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BMW 530e will be first "plug-in" car with wireless charging this summer

BMW 530e will be first "plug-in" car with wireless charging this summer

When will charging your electric car be as convenient as charging your phone? This summer, if BMW has its way. The company says it will be the first to lease a wireless inductive charging system in the U.S. for its 530e plug-in hybrid. Customers can order the system now, and BMW says it will be... read more

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2018 Tesla Model S

Audi, BMW, Mercedes large electric luxury sedans to aim above Tesla Model S?

The Tesla Model S occupies an interesting position among "luxury" sedans and hatchbacks. It's far from the best-equipped vehicle compared to mid-size and full-size... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW i3s

BMW: we won't mass-produce electric cars until 2020, with cheaper cells

BMW sold more than 100,000 cars with plugs last year, adding together its battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. That's roughly on a par with Tesla, and ahead of both... read more March 23, 2018 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

All-electric BMW i4 to be production version of i Vision Dynamics concept

Very few automakers these days build concept cars just for fun, and only occasionally are they pure styling concepts intended to showcase future design language. So when the... read more March 22, 2018 by


 
2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

More ways to get $10K off BMW i3 electric car: new utilities add discount

How badly do you want to buy a BMW i3 electric car? Initially, it looked like you'd have to move to areas of California where Southern California Edison would be your... read more March 11, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW i3s

2018 BMW i3s first drive review: sportier and nearly as efficient

BMW's Test Fest in Palm Springs, California, at The Thermal Club attracts a broad range of cars. The star of the show is the 600-horsepower 2018 BMW M5. But before I can test... read more March 7, 2018 by


 
2019 BMW i8 Roadster, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, plus new Roadster priced from $164,295

BMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style. Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto... read more February 15, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW says it can build electric cars and regular ones on same platforms: interview

As the auto industry plans more electric cars in higher volumes for the 2020s, one of the great debates is whether they will need to be designed from the ground up solely for... read more January 25, 2018 by


 
2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

Today's BMW i3 to evolve into lower-tech, higher-volume 2022 BMW iX1 SUV: report

Model naming conventions that are clear, consistent, and easy to understand across decades are a crucial part of explaining a vehicle lineup to buyers. By and large, German... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW X2, 2018 Detroit auto show

BMW will have 25 electric cars, plug-in hybrid models by 2025

The last 12 to 18 months have seen a slew of global automakers promising rafts of new plug-in electric vehicles on sale by deadlines set several years into the future... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW 5-Series

Diesel redux: 2018 BMW 540d sedan certified for US sale (but will it matter?)

BMW has announced it will resurrect the diesel 5 Series sport sedan, in the form of a 540d model, one year after the introduction of a thoroughly updated 5 Series. The... read more January 11, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW i3s

2018 BMW i3s: range, efficiency lower for sportier model of electric car

As a given generation of any vehicle ages, German companies in particular often spice up the allure of the aging car with new and sportier versions. Porsche is a master at... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
BMW Group headquarters transformed into batteries in Munich

BMW sold 100,000 plug-in cars this year: more than GM, probably Nissan too (Tesla TBD)

You have to hand it to BMW. When the German automaker set out to eclipse last year's sales of plug-in cars by delivering 100,000 electrified vehicles globally this year, it... read more December 20, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW partners with Solid Power to develop solid-state cells for electric cars

While lithium-ion cells have powered all but a handful of plug-in electric cars since 2008, carmakers have looked further down the road toward solid-state battery cells with... read more December 18, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

When the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3 and i3s

BMW i3 electric car sales stopped, future recall announced for specific safety concern (updated)

An obscure safety issue has led to a halt in sales of the BMW i3 electric car until further notice. The German maker announced a recall for every single i3 sold in the United... read more December 3, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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