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

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 electric utility. But soon enough, those areas expanded to other parts of California, some areas of New Jersey where PSE&G... read more

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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

Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Who will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Poll results

Of our eight Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award winners since 2011, five have been compact five-door hatchbacks. It's a good, sensible format, by far the most popular... read more November 14, 2017 by

2018 BMW X3 prototype

BMW to debut electric-car concept at LA show; electric Mini makes U.S. debut

BMW will use media days at the Los Angeles auto show, which begin on November 29, to unveil a new electric car that's never before been seen. The electric model that will... read more November 9, 2017 by

2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars

Electric cars provide a zero-emission driving experience, but one of the most important raw materials for their batteries—cobalt—has a supply chain that needs... read more November 9, 2017 by

Ionity multi-brand European charging network

BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for... read more November 6, 2017 by

2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW, Mercedes invest in 'flexible car ownership' startup Fair

How would you know that the standard model for individuals buying new cars is dying? Sure, you could point to car sharing services like Car2go or Zipcar. Or you might point... read more October 30, 2017 by

2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Who sold 10,000 plug-in vehicles last month? (Not Tesla, Nissan, or Chevy)

When consumers think of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, most likely conjure thoughts of Tesla, or perhaps Nissan with its Leaf and Chevrolet with its Volt and Bolt... read more October 24, 2017 by

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

Which (non-Tesla) maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Poll results

Yes, yes, yes, we know: our readers and Twitter followers are largely very strong supporters of, and believers in, Tesla and its electric cars. Our challenge for last week's... read more October 4, 2017 by



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