BMW i3 REx

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

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 underpinnings, and battery-electric powertrain with an optional range extender are a combination not offered by any other maker... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier and 2017 BMW i3 electric car, Aug 2017        [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Chevy Bolt EV reviewed by BMW i3 driver: electric cars compared

Owners of specific electric cars sometimes tend to become boosters and fans for their particular EV as well as plugging in to drive in general. So it was with Tom Moloughney... read more August 18, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car at 3 years   [photo: owner Tom Moloughney]

BMW i3 REx: owner's 3 years with range-extended electric car

This week, my 2014 i3 REx turned three years old; I picked it up on May 21, 2014. For the most part I’ve been very pleased with the car. It’s definitely not... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
Mazda Demio EV test-fleet electric car in Japan (aka Mazda2)

Mazda's electric car gets patents for rotary range-extender engine

Recent patent filings suggest Mazda’s next Wankel engine will equip a battery-powered car, not a rear-wheel drive heir to emblematic sports coupes like its RX-7 and... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
Section of 2018 BMW i3 spy shot  [image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien, as used on Motor Authority]

2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW i3 plug-in hybrid recall to fix fuel-vapor problem, fire concerns

BMW is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx extended-range electric cars due to concerns over the potential for fires to be started by fuel vapors. The REx uses a small gasoline... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 preview

The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. This mid-cycle refresh includes several... read more October 7, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

The 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. Changes are headlined by a larger... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014

BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

The BMW i3 electric car may be the most ambitious small car of recent years, bristling with new technology and innovation. Its carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body shell... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx, scenic New Jersey, Apr 2015  [photo by owner Tom Moloughney]

The '1,000-MPG' BMW i3: 56,000 miles on 50 gallons of gas

The few available range-extended electric car models give drivers added flexibility by using gasoline engines as onboard backup generators. But using the range extender too... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 electric car: longer-range battery, but current 81-mile model to stay

The 2017 BMW i3 will go on sale this fall with significant updates, most notably a higher-capacity battery pack. Its capacity rises a full 50 percent, from 22 to 33... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

BMW i3 REx electric-car lawsuit: range-extender power loss alleged

The BMW i3 is the only electric car in the world sold with an optional range-extending engine to increase driving capability beyond the range provided by the battery. The... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3: up to 114 miles of range from 50-percent battery increase

For its fourth year on the market, the 2017 BMW i3 electric car gets a huge boost in battery capacity and hence its EPA-rated range. The battery capacity rises 50 percent... read more May 1, 2016 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt and its replacement, 2015 BMW i3 REx  [photo: Jeff Pantukhoff]

Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution

The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine. Both cars run entirely in electric mode until... read more January 1, 2016 by


 
2015 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car To Get Longer Range Next Year, CEO Says

The BMW i3 electric car will get a longer range next year, and it will soon be followed by another "i" model, the carmaker's chief executive says. That would expand the BMW... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission... read more August 28, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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