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  • Porsche Mission E concept electric car

    The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars. A minimum of six new models are expected in that time period, all promising ranges of 200 miles or more—which until a few months ago had been the exclusive province of Tesla Motors. The list includes two affordable 200-mile electric cars: the second-generation Nissan Leaf, and the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3. DON'T MISS: Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace vs Mercedes EQ: electric luxury SUVs compared (Dec 2016) It also includes the first production long-range battery-electric cars from Audi, Jaguar, and...

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    2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

    With BMW having decided to offer not only plug-in hybrids across its range but also fully electric versions of its core models, its 'i' sub-brand is in a curious position. Is there a future for the high-tech vehicles designed for maximum efficiency when battery-electric powertrains are rolling into...

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    BMW i5 electric crossover SUV in 2019: latest rumor-mill roundup

    The next electric BMW has been the subject of intense interest and discussion for many months. Now, we think we've pieced together a rough idea of the car, its timing, its configuration, and its technology. The BMW i5 electric crossover SUV (with optional range extender) will likely be unveiled at...

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    How BMW can compete with Tesla electric cars: future i5, plug-in hybrids, says advocate

    For a decade now, Tesla Motors has been the "black swan" of the auto industry. It's a California company startup, founded from scratch, using a new powertrain, that against all odds has sold more than 100,000 electric cars and created a brand known worldwide. You can almost hear the grinding of...

  • 2016 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille
    BMW i5 to have range extender, use carbon-fiber body: product chief

    Among the three German luxury brands, BMW was first out of the gate to build and sell a battery-electric car in volume. Its unusual and technically advanced i3 small hatchback, offered with an optional two-cylinder range-extending engine, makes up the bulk of its "i" sub-brand sales, joined by the...

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