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

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 to ride hailing companies like Lyft or Uber. Maybe you think the subscription model for the Hyundai Ioniq Electric... read more

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

BMW i3 electric car quirk: no AM radio offered, but why? (update)

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and it was the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. in 2014 and 2015. Its body shell is made of... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into... read more September 28, 2017 by


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

Which maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Take our Twitter poll

It has taken several years for European luxury makers to sort out what to do about the unexpected arrival of Tesla and its electric cars into a market they've dominated for... read more September 26, 2017 by


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

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Honda Urban EV concept teased ahead of Frankfurt auto show

Green car concepts, production models at Frankfurt auto show

Although a handful of automakers have opted to skip the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, there are still plenty of new green concept cars and production models confirmed to make... read more August 31, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Used diesel demand drops in Germany over fear of software upgrades

Diesel-powered cars, long a staple on European roads, are starting to lose favor as million of dollars of inventory begins to pile up in used diesel models. The inventory... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3 and i3s

2018 BMW i3 electric car range adds sportier i3s version

While the 2018 BMW i3 will formally debut next week at the Frankfurt auto show, the company has released details ahead of time on the updates to the lineup of its compact... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric car used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

Electric Mini to be made in U.K., despite BMW's Brexit worries (updated)

Mini, despite being owned by BMW since 1994, has long been a decidedly British brand. But both employees and fans worried that its British roots might be overlooked as a... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW 328d

EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report

As numerous political probes over the years have famously shown, once investigators dig into the circumstances around an alleged crime, anything can happen. The September... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3 and 2017 BMW i8

BMW's plug-in car sales rise, keeping it in same class as Tesla, Nissan, GM

Tesla may garner much of the buzz surrounding electric cars, but BMW has quietly become a significant challenger in the electric-vehicle sales race. Nissan, General Motors... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
2019 BMW 3-Series, portion of spy shot from Motor Authority  [Image via S. Balfauf/SB-Medien]

Fall debut for electric BMW 3-Series to fight Tesla Model 3: report

In August 2016, when the first U.S. ads for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid sport sedan hit the airwaves, they carried an interesting promise. "You will wait, and wait, and wait... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW X3

Electric BMW iX3 to come in 2020, but BMW i5 defunct: what happened, and why?

Over the last two years, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have released several all-electric concept cars that are thinly disguised production models to arrive in 2018 and beyond. But... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon, New York City, Jun 2014

What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

"I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won't buy one without all-wheel drive; what's the best?" It's a question we hear often. Whether or not you agree... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
A semi-autonomous BMW 5 Series, on the highway outside of Munich

Even BMW's hometown may ban older diesel cars

Diesel-powered vehicles are facing a tough road ahead as more European cities move to ban older, dirtier, oil-burning cars. Diesel has long been the preferred fuel of... read more June 20, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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