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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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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


 
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

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


 
2015 Peugeot 308 GTI

Peugeot tests Aquarius Engines electric-car range extender

One of the tools automakers use in electric cars to combat drivers' range anxiety is a range-extending gasoline engine. These engines essentially act as generators, providing... read more July 18, 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


 
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... read more March 14, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Murano

Nissan To Launch Range-Extended Electric Vehicle In 2016: Report

The Nissan Leaf is now firmly established as the bestselling electric car in history. Nissan expects to deliver its 200,000th Leaf sometime next month. And Nissan managed to... read more December 15, 2015 by


 
Teaser for new Mazda sports car concept debuting at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Will Mazda Sports Car Concept Revive The Rotary As A Range Extender?

Mazda will unveil a new sports car concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show later this month, and there are reasons to suspect that it might include a Wankel rotary engine. The... read more October 1, 2015 by


 
BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo Power eDrive prototype

BMW To Make Whole Lineup Electric, With Range Extenders, AWD: Report

German carmaker BMW may be on the cusp of the most radical transformation in its history--one that will stun the auto industry if it comes to pass. If a report from early... read more June 18, 2015 by


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it. It's both a compact hatchback and an all-electric car, from the brand that... read more March 17, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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