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BMW i Future Interaction Concept At CES Hints At i8 Spyder (Again)

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Way back in 2012, BMW unveiled a convertible i8 Spyder as a followup to the original i8 plug-in hybrid coupe concept. But while the coupe went into production as a 2014 model, the i8 Spyder never went beyond the concept stage. But BMW isn't quite done with the idea of a convertible i8, apparently.


BMW iNext concept previews electric sedan flagship to come in 2021

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BMW will launch an all-electric flagship sedan in 2021 that will supplant its current top-of-the-line 7-Series range, it said yesterday. The model will be previewed by a concept called iNext, and is another addition to the increasingly-diverse BMW "i" lineup of plug-in cars. Future Cars plug-in cars BMW i

2016 30

BMW marks 100th birthday with autonomous, zero-emission concept

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BMW is now a century old. To celebrate, the brand has unveiled a concept car that emits nothing from its tailpipe and can drive itself. The automaker hasn't said just how the Vision Next 100 concept manages to go emission-free, but it did talk a lot about the car's exotic materials and construction.

2016 30

BMW Releases New Video On First Electric Car: 1972 BMW 1602e

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Over the past four decades, BMW has built numerous concepts and prototypes to experiment with electric propulsion.

2015 54

BMW to introduce BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at Detroit show

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Also part of the line-up at the BMW stand will be the new BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, the BMW M550i xDrive, and the BMW 6 Series model range.

2016 36

Long-delayed BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid due in 2018

Green Car Reports

A convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe was teased as far back as the 2012 New York Auto Show, when the i8 Spyder concept first debuted. But while the i8 coupe went into production as a 2014 model, BMW has been unusually slow to approve a convertible version for production.

BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal.

2016 52

News in brief: BMW to unveil plug-in hybrid car

Green Cars News

BMW will use the event to unveil its BMW Concept Active Tourer plug-in hybrid (pictured) for the first time in North [.].

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BMW Concept X5 eDrive Updated For New York Auto Show (Photos)

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BMW''s X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid isn''t due in production form until 2015, but the German automaker has unveiled an updated version of the Concept X5 eDrive at the New York Auto Show.

2015 25

Tesla And BMW Talk, VW Golf Hydrogen Concept, Angry Car Dealers: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we''ve got news of talks between BMW and Tesla Motors, details on the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen hydrogen fuel-cell concept, and the latest rumblings from car-dealer groups over criticism of haggling. BMW considers increasing production of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe as strong demand draws out customer

Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept: 2018 Q6 Electric Car Previewed At Frankfurt Motor Show

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It's been teased and previewed and discussed and debated, and now the concept is real: The Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept debuted at today's Frankfurt Motor Show. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars

2015 38

BMW to present new hybrid car in Geneva

Green Cars News

While planning to debut its new BMW 5 Series saloon car at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show next week, the German car manufacturer has also revealed plans for a Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid. The BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid will be the first combination of a straight-six with electric drive.

2010 19

BMW shows i Pedelec Concept e-bike

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The compact bicycle can be folded up quickly; the trunk of the BMW i3 Concept has room for two. BMW i Pedelec. Click to enlarge.

BMW will commission 400 i3 EVs in Copenhagen for DriveNow; collaboration with Arriva for public transport

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Following the successful introduction of the BMW i3 to the DriveNow car-sharing fleets in Germany, the UK and the USA, BMW will commission 400 BMW i3s in Copenhagen on 3 September. Bernhard Blättel, head of BMW Group mobility services. Here in Copenhagen we are now already witnessing mobility of the future. —Dr.

2015 37

BMW's Electric Range Grows With 2015 BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Green Car Reports

Possibly the most exciting electric cars to appear over the next few years are from BMW. The German maker's electric i3 subcompact and i8 plug-in hybrid supercar have whetted our appetites and now BMW has announced a further addition to the range, in the shape of the i8 Spyder.

Ricardo’s low-cost, fuel-efficient automatic transmission concept for motorcycles

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BY contrast, the Ricardo concept avoids these drawbacks and is comparatively simple to integrate into an existing product range.

2016 46

BMW to develop plug-in hybrid sports car

Green Cars News

The car will be based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept study that was displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 with BMW presenting a fully road worthy showcase vehicle at the Leipzig trade fair centre. German car manufacturer has announced that it will develop a plug-in hybrid electric sports car.

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BMW i3 Concept Coupe: New Video Of Electric Car

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If the BMW i3 electric car isn't near the top of the list, we'd be surprised. Which car are you most excited about for 2013?

2013 17

BMW launches operations at Center of Urban Mobility Competence; boosting electromobility through EV sharing

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BMW Group has officially launched operations at its Center of Urban Mobility Competence, which it established earlier this year. —Dr.

2015 46

BMW Group introduces MINI and Rolls Royce centenary concepts; individual mobility based on megatrends and projections

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At its Munich Centenary Event on 7 March, the automaker introduced the BMW VISION NEXT 100. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge. The urban go-kart.

BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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BMW range testing was under everyday conditions in city environment, 68° F, heating/air-conditioning, preheating, COMFORT driving mode. The 7.4

2016 44

BMW plans hydrogen fuel cell offering “early in next decade”

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Speaking on the future of powertrains at the Aachen Colloquium, Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management at BMW AG, Development, said that BMW will enter the fuel cell market early in the next decade, starting with very small production runs. BMW Group is planning more models with electric drive systems in the future.

2016 18

New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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Earlier in March, BMW-Brilliance introduced the new BMW X1 xDrive 25Le. This supports its hybrid-exclusive 1.5L l/100 km (131 mpg US).

BMW energy storage, Mercedes electric SUV, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled: Today's Car News

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Today, BMW debuts an energy-storage system that uses i3 electric car batteries, a Mercedes-Benz electric SUV concept is expected for the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is pulled form the U.S. BMW will use i3 electric-car batteries for home energy storage. for the 2017 model year. Today in Car News

2017 23

BMW unveils electric Megacity vehicle design

Green Cars News

Take a look at the design sketch for the BMW Megacity electric vehicle (below), which is due on the market in 2013. The concept consists of two horizontally separated independent modules with the drive [.].

2013 19

BMW Digital Charging Service optimizes charging and integrates electric vehicles into the energy market

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The BMW Digital Charging Service is based on two core functions: tariff- and solar-optimized vehicle charging.

Future BMW M4 To Use Water Injection For Power, Efficiency At Same Time

Green Car Reports

BMW recently demonstrated water injection on a small hatchback, but its first planned production use of the feature will be on quite a different type of car. At the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the carmaker unveiled the M4 GTS concept--a hardcore version of its current M4 sports coupe.

2015 33

BMW unveils their i3 electric and i8 plug-in hybrid concept cars

National Green Transportation

On Friday last week BMW held a press conference unveiling the their BMW.i concept vehicles. These are the i3, all electric sedan meant for urban use, and the i8, plug-in hybrid sports car meant for longer trips

BMW i3 Concept: Battery Electric Urban Minicar—Full Details

All Cars Electric

The concept version of the 2014 BMW i3 unveiled today in Frankfurt shows just how radical a change BMW has made from its legacy of gasoline-powered, front-engine, rear-drive sporty vehicles. For one, it’s entirely powered by electricity.

BMW reveals 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype with 117.5 mpg; next-gen Power eDrive: 2x current capacity, electric AWD

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BMW 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype. BMW has unveiled a 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype. 3 Series PHEV concept.

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BMW unveils third i concept model: i8 Concept Spyder plug-in hybrid

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BMW i8 Concept Spyder. Like the i8 coupé concept, the BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive is a plug-in hybrid.

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Revealed In Leaked Images

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BMW''s long-awaited i3 electric car and range-extended electric car aren''t officially unveiled until next Monday--but leaked images finally reveal the production car''s form.

2011 27

First BMW i Store Opens in London, i3 Concept Gets New Interior

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Now, weeks ahead of the BMW-sponsored 2012 London Olympic games, BMW’s London Park Lane store will become

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BMW plug-in hybrid Active Tourer concept for Paris debut

Green Cars News

More Paris news today as it is revealed that BMW is to take the covers off a new plug-in hybrid concept at the city’s forthcoming motor show. Using the same technology as featured in the i8 sports car, which is planned for launch in 2014, the new Concept Active Tourer is a small MPV-type vehicle [.].

BMW i4 Concept Electric Coupe To Appear At LA Show: Report

Green Car Reports

BMW could be set to unveil a new, sporty electric car at the upcoming 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Likely to be based on the BMW i3 electric city car, the new BMW 'i4' would be a more "fasionable and sporty" model to complement the i3 in BMW's increasing electric range.

BMW Reveals All-Electric Vision ConnectedDrive Concept

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BMW is going to great lengths to show that electric cars can look good as well as just being green, revealing today its new Vision ConnectedDrive zero-emission roadster concept ahead of its world debut next month at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

Porsche's All-Electric Tesla Competitor Coming To Frankfurt As Concept: Report

Green Car Reports

The German automaker known for its sports cars has already built three plug-in hybrids, beating Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz to launch that powertrain in the large luxury sedan and mid-size crossover segments. Among established luxury brands, Porsche may be among the best equipped to challenge Tesla Motors.

BMW to launch new ‘project i’ sub-brand on Monday

Green Cars News

An important landmark in the history of the BMW Group is expected on Monday 21 February as the German carmaker announces the introduction of an entirely new sub-brand. Expected to be the production realisation of the manufacturer’s work on the Mega City Vehicle concept and ‘project i’, the new marque is expected to hit European [.].

BMW reveals X5 plug-in hybrid concept

Green Cars News

BMW is to use the Frankfurt Motor Show to showcase its new plug-in hybrid drivetrain as fitted to its X5 SUV model.