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

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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 have fulfilled its mission.

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BMW i8 prototype to drop engine, go all-electric: report

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BMW's next all-electric car could be a variant of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe. The German carmaker currently offers only one all-electric model—the i3 hatchback—and there have been rumors of a second, likely called i5. But BMW is apparently considering an all-electric i8 in addition to a completely new electric model. DON'T MISS: BMW. plug-in cars BMW i

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BMW Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

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Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla, but details of BMW's entry into that segment are less visible. On the higher end, we know that German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan pricey all-electric sedans and SUVs with ranges of 250-plus.

BMW To Build All-Electric Tesla Model X Competitor Too, In U.S.: Report

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The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron electric crossover could become a direct competitor for the Tesla Model X, but both vehicles may soon have another all-electric German utility vehicle to contend with. Apparently BMW may be the next German luxury brand to challenge Tesla Motors directly, by launching an electric SUV of its own.

Next BMW 3-Series to include all-electric Tesla Model 3 rival: report

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Tesla rocked the German luxury makers a couple of years ago when it became clear that its all-electric Model S sedan was truly appealing to a wide swath of enthusiastic luxury-car buyers. With more than 125,000 sold since mid-2012, Tesla Motors has since launched the Model X electric crossover utility and announced plans for its next product, the.

Mercedes to show all-electric hatchback concept this fall, countering Audi: report

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Let one maker—BMW, say—introduce a new category of vehicle—sport utility "coupes," say—and soon Mercedes-Benz and Audi will have their own too. Future Cars Mercedes plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV German luxury carmakers often follow each other's product plans in something close to lockstep.

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BMW All Electric, Fisker In CA, Electric Ford Mustang: Today's Car News

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Today, we have a prediction that BMW will make virtually its entire lineup electric, Fisker's plan to build cars in California, and a blisteringly quick Ford Mustang electric drag racer. All this and more on Green Car Reports. BMW could convert virtually its entire lineup to electric power, with range extenders and all-wheel drive, a new report.

Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

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Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to include adding all-electric powertrains to models within the main BMW brand in future. That is part of an effort to grow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids significantly. plug-in cars range anxiety BMW i battery capacity

2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

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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 claims to build ultimate driving machines.

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Jaguar 'EV-Type' To Be All-Electric F-Pace To Compete With Tesla?

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It's still hard to explain to outsiders just how disruptive Tesla Motors and its electric luxury cars have been to the established German prestige automakers. From 2017 to 2020, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche will all launch one or more "Tesla-alikes" intended to match or surpass the capabilities of the California company's Model S sedan.

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

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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.

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Electric Mini officially confirmed by BMW CEO, also electric BMW X3

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It's increasingly evident that BMW will offer all-electric versions of existing models, departing from its previous strategy of building dedicated plug-in models under the "i" sub-brand. The carmaker has said it would add all-electric versions of the next-generation X3 crossover, as well as an unspecified Mini model. The move comes as BMW seeks to.

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Audi Q6 e-Tron All-Electric 'Coupe SUV' Confirmed For 2018

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Over the next few years, the German luxury establishment--including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--is expected to launch a barrage of electric car models in a belated attempt to take on startup Tesla Motors. For some time, it's been understood that one of those models will be an all-electric SUV from Audi.

All-electric BMW i8, Jaguar 'J-Pace,' Tesla Model X sunshade: Today's Car News

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Today, reports indicate that BMW is considering an all-electric version of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe, and Jaguar is testing a diesel-electric hybrid possibly called "J-Pace." Also, Tesla Model X owners are getting removable sunshades for their electric crossovers' windshields. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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

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BMW will stage the world premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the US premiere of the BMW Concept X2 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January in Detroit. BMW ConnectedDrive will be showcasing a selection of new services. BMW eDrive.

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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 iThe iNext is viewed by analysts as a direct reaction to the success of.

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BMW will electrify its regular cars; what happens to 'i' models?

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When the BMW i3 went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014, it marked not only the debut of the German automaker's first mass-market electric car, but also a new sub-brand. BMW originally planned to group all its electric cars under the "i" sub-brand, which currently includes all-electric and range-extended REx versions of the i3, as well as the. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW i

Range Rover All-Electric Utility Vehicle To Challenge Tesla Model X?

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Well, add one more name to the queue of luxury carmakers planning to compete head-to-head with Tesla Motors and its electric cars. According to Britain''s Autocar, Range Rover is now in the planning stages for a crossover vehicle that could target the upcoming Tesla Model X electric SUV. DON''T MISS: How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With

BMW's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle getting closer to reality

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Many automakers have chosen to promote battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars exclusively, but BMW is dabbling in both. The German firm already sells its all-electric i3, along with a growing cadre of plug-in hybrid models. DON'T MISS: BMW Hydrogen Fuel-Cell. But it's also developing hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, with some help from Toyota. hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cell

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BMW makes hybrid car prediction

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BMW has set its sights on significant success in the electric and hybrid car sector: after revealing its expectations for global sales of its I-brand. Latest News Green cars Electric cars BMW

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

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The 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. Changes are headlined by a larger, 33-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that increases range from 81 miles to 114 miles in the all-electric model. However, until now, BMW had yet to release range estimates for. plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx

Want An All-Electric BMW X1? You'll Have To Head To China

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As part of its relentless niche-filling, BMW has given us both compact crossovers like the X1, and electric cars like the new i3. The German marque''s Chinese partner, Brilliance, has just released the Zinoro 1E--essentially, an electric It hasn''t yet combined the two though--at least not in North America. Move to China, and it''s a different story.

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. The automaker doesn’t go into detail as to what is powering the concept but does state that it

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. The all-electric car sharing fleet here will also interconnect with public transport via a collaboration with Arriva. It is on-demand technology, interconnected, quiet and electric. Bernhard Blättel, head of BMW Group mobility services.

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BMW i3 gets 80+ miles electric range, recharges in a half hour

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BMW officially unveiled the BMW i3 electric car in simultaneous ceremonies located in Beijing, London and New York. The i3 is BMW's first all electric production car, and is, according to BMW's management, revolutionary in

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

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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 engine to charge its battery pack, offering a longer range than the all-electric i3 when both gasoline and electric power are used. fire plug-in cars Fire risk BMW i3 REx

If BMW i5 is canceled, what does that mean for its electric cars?

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When it launched in 2013, the BMW i3 electric car was arguably the most futuristic automobile in mass production anywhere in the world. Its all-electric powertrain could be ordered with an optional range-extending engine, and it rode on an aluminum chassis topped with a strong but lightweight body shell made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW iNext

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

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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 rides on an aluminum platform, and its all-electric powertrain may include an optional small engine. The battery-electric i3 also happens to be the most energy-efficient vehicle. lawsuit plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx

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. At the same time, BMW also announced that 100 all-electric BMW i3 cars are now available for DriveNow car sharing customers in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

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At 133 MPGe, Toyota Prius Prime wallops BMW i3 on energy efficiency

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Move over, BMW: there's a new efficiency champion in town this year—and you'll have to give back that laurel wreath you've worn since 2014. When running in all-electric mode, that car is now the most energy-efficient vehicle you can buy. Last week, final EPA fuel-efficiency results were released for the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids EPA plug-in cars EPA Ratings MPGe

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New Leaf battery, Tesla Autopilot, BMW electric-car strategy, Pacific Hybrid recall: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got some auto-industry analysis on BMW's electric cars, two updates on recent stories, a look at Tesla's latest Autopilot, and a takedown of a bizarre Swedish study of the environmental impact of electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. With the BMW i5 dedicated electric crossover now apparently dead, and an all-electric.

How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why

Green Car Reports

We already know that in the next few years, we''ll see a slew of mid-size SUVs offered with plug-in hybrid powertrains--most from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Range Rover. But the German luxury marques are making plans to compete more directly with Tesla Motors and its Model S all-electric long-range luxury sedan. All have

BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

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A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for electric-car travel. When it's finished in 2020, Ionity will include 400 charging stations across multiple countries, supporting all electric cars that adhere to the Combined.

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Tesla Model S Vs BMW i3: Electric-Car Efficiency Comparison Test

Green Car Reports

The EPA has dubbed the all-electric 2014 BMW i3 the most efficient production car sold in the U.S., with an impressive 125 MPGe rating--the best of any electric vehicle. By comparison, my 2013 Tesla Model S with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery is rated at only 89 MPGe. That''s a hefty 39-percent efficiency advantage for the i3, at least on paper. DON''T

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. In all-electric mode, the prototype is capable of a top speed of 120 km/h (74.5 Cutaway showing the electric motor and the 8-Speed Steptronic.

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BMW delivers first i3 EV in US

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BMW delivered the first all-electric BMW i3 (earlier post) in the US to Boston electric vehicle advocate and Tufts University professor of practice Charles Rabie at the BMW of Boston dealership.

2021 BMW i6 Electric Sedan Rumored To Follow 2018 i5 Crossover

Green Car Reports

With 2016 about to arrive, BMW is by far the most advanced of the three German automakers in selling battery-electric cars. All three makers plan to offer plug-in hybrid versions of most of their lineups by 2020, but BMW has been selling its all-electric i3 five-door hatchback for more than two years now--and in substantial volumes. Future Cars plug-in cars sport sedans Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Mini Electric Concept revealed before Frankfurt auto show debut

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We've known since last July that an all-electric Mini Cooper will go into production in 2019. The Mini Electric Concept is recognizable as the three-door hardtop version of the famous British small car, but numerous design. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini ENow, we can see the first renderings of the car that will make its official debut at the Frankfurt auto show in two weeks.

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BMW provides initial look at X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype

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BMW X5 plug-in hybrid prototype at Efficient Dynamics Innovation Days 2014. At BMW’s Efficient Dynamics Innovation Days 2014 in Germany, the company provided the first opportunities for test-driving the BMW X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid (PHEV) prototype ( earlier post ). BMW eDrive.

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Aston Martin RapidE, Tesla Autopilot Coast-to-Coast, BMW i3 Range Boost: Today's Car News

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Today, we have a first look at the all-electric Aston Martin RapidE, a team claims to have driven coast-to-coast relying on Tesla's Autopilot system, and the BMW i3 will get a range boost next year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Aston Martin RapidE concept previews an all-electric version of the British carmaker's four-door Rapide.