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

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The next electric BMW has been the subject of intense interest and discussion for many months. The BMW i5 electric crossover SUV (with optional range extender) will likely be unveiled at an auto show sometime next year, and go into. plug-in cars BMW i5Now, we think we've pieced together a rough idea of the car, its timing, its configuration, and its technology.


BMW i3 'Shadow Sport' Limited Edition Electric Car Offers Moonroof At Last

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BMW is finally offering a much-sought option for its i3 electric car--but only to a handful of customers. DON'T MISS: 1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW. Los Angeles Auto Show special editions plug-in carsThat option is a moonroof, which hasn't been available on the i3 in the U.S. until now. But the coveted feature will only be offered on a limited-edition model, available to just 50 U.S. customers.

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2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Plug-In Hybrid SUV To Debut In Shanghai Next Month

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We now have details on the production version of the X5 plug-in hybrid SUV that BMW has shown numerous times in prototype form. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e will debut at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show next month, and is expected to go on sale in the U.S. DON''T MISS: BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric. Auto Show Green Plug-In Hybrids SUVs Sport-Utility Vehicles plug-in cars

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2015 BMW i8 Live Photo Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

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The 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car was finally unveiled this morning at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. It joins the i3 electric city car as the second model in BMW’s line of “i” plug-in vehicles. Like the i3, the i8 features a unique “LifeDrive” architecture consisting of a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP

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 i5 In 2018 To Have Very Electric Plug-In Hybrid: Why It's Important

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Of the four prestige German auto brands, BMW is clearly the most aggressive in its plans for plug-in electric cars in various segments. Last year it launched the BMW i3 battery-electric small hatchback and the sexy BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe. According to reports out of Germany, the next vehicle in the "i" family will be called the BMW.

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BMW i3: How Far Can You Go Without Touching The Brake Pedal?

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The regenerative braking system in the BMW i3 electric car is quite extreme. That behavior recently led Britain’s Auto Express to put that to the.

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BMW announces launch date of new electric car

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The BMW Group has declared that its new Megacity Vehicle will be launched in 2013. The announcement was made by Norbert Reithofer, the chairman of the board of management for BMW AG, ahead of the Auto China 2010 show in Beijing. Tags: BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news Auto China 2010 BMW electric BMW electric cars BMW Megacity BMW Megacity electric car BMW Megacity launch date BMW MINI E Norbert Reithofer

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

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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. Virtually every BMW model would be powered by. If a report from early this year is accurate, the company plans to convert the bulk of its product lineup to electric power over the next 10 years. emissions Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars regulation REx range extender engine

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BMW's Next Two Plug-In Hybrids Officially Revealed, Only One For U.S.

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BMW has released details on the pair of new plug-in hybrids it will launch at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, although only one will be offered for sale in the U.S. Frankfurt Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in carsThe first is the 330e, a version of the 3 Series sedan whose plug-in hybrid model was briefly mentioned during the company's unveiling of a mid-cycle refresh of the lineup earlier this.

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1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

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It's shown with Electric Auto Association board member Chris Neff's 2014 BMW i3 REx, which may be able to out-accelerate the. What a difference a century makes, more or less. The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald Davidson, who is only the car's third owner in 98 years. plug-in cars Historic Detroit Electric

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2014 BMW i8 Live Photos: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

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BMW has taken a radical departure from its traditional brand of teutonic sedans with its "i" range. We were at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show to get a closer look. BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Coupe The i8 is The i3 is a carbon-bodied electric city car and the i8 a plug-in hybrid sports coupe, and both display wild styling and high-tech features.

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Autonomous vehicle tech company Nauto enters strategic relationships with 3 automakers, including BMW and Toyota, and Allianz

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Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto has entered into strategic agreements with three major auto companies, including BMW i Ventures and Toyota Research Institute, as well as with Allianz Ventures, part of the leading global financial service provider and insurance company Allianz Group.

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

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For a decade now, Tesla Motors has been the "black swan" of the auto industry. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i5It'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 teeth in the automaking capitals of Michigan and.

JATO Dynamics: growth slowdown in Euro auto sales in March; SUVs still lead

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In contrast, the biggest market share winners during the first three months of the year were BMW, Renault and Fiat, with the last two benefiting from strong SUV demand growth. March 2016 was another positive month for European new car registrations, ending a strong Q1 which saw sales of 3.93

Some BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners Get Expanded Free Fast Charging

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As DC fast-charging networks emerge as a crucial battleground for long-range electric cars, BMW will expand its ChargeNow program for owners of its i3 electric hatchback. Announced last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the expanded program will give those drivers access to 500 additional DC fast-charging sites in the EVgo network operated by.

2015 BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Coupe Priced From $135,925

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At this morning''s Frankfurt Auto Show, the wraps finally came off the production version of the 2015 BMW i8, the plug-in hybrid coupe that''s the high-performance counterpart to the 2014 BMW i3 electric urban car. Among other details, BMW announced U.S. The BMW i8 will start at $135,925

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Tesla Model S And BMW i3 Compared, 2016 Toyota Mirai Pricing, Air Force V2G Test: Today's Car News

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We''re at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show this week, so watch for our live coverage over the next three days. As for today''s top news, we''ve got pricing information for the 2016 Toyota Mirai, an efficiency comparison of the Tesla Model S and BMW i3 electric cars, and a report on a vehicle-to-grid demonstration conducted by the U.S.

RideCell introduces white-label global carsharing and ridesharing platform for automakers; used by BMW ReachNow

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The RideCell platform is being used by the BMW Group to power the ReachNow carsharing service. First introduced in April 2016, RideCell powers the service which has more than 370 BMW and MINI vehicles. How RiceCell car-sharing works with BMW ReachNow. RideCell , Inc.,

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2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Live Photos: Frankfurt Auto Show

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The BMW i3's bigger brother the i8 may get all the attention from sports car fans, but as the smaller and more practical of the "i" range the i3 could be considered the more relevant of the two. We were at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show ready to capture both i-cars in all their glory. You can find the 2014 BMW i8's live photo gallery by clicking

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BMW i3 Coupe Concept Video Preview

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BMW is preparing to launch its i3 electric hatchback, and there could be related models on the way--models like the i3 Coupe Concept from the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The i3 Coupe Concept is, as you would expect, a coupe version of the i3 hatchback. If the concept receives a positive reception we wouldn't be shocked to see this electric coupe

Sneak Peek: BMW i3 And i8 U.S. Debut Before LA Auto Show

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Yesterday afternoon, BMW hosted a Special Sneak Peek Preview Event of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept electric cars in New York. debut at next week's Los Angeles Auto Show. After an hour-long photo session, we were addressed by Richard Kim, exterior designer for the BMW i range, and Rich Steinberg, manager of Both cars will make their official U.S.

Yo-Auto Natural-Gas Hybrid Update: Production Now In 2015?

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With Teslas and BMW i3s dominating the green car headlines, it''s easy to forget that plenty of other automakers are creating their own low-emission vehicles. Wards Auto reports the billionaire-owned Yo-Avto In Russia, that company is Yo-Avto. The automaker has promised a natural gas hybrid vehicle for some time--and that time could now be 2015.

BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric SUV

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Now, we''ve driven a prototype version of one of them: the BMW X5 e-Drive, which will be shown as an updated concept car at this week''s New York Auto Show. DON''T MISS: New York Auto Show: Green Cars And They''re not here yet, but in less than two years, U.S. buyers will have a choice of at least three plug-in hybrid SUV models to choose from.

Hyundai Fuel Cell, BMW i3 Electric Motor Win "10 Best Engines" Awards

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The annual Ward''s Auto list of "10 Best Engines" is out, but not every one of its award-winners is actually an engine. MORE: 2014 BMW This year, Ward''s expanded its award criteria to encompass alternative powertrains, so there are two non-combustion units in what the industry trade journal justifiably calls the most diverse field of winners yet.

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2016 Audi Q7 Plug-In Hybrid, BMW Charging Blitz, 2015 Chevy Trax First Drive: Today's Car News

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Wrapping up the week, we''ve got details on the 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid, a report on BMW''s upcoming charging infrastructure plans, and a first drive of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax. BMW promises a DC fast-charging station construction blitz, with details coming at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in

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

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A styling concept that is likely to reach production as the Audi Q6, a more coupe-like crossover utility vehicle similar to the BMW X6, the key feature of the concept car is its. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in carsIt'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.

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Dana showcasing electrified technologies at Auto Shanghai

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At Auto Shanghai 2017, Dana Incorporated is showcasing select technologies from its Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies, as well as thermal-management products for electric and hybrid vehicles. Chinese auto buyers purchased almost half of all the plug-in electric vehicles sold in the world last year, and Chinese officials have set ambitious goals for the further adoption of hybrid- and electric-powered vehicles in the decades ahead.

Nissan Leaf Vs BMW i3 Vs Volkswagen e-Golf: German Magazine Compares

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The BMW i3''s styling has been divisive since its launch earlier this year but one thing that most agree on is its abilities--it''s among the best electric cars yet. When Volkswagen launches its e-Golf though, BMW will face tough competition--and worldwide, the Nissan Leaf is still a best-selling electric car. German magazine Auto Bild has now

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2013 BMW i3 Electric Car iPhone App Screenshots Teased: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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We’re less than a week away from the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and that means automakers are eagerly dropping hints about what we’ll be seeing next week. For BMW, that means posting six screenshots from its unreleased iOS smartphone application for the 2013 BMW i3 electric car.

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New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

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That might seem to go against what the brand is supposed to be about, but parent company BMW is embracing it. Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids MINI Countryman plug-in carsOver the past few years, Mini models have been getting bigger, to point where most aren't particularly "mini" anymore. The German automaker touts the 2017 Mini Countryman—the second-generation crossover from its British ward—as.

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BMW staging world premiere of X5 plug-in hybrid at Auto Shanghai

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BMW is using the upcoming Auto Shanghai event as the platform for the world premiere of the BMW X5 xDrive40e Sports Activity Vehicle, the first plug-in hybrid production model from the BMW core brand. The new BMW X5 xDrive40e.

BMW Concept X5 eDrive Live Photos: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

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BMW does very well with its sport utility vehicles in North America, which is why they''re made in South Carolina. And with hybrid crossovers and sport utilities coming thick and fast, today saw the official unveiling of the BMW Concept X5 eDrive at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The company had released details of the plug-in hybrid crossover concept

BMW reveals i3 electric coupe car

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BMW has revealed a new coupe concept car based on its forthcoming i3 electric supermini on the opening day of the Los Angeles Auto Show. BMW BMW i3 concept electric car Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW to showcase 4 production plug-in hybrids at IAA in Frankfurt; new 225xe

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BMW is using the upcoming IAA in Frankfurt to showcase four production BMW brand plug-in hybrid models from different vehicle segments—one newly announced. Also sharing the stand will be a newly announced plug-in hybrid from the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, the BMW 225xe.

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BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. As part of its ongoing commitment to the growth of a robust public DC Fast charging infrastructure, BMW is supporting EVgo’s installation of an incremental 500 DC Fast Combo chargers, to benefit BMW i3 customers and all EV drivers in the US with DC Fast Combo charging capability.

BMW focuses on efficient dynamics

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Where does the future lie for BMW? The German manufacturer claims it has been able to deliver significant improvements in its fleet carbon dioxide emissions over the last several years and according to its statistics, the average fuel consumption of all BMW and MINI vehicles registered in Germany in 2008 is 5.9l/km (40mpg) with an average CO2 rating of 158g/km. Tags: BMW Green cars Latest news efficientdynamics VALVETRONIC engine

GM: Buyers Will Compare Cadillac ELR To BMW 6-Series

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Instead, reports Wards Auto, GM thinks most consumers will GM has offered one reason the Chevy Volt-based Cadillac ELR is so expensive, but it''s not the reason you might have been expecting. Priced similarly to Tesla''s Model S sedan, it''s logical to think that Cadillac may be angling for undecided cross-shoppers in the "green luxury" market.

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CAFE Credits For Safer Cars, Tesla P85D Delivered Quickly, 2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test: Today's Car News

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Today we''ve got a proposal from an auto industry trade group that wants to give carmakers extra fuel-economy credits for building safer cars, a report on Tesla Model S delivery times, and a video road test of the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. Check out our video road test of the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe.

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Tesla German Battery Factory, BMW i3 'Shadow Sport,' 2017 Ford Escape: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla is reportedly in talks with the German government about a battery factory, and the parade of car reveals for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show begins with the BMW i3 Shadow Sport and 2017 Ford Escape. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A U.S. senator recently called for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to. Today in Car News