BMW iNEXT concept

Green Car Congress

At the BMW AG Annual General Meeting in May 2018, Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management at the BMW Group, said that the iNext would provide its building blocks for the future, from which the entire company and all of its brands are set to benefit.

2018 112

BMW drops diesels in favor of plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports

BMW is the latest automaker to eliminate diesels from its lineup and focus on plug-in hybrids and electric cars. A BMW spokesman told Green Car Reports on Tuesday that it will drop diesels from its lineup for 2019. We're putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket," said BMW spokesman Alexander Schmuck. BMW currently sells five plug-in hybrid models. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 68

All-electric BMW i4 to be production version of i Vision Dynamics concept

Green Car Reports

So when the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept emerged onto the auto-show circuit last fall, it seemed obvious it previewed a future production model. Geneva Motor Show Future Cars Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i BMW i4Very few automakers these days build concept cars just for fun, and only occasionally are they pure styling concepts intended to showcase future design language.

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Supplier tests compact 100-kwh battery pack in BMW i3

Green Car Reports

Using new battery-pack architecture, BMW battery supplier Lion Smart has crammed tripled the battery capacity into a BMW i3s. Lion Smart's 100-kiloowatt-hour battery gives the little city car a range of 435 miles on a charge, in the same footprint as the original battery pack.

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2017 BMW i3 preview

Green Car Reports

The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. Battery capacity rises 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt hours, and BMW says. Preview plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExback in May 2014. This mid-cycle refresh includes several updates, most notably a much larger battery pack and a corresponding increase in its EPA-rated range.

2017 64

BMW Vision iNext electric concept redefines German luxury flagship

Green Car Reports

For decades, the flagship of every German luxury maker’s line has been its largest sedan: the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, and at the pinnacle, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The BMW Vision iNext, previewed for small group of journalists this week before Saturday’s global debut, entirely rethinks what a “flagship”

2018 67

BMW considers extending MINI-E leases

Plugs and Cars

The MINI-E program is going well enough that BMW is considering allowing leases extensions, Richard Steinberg the program manager said at CARB's ZEV Technology Symposium today. Tags: BMW bmw mini e

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2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

Green Car Reports

If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it. Hi, I’m Joel Feder, and I’ll give you our verdict on the BMW i3 in our.

2015 110

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2017 83

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

Green Car Reports

The 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. 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 RExback in May 2014. 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.

2016 82

2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

Green Car Reports

This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx battery capacitydealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range.

2018 68

BMW introducing new X5 plug-in hybrid in Europe in 2019, US in 2020

Green Car Congress

The BMW X5 xDrive40e, introduced in 2015, was the first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand. BMW will introduce a new X5 plug-in hybrid, the BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance, in Europe in 2019, to be followed by a US model in 2020.

2018 98

BMW Group Leipzig plant launches series production of the BMW i8 Roadster PHEV

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group Leipzig plant has started series production of the BMW i8 Roadster, unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show ( earlier post ). It will be launched parallel to the enhanced version of the BMW i8 Coupé. The new BMW i8 Coupe offers combined fuel consumption of 1.9

2018 95

BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

Green Car Reports

Almost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW iThe German automaker says it has delivered 100,000 plug-in cars over the past three years. That figure encompasses both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. DON'T MISS: New 2017.

2016 87

BMW i3 Electric Car To Get Longer Range Next Year, CEO Says

Green Car Reports

The BMW i3 electric car will get a longer range next year, and it will soon be followed by another "i" model, the carmaker's chief executive says. That would expand the BMW "i" range to three models, including the i3 small hatchback, the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe, and the new and so far unnamed model, But there's still no firm timeline for the. Future Cars plug-in cars BMW i BMW i3 REx

2015 87

2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

Green Car Reports

With BMW having decided to offer not only plug-in hybrids across its range but also fully electric versions of its core models, its 'i' sub-brand is in a curious position. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i5Is there a future for the high-tech vehicles designed for maximum efficiency when battery-electric powertrains are rolling into conventional cars as well? The answer to that.

2016 86

BMW takes REVENGE

Revenge of the Electric Car

Among the panelists sat Richard Steinberg of BMW, where he leads battery electric vehicle programs in the US markets, including the MINI E and BMW ActiveE programs. “BMW ActiveE?&#

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BMW teaser video of upcoming i8 Roadster

Green Car Congress

BMW has released a teaser video for the upcoming i8 Roadster—the third member of its electrified i family, arriving in 2018.

2017 78

BMW introduces new Cruise e-Bike

Green Car Congress

BMW of North America presented the new BMW Cruise e-Bike, ideal for commuters, built with a BOSCH Performance Line electric motor. BMW’s collection of bicycles is designed to reflect the main characteristics of BMW vehicle design.

2016 99

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 mentioned an i8 convertible during a March press. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars BMW i

2016 86

2018 BMW i3 electric car range adds sportier i3s version

Green Car Reports

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 electric car. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExWhile battery range stays the same as last year, a new i3s model (for Sport) has been added, with revised suspension and a Sport mode added to its drive-mode.

2017 67

BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

Green Car Reports

Among the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars. BMW has also rapidly expanded the number of plug-in hybrids based on existing models in its. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars BMW iIt launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in 2013, and continues to sell the i3 electric city car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe.

2016 84

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

Green Car Reports

When the BMW i3 went on sale in the U.S. 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 iback 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.

2016 87

BMW 'i' electric-car sub-brand to expand into SUVs, utility vehicles, with 'iX' models

Green Car Reports

Before the 2013 launch of its 'i' sub-brand, BMW had secured the names of potential i-branded vehicles by applying for i1 through i9 monikers in 2010. At a sneak peek of BMW’s upcoming. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW iNow the brand has secured another batch of names for electrified crossovers—iX1 through iX9—and it plans to use at least one of them by 2020.

2017 63

BMW debuts iX3 SUV electric car

Green Car Reports

The iX3 SUV, revealed in Beijing today, brings BMW into the mainstream when it comes to electric cars. No longer will BMW electrics be specialized models that look like science experiments, made of space-age carbon fiber or riding on skinny tires for the ultimate efficiency. Instead, the company will revert to building electric versions of its

2018 63

BMW iX3 to be built in China, exported worldwide

Green Car Reports

BMW has announced it will build its next electric car, the iX3 SUV, in China just as a trade war heats up between the U.S. On Monday, BMW announced that it will expand its Chinese partnership with Brilliance, known as BMW Brilliance Automotive or BBA, to build 520,000 BMWs a year and China involving cars-and in particular, electric cars.

2018 60

BMW delivers first i3 EV in US

Green Car Congress

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. BMW i3s at the Port Jersey Vehicle Distribution Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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BMW launches BMW i ChargeForward pilot in SF Bay Area

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group Technology Office, together with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), have launched an 18-month pilot of the BMW i ChargeForward Program in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program is now issuing calls to participating BMW i3 drivers in the Bay Area to request the interruption of the charging of their EVs for one hour. The study has two parts: (1) a managed charge pilot program involving BMW i3 owners; and (2) a battery second-life energy storage system.

2015 111

First drive: BMW i3

Green Cars News

BMW is the first premium brand to launch a genuinely all-new all-electric car: welcome to the compact and pretty BMW i3; a car that’s so advanced, it’s been no less than six years in the making. In that time, BMW has reinvented virtually everything. Electric cars BMW Road Tests

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BMW Targets Twice As Many Electric-Car Sales This Year

Green Car Reports

Sales of the two BMW "i" plug-in electric models have been fairly good over the past year, and that''s leading the company to reach for a more ambitious goal. BMW aims to double sales of its i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid in the U.S. sales New car sales plug-in cars BMW i3 REx this year--which represents their first full calendar year on sale. DON''T MISS: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In.

2015 85

More than 250,000 electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads; BMW Group electrified sales up 52% in April

Green Car Congress

Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing the total number of electrified BMW Group cars sold to over 250,000, said Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW. In the first four months of the year, BMW Group Electrified sales totalled 36,692 units, up 41.7% of all BMW Group sales are electrified, while in the US it’s 7.3%.

2018 70

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

Green Car Reports

BMW's next all-electric car could be a variant of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe. 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 iThe German carmaker currently offers only one all-electric model—the i3 hatchback—and there have been rumors of a second, likely called i5.

2016 63

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

Green Car Reports

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. plug-in cars range anxiety BMW i battery capacityThat is part of an effort to grow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids significantly.

2017 71

New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

Green Car Congress

Earlier in March, BMW-Brilliance introduced the new BMW X1 xDrive 25Le. This is the third new energy vehicle developed by the joint-venture, BMW Brilliance Ltd in less than four years time. BMW Brilliance has built a high voltage battery assembly line in Shenyang.

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2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

Green Car Reports

When the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExIts carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum underpinnings, and battery-electric powertrain with an optional range extender are a combination not offered by any other maker, now or perhaps ever. We spent four days and 316.

2017 62

Karma Automotive (Nee Fisker) To Use BMW Electric-Car Powertrains

Green Car Reports

Karma Automotive--the carmaker formerly known as Fisker Automotive--says it will use BMW powertrain components in upcoming production models. BMW will supply high-voltage battery charging systems and "a wide range of hybrid and EV systems" for the Karma luxury sedan, which the company expects to relaunch in 2016. Karma did not say whether BMW. plug-in cars BMW i

2015 64

BMW to debut electric-car concept at LA show; electric Mini makes U.S. debut

Green Car Reports

BMW will use media days at the Los Angeles auto show, which begin on November 29, to unveil a new electric car that's never before been seen. Los Angeles Auto Show mini e plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini EThe electric model that will debut in California wasn't otherwise specified in the German maker's announcement, which called it simply "a world premiere vehicle." It's entirely possible, however, that it.

2017 64

What’s up with the BMW MINI E?

Plugs and Cars

The BMW Mini E has hit the streets. In June about 500 cars were placed in consumer and fleet hands in Los Angeles and New York and New Jersey for what BMW calls a " field trial." Like all the automakers, BMW dabbled in concept electric cars over the years.

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BMW i3 Electric Car Quirk: No AM Radio--But Why?

Green Car Reports

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. Green Audio BMW i3 REx Infotainment accessories plug-in carsthis year. Its body shell is made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, riding on an aluminum platform containing the lithium-ion battery, the electric motor, and the crash structures. But you can't get AM radio in the car. DON'T.

2015 85

BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group and its partner Brilliance Automotive Group Holdings signed a long-term framework agreement to further expand their joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA). The all-electric BMW iX3, produced by BBA from 2020, will find customers around the world.

2018 85

Chevy Bolt EV reviewed by BMW i3 driver: electric cars compared

Green Car Reports

So it was with Tom Moloughney, whose purchase of the very first 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car in the U.S. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i3 RExOwners of specific electric cars sometimes tend to become boosters and fans for their particular EV as well as plugging in to drive in general. he wrote about for us three years ago. That car was regrettably totaled in an.

2017 67

2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

Hybrid SUV Blog

To achieve that acceleration, this 2011 BMW uses a combination of a 400-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with direct fuel injection and two electric motors. When it comes to performance, the hybrid borrows on the reputation of the gasoline-only BMW X6. BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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2017 BMW 5 Series revealed in full

Green Cars News

BMW has unveiled the latest incarnation of its flagship 5 Series saloon. BMW 5 SeriesThe new model will be in showrooms from February next year, and it’s much mor.

2016 66