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2017 BMW i3 preview

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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.

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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

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Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last year

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BMW is off to a strong start in meeting its ambitious plug-in car sales goals for 2017. In the first two months of 2017, it doubled combined sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids over the same period in 2016. DON'T MISS: BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in? Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW iBut the automaker will need to keep that momentum up.

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

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Among the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars. It 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. 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 i

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

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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

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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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2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

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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.

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

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The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. But you can't get AM radio in the car. 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. DON'T.

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

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Today''s BMW i3 may be the first electric car available to the public in large quantities from the Bavarian brand, but it''s certainly not BMW''s first-ever electric vehicle. Green Videos Vintage plug-in cars

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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. Now, we think we've pieced together a rough idea of the car, its timing, its configuration, and its technology. 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 i5

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First Standalone BMW Electric-Car Sales Facility Opens--In CA, Of Course

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Electric cars are still a rarity in most of North America, and for that matter most of the world. Electric cars are increasingly popular there, and they're becoming positively commonplace in Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco. dealers California Dealership plug-in cars Silicon Valley BMW iBut California, which has led automotive trends pretty much since the Second War, is different.

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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

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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. 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.

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BMW i3 Electric Car: Ultimate Guide

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Ever since we got wind of BMW''s ''Megacity'' electric vehicle, it''s been one of the most anticipated electric cars around. Now, it''s simply another electric car available to U.S. buyers--though that hasn''t diminished the impact of the i3''s concept-car styling, innovative interior and strong performance. 2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW''s Radical New

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BMW i3 Tear-Down Videos Show Electric Car's Radical Design

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Back in January, engineering firm Munro & Associates orchestrated a "tear-down" of a BMW i3 electric car at its facility near Detroit. Videos Batteries Carbon Fiber plug-in cars youtube

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Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution

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The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine. Both cars run entirely in electric mode until their battery packs are depleted, unlike other plug-in hybrids which switch on their engines under maximum power demand. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i3 REx

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BMW loses electric-car staff to Chinese startup, says it's unaffected

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It seems that China is fast becoming a breeding ground for startups planning new electric cars. China plug-in cars BMW iMany have been inspired by Tesla Motors, and hope to follow in the Silicon Valley company's tire tracks by offering products radically different from those of established automakers. Now one Chinese company has poached an employee team from an.

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BMW Targets Twice As Many Electric-Car Sales This Year

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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. DON''T MISS: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In. sales New car sales plug-in cars BMW i3 REx

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BMW i3 REx electric-car lawsuit: range-extender power loss alleged

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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 "REx" option adds a small, 34-horsepower 650cc two-cylinder engine, derived from one used in BMW motorcycles, that powers a generator. And as most owners of the BMW i3 REx model. Green BMW i3 REx REx range extender engine Range-Extended Electric Vehicle lawsuit plug-in cars

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BMW Group expands BMW i Ventures role with new €500M fund; widened scope of investment, greater independence

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The BMW Group is expanding the remit of its BMW i Ventures venture capital unit and creating a new fund of up to €500 million (US$531 million) over ten years to support it. BMW i Ventures keeps us close to trendsetters from all different fields and their innovations.

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Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

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The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars. The list includes two affordable 200-mile electric cars: the second-generation Nissan. Mercedes-Benz Future Cars Audi e-tron plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Porsche Mission E BMW i5A minimum of six new models are expected in that time period, all promising ranges of 200 miles or more—which until a few months ago had been the exclusive province of Tesla Motors.

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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 i5 to have range extender, use carbon-fiber body: product chief

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Among the three German luxury brands, BMW was first out of the gate to build and sell a battery-electric car in volume. Future Cars plug-in cars REx range extender engine BMW i5Its unusual and technically advanced i3 small hatchback, offered with an optional two-cylinder range-extending engine, makes up the bulk of its "i" sub-brand sales, joined by the sexy and expensive i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe.

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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 move comes as BMW seeks to. mini e plug-in carsThe carmaker has said it would add all-electric versions of the next-generation X3 crossover, as well as an unspecified Mini model.

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Consumer Reports: avoid buying used 2014 BMW i3 electric cars

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The BMW i3 electric car has been on sale in the U.S. since May 2014, meaning some of the earliest examples are now likely turning up on used-car lots. So does BMW's radical electric city car make a good used-car purchase? If you are planning on going that route, it might be best to avoid the earliest cars available, suggests Consumer Reports. car buying Used Cars Consumer Reports plug-in cars

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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. DON'T MISS: BMW Hydrogen Fuel-Cell. hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cellThe German firm already sells its all-electric i3, along with a growing cadre of plug-in hybrid models. But it's also developing hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, with some help from Toyota.

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Apple Wanted To Use BMW i3 As Basis For Its Own Electric Car: Report

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BMW and Apple have long cooperated on advanced technology. The German carmaker was the first in the world to incorporate iPod recognition into a car, more than 10 years ago. And the BMW i3 battery-electric car is not only highly advanced technologically--with its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell--but the most energy efficient vehicle. Rumors Apple plug-in cars

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2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test

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The BMW i8 is sleek and stunning, but it''s no V-8-powered supercar. Is it the car that will give plug-in hybrids sex appeal? Plug-In Hybrids Videos plug-in cars First, you need to know what makes the i8 go.

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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

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2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

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The BMW i3 electric car is due for a range boost in the near future, Harald Krüger--the company's CEO--said recently. But BMW hasn't publicly discussed the matter further. DON'T MISS: BMW i3 Electric. Green BMW i Future Cars battery pack plug-in carsNow, a new report claims the range boost will come courtesy of a new battery pack, which could also be retrofitted to existing i3 hatchbacks.

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BMW forms electric car partnership

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BMW has announced a new electric car charging agreement with Coulomb Technologies for the Boston Metro area. More than 150 charging stations for electric vehicles are now being installed by Coulomb through its $37million ChargePoint America Department of Energy programme – with BMW ActiveE drivers able to take advantage of the network. BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news BMW ActiveE BMW electric cars ChargePoint Network Coulomb Technologies

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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. 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.

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BMW introduces another electric car

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The BMW i3, the subject of our green hero article this month, has been grabbing headlines since its launch in the UK. However, what you may not realise is that the German carmaker is also bringing another electric car on to the market. Latest News Green cars Electric cars BMW

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LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

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Last year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. After a few months of testing alongside a considerably more glamorous Tesla Model S, the LAPD has committed to an order for 100 of BMW's electric cars. Los Angeles police California Police car plug-in cars fleetThe officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently.

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

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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

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Green Hero: BMW

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Part of Germany’s “big three” luxury carmakers – alongside Audi and Mercedes-Benz – BMW is typically associated with class and prestige rather than fuel economy and the environment. Electric cars BMW Green Hero

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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. fire plug-in cars Fire risk BMW i3 RExThe 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. According to the National Highway Traffic.

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BMW i3 Electric Car Teardown: Profitable At 20,000 Units, Says Engineer (Video)

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Underneath its radical styling, the BMW i3 electric car has some unusual features. DON''T MISS: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche Electric Cars

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BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

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The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission electric car even though it has a range-extending engine. NHTSA CARB software plug-in cars regulation Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i3 REx

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