BMW Electric Car: The i3

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The BMW electric car offering from BMW group is called the i3, and wow, it is really a head-turner

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

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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. The 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. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW i

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BMW debuts iX3 SUV electric car

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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 62

2018 BMW i3 electric car range adds sportier i3s version

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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 REx

2017 66

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

2015 86

Classic BMW Coupe Becomes 800-Horsepower Electric Car

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BMW's ActiveE coupe is a great little electric car. It looks pretty good, there's decent performance on offer, and drivers enjoy BMW handling and BMW quality without having to feed a drop of gas into it. Even more so when it's working.

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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

2015 87

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

2014 87

BMW plans to tone down styling of its electric cars

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That is the question many electric automakers are asking as electric cars transition from being something new and different to being just another drive system for all types of cars. Among the most recognizable electric-car designs are those that stand out from the crowd: The original Nissan Leaf, the Toyota Prius. To stand out, or not to stand out.

2019 73

BMW re-ups electric-vehicle commitment—and hydrogen fuel-cell investment

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BMW remains committed to both electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. The German automaker will continue a planned rollout of battery-electric models, as well as investing in fuel-cell research for passenger cars.

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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

2017 72

BMW unveils electric cars

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Two new electric powered production cars have been unveiled by BMW as it looks to further it’s ‘I’ sub-brand. The BMW i3 Concept has been developed for use in an urban environment with a 125kW electric motor that boasts torque of 250Nm and a range of 93miles. BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news BMW electric cars BMW i brand BMW i3 BMW i8

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BMW Uses Siri-like Tech to Promote Electric Car

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service will be promoted across BMW?s s advertising for the BMW i3, which is due to go on sale in the UK in late 2013. d much rather talk about the new BMW i3?. It is hoped i Genius, which was created by start-up London Brand Management, will help consumers make better buying decisions when it comes to choosing an electric car because they can ask questions at any time and at any location - rather than having to wait to call a customer service line or visit a dealership.

2013 109

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 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

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

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

2017 66

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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BMW could increase i3 electric car production as demand soars

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BMW is considering increasing production of its first electric car after early demand exceeded expectations. According to Bloomberg, BMW has received more than 8,000 orders for its i3 electric supermini even before the car hits showrooms next month.

2013 79

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

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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 62

BMW teams with Chargemaster to build electric car charging infrastructure

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BMW is to team with charging infrastructure provide, Chargemaster to help provide e-mobility services to customers of its new i3 electric car. Electric cars BMW

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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.

2015 87

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

2015 86

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

2017 66

BMW teases iX3 electric car in China

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BMW's electric car lineup, the tiny i3 commuter and the i8 plug-in sports car, leaves a huge gap for a more practical, mainstream vehicle in between. Rumors have circulated since shortly after the i3's debut that the company was working on a new model to fill the gap—a hatchback to be called the i5, sort of a BMW-esque Chevrolet Volt, or a

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2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,000 To $43,350

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The BMW i3 electric car enters its second model year largely unchanged, with a few added features and a price hike to boot. The 2015 BMW i3 now comes standard with DC fast-charging capability, satellite radio, and heated front seats--for a starting price that''s $1,075 higher than the 2014 model. DON''T MISS: BMW i3 Electric Car Super Bowl TV Ad

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

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When the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Its 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. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx

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

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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. The 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." Los Angeles Auto Show mini e plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini E

2017 59

BMW Advertises i3 And i8 Electric Cars On Olympics Broadcasts

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The Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, are now underway, and official partner BMW is using the games to promote its two plug-in offerings, the i3 and i8. Three different commercials will be broadcast during NBC''s coverage of the games, focusing on different aspects of the BMW-i lineup.

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BMW electric car to inspire future engineers

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A new Technical College, which aims to train the engineers of the future, is to promote its new educational facilities using one of the limited production run, BMW ActiveE electric cars. Electric cars BMW

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

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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 59

Where Will BMW Electric-Car Batteries Go When They Retire?

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Presuming you don''t toss it over the nearest cliff, what do you do with a used electric-car battery pack? Even after battery capacity has degraded too much for use in cars, lithium-ion cells still have usable storage capacity. Now, BMW plans to put those used batteries to good use. MORE: Electric-Car Batteries: What Happens To Them After Coming

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2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Online Configurator Now Live

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As the first customers take delivery of their new BMW i3 electric cars, it''s time for the pre-launch hype to disappear and let sales do the talking.

2014 96

BMW i3 electric car named UK Car of the Year

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Alternative vehicles are finally making an impact in the UK: and this has been emphasised by an electric car walking away with one of the most prestigious honours available.

2014 88

Tesla And BMW: Natural Competitors In Electric Cars, One Day

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They may both be luxury vehicles, but the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S electric cars are quite different. RELATED: How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why That doesn''t mean the two makers won''t compete head to head eventually The two models don''t quite directly compete, but rather approach the market from different angles.

2014 83

BMW chooses electric car charging provider

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German carmaker BMW is taking a step forward in the advancement of its electric vehicles by selecting a provider for its electric vehicle charging equipment. AeroVironment has received the nod to supply accessories and installation services to support the introduction of the BMW ActiveE. The vehicle is the second phase of the BMW Group’s electro-mobility [.].

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BMW Group begins series production of the BMW i3 electric car in Leipzig

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The BMW Group has begun series production of the BMW i3 electric vehicle ( earlier post ) at its plant in Leipzig. The company has invested a total of around €600 million (US$801 million) in the BMW i production network and generated over 1,500 jobs.

2013 116

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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2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Unveiling On July 29: Video

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The 2014 BMW i3 electric car is coming. Still, it gives BMW a chance to release another video, albeit one that tells us absolutely nothing save for the car''s official date of unveiling: July 29th. but you knew that already.

2013 96

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

2016 59

BMW announces UK dealer network for i3 electric car

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BMW has revealed that there will be an initial network of 46 dealerships in the UK which will be equipped to sell its first fully electric car, when the new i3 supermini launches later this year. Electric cars BMW

2013 68

BMW names price for first electric car

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BMW has set a date for the grand unveiling of the production model i3-its first fully electric car. We only have to wait until next Monday (July 29) before we see the first electric car to launch under the brand’s ‘Born Electric’ ‘i’ sub-brand.

2013 71

BMW Launches Flexible Mobility Program For i3 Electric Car

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It''s not a new idea, but it''s one that carries a certain allure: Let the buyers of an electric car borrow a different vehicle for those few times a year when they need to travel long distances. Loaner programs have been offered by a number of electric-car makers, including Fiat for its 500e car in California. DON''T MISS: 2015 BMW i3 Electric Car

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