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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 i

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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

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 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.

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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. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Power eDrive

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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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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

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe Production Will Double To Meet Demand

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Given its attractive looks, it''s not surprising that the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe has proven popular with buyers who can afford its six-figure price. Green Plug-In Hybrids Production plug-in cars While the partially electric i8 hasn''t been on sale for even a year, the Bavarian carmaker has already hinted at a production increase. Now it appears to have taken more concrete steps.

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2016 BMW 740e Plug-In Hybrid: Fifth Electric Car From German Maker

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The 2016 BMW 7-Series has now been announced, and among the dizzying array of models and trim packages is a plug-in hybrid version. That makes the awkwardly-named 2016 BMW 740e xDrive the fifth plug-in car from the Bavarian company. It joins the plug-in hybrid 330e sedan, the X5 xDrive 40e SUV, and the two "i" models--the i3 electric car and i8. Plug-In Hybrids Carbon Fiber

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2018 BMW 530e 'iPerformance' plug-in hybrid sedan for U.S. unveiled

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The latest model in BMW's expanding lineup of plug-in hybrids sold in the U.S. is a version of its new 5-Series sedan, with a plug. Called the 530e iPerformance, it joins plug-in hybrid versions of the 3-Series and 7-Series sedans and the X5 SUV, as well as the sleek i8 coupe. Like all BMW plug-in hybrids based on existing models, the 530e wears. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe to get longer range, other updates: report

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The updated 2017 BMW i3 electric car debuted earlier this week with several notable changes, including a larger battery pack BMW says will allow for 114 miles of range. With the i3 taken care of for the time being, BMW's other "i" model may soon get an update was well. The i8 plug-in hybrid coupe went on sale just a few months after the i3 in. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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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 To Add Another Plug-In Hybrid? If So, Not For U.S. Sale

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BMW already has four plug-in hybrids in production or on the way, but apparently that isn't enough for the Bavarian carmaker. At its Innovation Days 2015 event in Miramas, France, BMW unveiled a prototype of yet another possible plug-in hybrid. But if this model makes it to production, it most likely won't be offered in the U.S. DON'T MISS: BMW. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

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Until quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together. Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, and soon the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid, this corner of the market has entirely changed. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars luxury suvs

BMW 530e next-generation plug-in hybrid sedan: photos, details

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The BMW 5-Series has always slotted between the Bavarian maker's high-volume 3-Series and full-size 7-Series in size and price. But while BMW currently offers plug-in hybrid versions of those two sedans, it doesn't yet do so with the 5-Series (although it did show one several years ago as part of a Chinese joint venture). Now BMW is rolling out a. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

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While BMW leads the Germans with five different plug-in electric vehicles announced, Mercedes-Benz is close behind with three. A few months ago, we had the chance to drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350e, the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the new generation of C-Class luxury sedan. Plug-In Hybrids Driven plug-in cars

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Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

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The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in production or nearly there--with many more on the way. In a few years, at least some members of this group will likely offer plug-in hybrid options for virtually every model. Green Germany Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Mercedes To Boost Electric Range Of Plug-In Hybrids As It Adds Models

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Last year and this year see a veritable onslaught of low-volume German plug-in hybrids, both sedans and SUVs. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have each said they'll offer plug-in hybrid versions of all their high-volume vehicles by 2020. Those include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class large sedan, GLE-Class SUV (nee ML-Class), and C-Class sedan; for BMW, the first. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Power eDrive

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime: first drive of new plug-in hybrid

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In fact, with an EPA-rated range of 25 miles (more than projected) and energy efficiency so high—at 124 MPGe—that it matches the BMW i3 with all its whizzy advanced technology, it’s a very viable plug-in hybrid choice. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Prius Plug-in HybridThe 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a considerably better car than a few electric-car fans had feared.

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2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

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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.

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 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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Car Buyers Unprepared For Coming Wave Of Plug-In Hybrids, Electric Cars

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That has automakers working to improve their vehicles' fuel efficiency dramatically, including many more plug-in hybrids. DON'T MISS: BMW Mulls Large. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsCorporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules require carmakers to achieve a U.S. fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025--meaning about 40 mpg on the window sticker.

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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. The plug-in hybrid drive system has a combined output of approximately 245 hp (183 kW) and maximum combined torque of approximately 400 N·m (295 lb-ft).

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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. The 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. Frankfurt Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars

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Sexy BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Falls To Sticker Price As Dealer Markups Wane

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And the same applied as well to the sexy, startling, technically advanced BMW i8. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Prices Through-the-road hybridsAny insanely alluring, attractive, enticing car will likely see dealer markups when it first goes on sale. Ask any potential buyer of a new Chevy Corvette or Dodge Hellcat model how much their dealership added to the sticker price for the first ones on the lot.

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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.

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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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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. Hi, I’m Joel Feder, and I’ll give you our verdict on the BMW i3 in our.

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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 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.

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

BMW electric-car batteries to be used as home energy-storage devices

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Mercedes-Benz and Nissan have stated their intentions to enter the energy-storage market, and now BMW is jumping on the bandwagon as well. Batteries plug-in cars renewable energy energy storage BMW iTesla Motors was the first carmaker to branch out from selling electric cars to offering standalone battery packs for energy storage, but others have followed the company's lead.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Nov: Volt Strong, But Leaf, i3 Decline

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Sales of plug-in electric cars generally fall off a bit as the weather gets colder, and it's the same this year, with November sales slightly down on those of October. The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt continued strong, even though it's on sale only in California and a few other states, but weakness in the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 was stronger. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car: More Details Emerge

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BMW has only just officially revealed its electric i3 city car, but already the German automaker seems ready to tease us with its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. The company has released further details on the i8''s plug-in drivetrain, with detailed images showing some of the i8''s more intimate workings. We already know the i8 will feature BMW''s

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Next MINI Countryman SUV To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Version

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Plug-in hybrid SUVs seem to be the "in" thing among luxury carmakers, with Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo all rolling out plug-in versions of recent large utility vehicles. The next MINI Countryman crossover may get a plug-in hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars MINI Countryman plug-in cars

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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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Why One Olympic Gold Medalist Drives A Plug-In Hybrid In Vermont

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Over the past few years, electric cars and plug-in hybrids have proven capable of performing in a variety of environments. In the Green Mountain State, one particularly enthusiastic plug-in hybrid driver has no problem with snow-covered terrain.

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.

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. Last week, final EPA fuel-efficiency results were released for the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. When running in all-electric mode, that car is now the most energy-efficient vehicle you can buy. Plug-In Hybrids EPA plug-in cars EPA Ratings MPGe

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