Well, here’s a fun rumor: BMW is apparently bringing out the big guns for electric vehicles. In addition to updating the i3 and working on a new project called the iNext, BMW might also make the i8 fully electric and very fast. Maybe.
Tesla should be used to getting called out by other automakers by now—not that it doesn’t dish out its fair share of industry trash talk from time to time. Now it’s Diarmuid O’Connell, a business development executive, who basically called out the entire field of electric vehicle competition for being boring, claiming…
I think the LAPD bought 100 electric toaster ovens today.
A BMW i3 was recently stolen with a running dashcam, and the resulting footage capturing a phone conversation between the thief and his mates absolutely raving over the hybrid-electric Bavarian is better than any BMW ad in decades.
The 2017 BMW i3 will be available with a new 33 kWh battery, increasing the car’s max pure-electric range to 114 miles. That’s a 50 percent battery bump translating to an extra 33 miles of drivable distance.
I returned this morning from a week-long work trip to New York to find myself in possession of a very unusual vehicle. This is a BMW i3 with a range extender and I’m testing it through next week. It should be a very interesting week.
I wanted to chat about the future of electric mobility with the man who knows about it all: Henrik Wenders, Head of BMW’s i division. He turned out to be a down to earth guy who believes cities without noise and air pollution is a vision worth working for. Talk about being at the right place!
You want fifteen hundred bucks? Well, BMW is teaming with a utility company in California to hand you that coin if you let them manage how your car gets those precious electrons from the power grid. Oh, and there might be Chuck E Cheese’s involved.
Amazon has its hands in everything, and now it's getting into the car shopping business in partnership with BMW, selling the i3 EV in Japan.
Have you always wanted a BMW i3, but for religious or moral reasons you're against speed and quality? If so, today's a fantastic day for you, my friends, since you can move to China and buy yourself a Jinma JMW2200. Think of the money you'll save! And, if everyone who sees it is really, really drunk, everyone will…
When we're all wheelchair-bound amorphous blobs skirting between our PepsiBucks injections and the latest PixNey flick, how will our mechanical watches keep running? Rinspeed has you covered.
If up until this point you thought the BMW i3 was a rather ugly piece of overpriced boredom, please allow me a moment to explain why you've been misled. This rear-wheel drive electric car had a bigger effect on me than a Lamborghini Aventador and has just as much carbon fiber as that Italian exotic and can be had for…
What would you like to know about BMW's smaller carbon fiber electric car?
Self parking systems have been around for over a decade, but the spacially inept still have to be in the car for the system to do its thing. However, if you get creative, there's a workaround, as Romanian rally driver Valentin Porcișteanu demonstrates here.
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The Moses Lake Reservoir in Washington is pretty important for BMW: all the sustainable carbon fiber they use for their i cars is made there. But the material's journey ends in Germany. That's a long way to go, and this is how it's done.
What has been developed for the electric i sub-brand is now on the edge of becoming an option for regular BMWs too. EU bureaucracy is the biggest obstacle standing between you and carbon fiber wheels, but not for long. BMW needs to make some of its investment back.
Yesterday, we learned that certain dealers are saying "no thanks" to the Cadillac ELR on the grounds that the premium plug-in hybrid is a tough sell in some markets, plus potentially expensive retrofits and training. Now it turns out BMW has their own electric dealer woes.