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?
Over the past decade Studie Japan has become synonymous with the BMW tuning scene. Headquartered in Japan, Studie evolved from a single tuning shop into 6 distinctive locations, including their most recent project Studie Thailand. The partnership between Studie and 3D Design is one that has evolved in lock-step.
From Japan comes one of the first modded BMW i3 we have seen.
You don't get to see many BMW i3s on a race track so coming across a video showing the electric car tracking with other cars was bound for sharing. Only one other time we have seen the i3 on the track and that was Chris Neff paired up with Erin Crocker, Nascar driver, to race track the i3.
There are many reasons for considering making an electric car the next car you buy or lease. Besides the many environmental benefits, the promise of energy security, the silky-smooth driving experience with instant torque available without delay and low maintenance, one of the best characteristics of electric…
We are looking to add a new BMW to our family and have been very interested in the BMW i3 to act as a family shuttle around town. We, however, have a unique requirement for our future family vehicle. My daughter plays the Bass in orchestra at school, so this means we get to shuttle her massive stringed animal around…
BMWBLOG had the opportunity to tour the BMW North AmericaTraining facility where technicians for U.S. dealerships come to learn how to repair the very unique lightweight i3. Most consumers won’t really care about the details of how the i3 is repaired but one thing they will care about is what the BMW i3 costs to…
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.