activee News Stories

by Mark Jurista on April 11, 2013 at 02:10:00 PM

BMW today launched the Electronaut Effect, a new digital tool that gives consumers access to key data about the range, cost savings and positive environmental impact that actual BMW ActiveE drivers are experiencing across the country.

As of this writing, the 700 ActiveE drivers have driven 6,114,069 miles and averaged 36 miles driven every day. Are you an Electronaut?

40 Years of BMW Electric Vehicles

by Tim Jones on December 11, 2012 at 05:28:56 PM
40 Years of BMW Electric Vehicles

Starting in 1969, BMW constructed two experimental vehicles on the basis of the BMW 02 Series with the aim of investigating the suitability of an electric drive unit for practical driving When the first production version of the BMW i3 rolls off the assembly line in Leipzig in late 2013, it will mark the provisional culmination of 40 years of development work at BMW.

BMW i Born Electric World Tour Arrives in NYC Nov 13th

by Tim Jones on October 25, 2012 at 06:19:32 PM
BMW i Born Electric World Tour Arrives in NYC Nov 13th

The BMW i "Born Electric" world tour will arrive in New York City on November 13th - 18th offering the public an opportunity to explore the future of mobility through new vehicles including the North America debuts of the BMW i8 Spyder Concept and next generation BMW i3 Concept, interactive displays and demonstrations of technologies that will help shape the way we move in and around our cities in the...

The History Behind BMW's Electro-Mobility - Electric Know How since 1969

by Tim Jones on September 21, 2012 at 12:28:11 PM

The electric dream began back in 1969, with an electrified BMW 1602 - a vehicle that was used during the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Over the last 40 years, the BMW Group has continually examined means of putting that dream into wider practice. A variety of prototypes and test set-ups have all provided invaluable experience. One such trial was with the BMW E1, an experimental vehicle which, as early as 1991, displayed many of the...

BMW and Green Mountain Energy Partner on Renewable Energy

by Tim Jones on August 20, 2012 at 03:40:02 PM

BMW and Green Mountain Energy Company today announced their partnership to reduce the environmental impact of the entire BMW ActiveE fleet in the DriveNow program. BMW purchased renewable energy certificates (RECs) to cover the estimated electricity used to charge the 70 BMW ActiveE electric vehicles (EVs) in the new car sharing program, which is available in San Francisco. “We’re proud to have Green Mountain’s partnership in our recent launch of the DriveNow program,” said Rob Healey, EV...

At a press conference with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, BMW Group Member of the Board Dr. Ian Robertson today announced the upcoming launch of ParkNow, an innovative mobile parking solution that is a joint venture with Urban Mobility, and provided new details about DriveNow, a unique premium car-sharing service which features a fleet of BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicles. San Francisco serves as the initial U.S. market for...

One of the issues with electric vehicles (EVs) such as the BMW ActiveE is that the electricity required to charge up the on board batteries comes from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal or natural gas. The carbon emissions of burning of these fuels to make electricity offsets the emissions free nature of an EV. BMW has partnered with Green Mountain Energy so ActiveE Electronauts can offset the power plant...

See What Some ELECTRONAUTS Have to Say About Their BMW

by Tim Jones on June 30, 2012 at 04:53:29 PM
See What Some ELECTRONAUTS Have to Say About Their BMW

The BMW ActiveE drivers, our BMW Electronauts, have officially begun their journeys into the future of mobility. Now, with the launch of the "Electronauts" series, BMW i gives you a firsthand look into the BMW ActiveE Field Trial and the EV lifestyle. You'll meet a group of ActiveE drivers and hear stories about how going electric has changed their lives.

Who's getting an ActiveE? BMW opens "Recruitment Process"

by Tim Jones on January 23, 2012 at 07:20:01 PM

If you're looking for an BMW ActiveE, the all electric BMW 1 series, the "recruitment process" (more on that below) is now open! The ActiveE is a limited availability lease for the following cities: Boston, Hartford, New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco. The BMW ActiveE is available by lease only at a cost of $499 per month for 24 months with a down payment of $2,250. Electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts interested in leasing the BMW ActiveE can begin the recruitment...

BMW to Partner with Coulomb Technologies in Boston

by Tim Jones on July 22, 2011 at 02:56:02 PM
BMW to Partner with Coulomb Technologies in Boston

BMW of North America announced jointly with Coulomb Technologies, Inc. that drivers of the forthcoming BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicle will be able to take advantage of the expansion of the ChargePoint® Network into the Boston Metro. More than 150 charging stations for EVs are now being installed in the State through Coulomb’s $37 million ChargePoint America Department of Energy program. The charging stations...

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