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First Impressions of BMW i3 EVby Tim Jones on July 29, 2013 at 06:36:00 PM
Bimmerfest gets the first look at the BMW i3 at the world premiere in New York City. The i3 is driven by a rear mounted 170 horsepower electric motor that is powered by a 22 kWh battery pack stored in an aluminum Drive Module.
Read on to find out if the newest BMW lives up to the brand. A lot is riding on this new vehicle, what do you think of the styling?
BMW i3 vs Tesla Model S - Electric car market heats upby Tim Jones on July 25, 2013 at 12:56:00 PM
The BMW i3 is stacked up against the Tesla Model S in 8 categories. How will the newest EV to enter the market stand up against what so far as been an unstoppable Tesla?
The cars are dramatically different but BMW and Tesla are aiming to be the premium brand in the heating up EV market. Who is going to take home the sales crown?
BMW and GM collaborate on EV fast charging stationsby Tim Jones on June 11, 2013 at 01:12:00 PM
Teams from both companies worked jointly to roll out Combo DC Fast Charge infrastructure in the coming months. The first vehicles to offer the new Combo DC Fast Charge connector will be the BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Spark EV.
BMW i3 in exclusive Solar Orange metallic paintby Tim Jones on April 24, 2013 at 10:50:00 AM
Spotted in Solar Orange metallic paint the all electric BMW i3 goes on sale in Europe in July with production vehicles hitting Euro showrooms in October. US customers will have to wait until 2014. Converted Euro pricing puts the starting price around $53,500.
First pictures of the BMW i3 production lineby Tim Jones on April 23, 2013 at 06:48:00 PM
We have the first pictures of the BMW i3 production line in Leipzig. With full production starting in August the finish touches and testing are in the works. The i3 arrives in European dealerships in October, US buyers will be forced to wait until early 2014 for their i3s.
BMW i3 on sale July starting around $53,500by Tim Jones on April 18, 2013 at 07:19:00 PM
The all electric BMW i3 will go on sale in Europe in July with a starting price of roughly $53,500 USD. The range extender version with a 650cc electric generator starts around $58,000 USD. Production i3 arrive in dealership in October.
BMW Keeps Up the Green Initiative Testing an All Electric BMW X1by Tim Jones on April 11, 2013 at 09:00:00 AM
Don't let the hybrid stickers fool you, this is a 100% electric X1 Sport Activity Vehicle that was spied out on the streets during winter testing. Our spy photographers were tipped off that this was a 100% EV by the lack of a exhaust pipe. To be sure they waited till the test driver took off to confirm that there is indeed no gasoline engine in this car.
Would an all electric X1 be of interest to you?
BMW i8 Inches Closer to Productionby Tim Jones on December 12, 2012 at 02:00:00 PM
This prototype reveals some new details never seen before and shows that the development is well underway for a debut in 2013. For the first time the i8 is sporting the BMW Hoffmeister kink at the rear and.....
40 Years of BMW Electric Vehiclesby Tim Jones on December 11, 2012 at 05:28:56 PM
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 i3 EV: What will it cost?by Bimmerfest.com Member - on November 29, 2012 at 11:23:28 AM
"They" keep saying it will come out in 2013, so let's assume it's a 2014 model year, and that it comes out in 3Q 2013... that's still only 1.3 years from now, and still no indication of price? The i8 gets more price talk. I'm really considering a Tesla, but it's as big as a 5-series (which we already have), and expensive (base model is $50K + 1.5 sunroof + 1.5 leather + 1.5 jumpseats)... AFTER a $7500...