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On location in New York City with the BMW i3

by Tim Jones on July 30, 2013 at 05:46:00 PM
On location in New York City with the BMW i3

BMW has started a mobility revolution with the launch of the electric i3. A premium, compact, zero emissions, vehicle built from an industry first combination of of carbon fiber, thermoplastics and aluminum.

The i3 is propelled in traditional BMW fashion from the rear wheels. A BMW design and built electric motor sits directly over the rear axles and produced 170 horsepower with 184 lb-ft of torque available from 0 RPMs.

First Impressions of BMW i3 EV

by Tim Jones on July 29, 2013 at 06:36:00 PM
First Impressions of BMW i3 EV

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 up

by 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 i3 First Drive Results are In - Edumnds, WHATCAR, etc.

by Mark Jurista on July 09, 2013 at 11:22:00 PM

BMW has been teasing us with talk about the full reveal of the BMW i3 coming later this month and now we are starting to see the first drive reviews of the i3 coming from some of the major media outlets.

Find out what the initial thoughts on the latest electric car on the market.

BMW and GM collaborate on EV fast charging stations

by 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 paint

by 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 line

by Tim Jones on April 23, 2013 at 06:48:00 PM
First pictures of the BMW i3 production line

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 $53,500

by Tim Jones on April 18, 2013 at 07:19:00 PM
BMW i3 on sale July starting around $53,500

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 Quells US "Range Anxiety" with Range Extender in the i3

by Tim Jones on April 12, 2013 at 09:00:00 AM
BMW Quells US

US car drivers have, what BMWNA CEO Ludwig Willisch calls "range anxiety" about electric vehicles. Despite averaging 30 miles a day US consumers don't want to be faced with the prospect of being out of juice and stuck somewhere.

The introduction of a Range Extender option for the upcoming BMW i3 aims to put some of those fears to bed and let people feel more comfortable in getting behind the wheel of a BMW powered electric vehicle.

BMW Keeps Up the Green Initiative Testing an All Electric BMW X1

by Tim Jones on April 11, 2013 at 09:00:00 AM
BMW Keeps Up the Green Initiative Testing an All Electric BMW X1

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?


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