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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 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 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...

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...

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