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Bimmerfest BMW i3 Test Driveby Tim Jones on December 03, 2013 at 05:39:00 PM
Bimmerfest had the opportunity to drive the i3 on a winding 40 mile loop through LA, up the iconic Mulholland drive and then to the LA convention center where the i3s would be available for public test drives during the LA Auto Show. Read on to see what we thought of BMW's first EV.
Charge your i3 in under 30 minutes - DC fast chargingby Tim Jones on September 30, 2013 at 10:36:00 PM
A BMW i3 was fully charged in under 30-minutes today at the first-ever public charging station in the US to offer the SAE Combo-Charging fast charging system. The public charging station is located at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, CA. The optional fast charging system will enable the BMW i3 driver to charge their EV from a standard 110 volt outlet with a cord set.
World Premier - The BMW i8: Sustainable Performance starting at $135,700by Tim Jones on September 10, 2013 at 03:06:00 AM
Today at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW unveiled one of the most widely anticipated cars in its history, the BMW i8. Going on sale in the US in the spring of 2014 starting at $135,700.
Our Impressions From a Private Viewing of the Production BMW i8by Mark Jurista on August 23, 2013 at 02:31:00 PM
While we were in Pebble Beach taking in the new BMW Concept M4 Coupe, we were also treated to an early preview of the production BMW i8 super car that will be making it's public debut in a couple weeks at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
While our cameras were not invited to the preview, we did manage to get a good look around the car and are very impressed with just how close it resembles the concept version.
On location in New York City with the BMW i3by Tim Jones on July 30, 2013 at 05:46:00 PM
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 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 i8 Roadster Wins Concept Car of the Year Awardby Mark Jurista on July 03, 2013 at 03:02:00 PM
The BMW i8 Roadster won the North American Concept Car of the year Award in 2012 and it has been crowned again this year, now as the Best Production Preview Vehicle.
The Production Preview category recognizes those vehicles based on a model that has already been announced or planned for production.
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.