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BMW Announces Upgrades for i3 including 186 Miles Rangeby Mark Jurista on October 04, 2016 at 09:58:00 AM
BMW came to the Paris Motor Show with big news about the latest variant of the i3 line-up. The latest variant gets a much needed battery boost which extends the range by more than 50% up to 186 miles on a single charge.
Increased competition from the upcoming Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt EV has BMW innovating to increase range but it may not be enough to bring buyers to the i3.
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.
New Yorkers Experience the Future of Mobilityby Tim Jones on November 16, 2012 at 04:44:12 PM
BMW builds a window into the future at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue in NYC. The BMW i window digitally transforms passing cars into the all-electric BMW i3 and plug-in hybrid BMW i8 Concept vehicles. You have to see this for yourself.....
If you can't beat them, sue them. NY and MA dealers slap Tesla Motors with lawsuitby Tim Jones on November 12, 2012 at 04:40:16 PM
Innovate or die, or in NY and MA sue your competitor so they play by your rules. Tesla Motor company, makers of the Model S electric car that just won Automobile Car of the Year is coming under fire for their sales practices. Unlike traditional car manufactures such as BMW that build cars and support a network of dealerships to do the sales, Tesla is selling directly to the public. This is rubbing the ingrained establishment of dealer networks the wrong way. Robert O'Koniewski, the...
BMW ActiveE Electronauts Now Sourcing EV Power from Sustainable Sourcesby Tim Jones on July 31, 2012 at 11:13:44 AM
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...
Tesla Model S - Great reviews so far - Good sign for EVsby Bimmerfest.com Member - on July 12, 2012 at 04:36:44 PM
Video review WOT/MotorTrend. Video review WOT/MotorTrend The Model S indeed, high-performance electric vehicles in general-will take some getting used to, even a new vocabulary. We currently don't have a good term for EVs' distinctive concentration of mass, with batteries slung low as possible and centroid to the vehicle. While traction batteries are heavy, and mass is bad for acceleration and agility, the lower center-of-gravity often compensates with higher levels of cornering, especially...
See What Some ELECTRONAUTS Have to Say About Their BMWby Tim Jones on June 30, 2012 at 04:53:29 PM
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.
Wired says Tesla Model S better to drive then a Bimmerby Tim Jones on June 25, 2012 at 03:40:02 PM
Wired got a chance to drive the much anticipated Tesla Model S all electric vehicle. The test drive was limited to 7 to 9 minutes of driving so we will have to wait for a complete review but the initial results seem promising. Wired went as far as to say the Tesla "feels better than the best small Bimmer". We can tell you that it accelerates, stops and turns. Itís got more than enough shove to power you up an on-ramp, an interior thatís capable of carrying you and a few companions for an...
BMW, Audi, MB, Porsche, VW Chrysler, GM and Ford Agree on Fast-Charging EV Standardby Tim Jones on May 03, 2012 at 07:41:11 PM
Global automakers from the United States and Germany will demonstrate fast-charging technology that will enable the recharging of most electrified vehicles with compatible systems in as little as 15-20 minutes. Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed to support a harmonized single-port fast charging approach Ė called DC-fast charging with a Combined Charging...