i3 News Stories
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.
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 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...
BMW Debuts the i3 Concept Coupeby Tim Jones on November 27, 2012 at 09:55:00 PM
he world premiere of the BMW i3 Concept Coupe sees the BMW Group unveil a particularly nimble and emotive version of its concept for sustainable premium-class motoring with zero local emissions.
Preview of BMW at the 2012 LA Auto Showby Tim Jones on November 19, 2012 at 05:16:25 PM
From the exotic BMW Concept i8 Roadster to the versatile new BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride BMW will showcase a comprehensive product arrangement which strikes the perfect balance of high performance, innovative efficiency, and outstanding design.
BMW i "Born Electric" World Tour Lands in New York Cityby Tim Jones on November 15, 2012 at 12:32:09 PM
Mobility experts from around the country joined executives from BMW i to kick-off the BMW i ***8220;Born Electric***8221; World Tour, a week-long event in Manhattan exploring issues of future mobility. At a midday press conference, Mitchell L. Moss, director of New York University***8217;s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, revealed the results of a new NYU-BMW i study...
BMW i Born Electric World Tour Arrives in NYC Nov 13thby Tim Jones on October 25, 2012 at 06:19:32 PM
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...
The History Behind BMW's Electro-Mobility - Electric Know How since 1969by Tim Jones on September 21, 2012 at 12:28:11 PM
The electric dream began back in 1969, with an electrified BMW 1602 - a vehicle that was used during the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Over the last 40 years, the BMW Group has continually examined means of putting that dream into wider practice. A variety of prototypes and test set-ups have all provided invaluable experience. One such trial was with the BMW E1, an experimental vehicle which, as early as 1991, displayed many of the...
BMW Launch ParkNow Mobile Parking Service and Details DriveNow Car Sharing Serviceby Tim Jones on August 20, 2012 at 02:59:50 PM
At a press conference with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, BMW Group Member of the Board Dr. Ian Robertson today announced the upcoming launch of ParkNow, an innovative mobile parking solution that is a joint venture with Urban Mobility, and provided new details about DriveNow, a unique premium car-sharing service which features a fleet of BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicles. San Francisco serves as the initial U.S. market for...
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...