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  1. BMW News
    Bimmerfest has uncovered several trademarks filed by BMW that could be applied to electric vehicles. Intriguingly, the names cover the 3 series, the 4 series, and the 7 series. Specifically, BMW has trademarked the names i320, i330, i340, i350, i420, i430, i440, i450, i730, i740, i750, and i760...
  2. General Automotive Forum
    It seems that many people I talk to, Tesla owners and BMW owners alike, seem to disacknowledge eachother's vehicles even exist.
  3. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=578172&stc=1&d=1475589462 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...
  4. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=529646&stc=1&d=1442236916 BMW i today announced that it will loan the Los Angeles Police Department a BMW i3 electric vehicle for twelve months in the first US test of the innovative EV in an authority fleet. The BMW i3 test vehicle...
  5. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=523103&stc=1&d=1438704449 The BMW Group, together with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, explores how electric vehicles (EVs) can help reduce demand on the power grid during peak periods, ultimately driving down total cost of EV...
  6. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    http://s1.bimmerfest.com/gallery/2013-bmw-i3-us-launch/medium/2013-bmw-i3-us-launch-001.jpg The BMW i3 premiered in the US last week at the LA Auto Show. BMW gave Bimmerfest the opportunity to drive the i3 on a winding 40 mile loop through LA, up the iconic Mulholland drive and then to the LA...
  7. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    Take over ActiveE lease -- Santa Monica. This car is a blast. Take over lease payments for the ActiveE. $499 + tax = $524/month, then month-to-month while you wait for your i3 to come in. Watch the m3 vs i3 drag race to 60mph here (hint i3 wins the first 90% of the race): OK ActiveE isn't...
  8. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    Fortune's Sue Callaway puts these two alternative vehicles through their paces to find out which upstart American car company has the best cutting edge electric technology.
  9. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    The BMW i Window Into The Near Future digitally transforms passing cars into the all-electric BMW i3 and plug-in hybrid BMW i8 Concept vehicles - and showcases our vision for the future of mobility. The window also calculates how much money would be saved and how many tons of CO2 emissions we...
  10. General Automotive Forum
    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...
  11. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=334999&d=1343747324 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...
  12. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    Video review WOT/MotorTrend Wall Street Journal, of all places... Both reviews emphasize that it's a great car, not a great electric gimmick in a fair/middling car. Exactly the kind of metric I'm sure BMW will try for. After they've let Tesla lead the way/Fisker take the falls.
  13. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    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...
  14. General Automotive Forum
    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...
  15. BMW i3 I01 (2014 - 2020)
    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=323535&d=1336088129 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...
  16. The MINI Board
    I live just up the hill from the RB and just heard about the event. Wondering if there are any MINI Es scheduled to be on hand today? Silent Fun. MW
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