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BMW Group said it has once again been named the world’s most sustainable automotive company in the annual Dow Jones index. RobecoSAM AG today published industry group leaders for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). RobecoSAM will publish the component list with all winners on Monday, September 12. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced today that it […]

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The U.S. EPA has posted the 2017 BMW i3 with updated 94-amp-hour battery as being rated in the U.S. with 114 miles range – a 33-mile increase over the 2016 model’s 81-mile rating. It has been known this was coming, but the ratings posted to the U.S. EPA’s FuelEconomy.gov, show the updated battery electric car’s […]

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One way to boost sales is to get a government subsidy. That’s what’s happening with the BMW i3 in Germany. Advance sales of the updated i3 have gone up since the German government, working with automakers, began giving a $4,400 cut on EVs and a $3,300 break on plug-in hybrids. Around 1,000 of the 5,000 […]

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As part of ongoing efforts to scrub its diesel-stained image, Volkswagen has in store a purpose made electric vehicle called NUVe it aims to show in Paris this year. The pre-production concept car will be built on the modular MEB chassis, according to German publication Auto Bild, and interior space utilization could be as good […]

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For car shoppers living in the state of Washington who are looking for discounts on plug-in electrified vehicles, it might be a good idea to wait until July. On July 1, 2016, state bill HB2778 will go into effect, offering electric vehicle owners up to an additional $3,100 in instant rebates for new vehicles with […]

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Last month BMW’s i-Series models crossed a cumulative global 50,000 unit sale milestone. Comprised at this point of the i3 and i8, the two plug-in i-Series sub-brand cars were launched in Germany in September 2013 and June 2014 respectively and have since spread globally. While BMW did not provide a precise breakdown for their January […]

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We all know that BMW is working on an i5 electric car, but is it also preparing a sportier i2 or i4 coupe? A design filing has been posted on Europe’s OHIM system that was originally filed on April 14, 2015 and registered May 11, but details have been kept under wraps until today’s publishing. […]

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BMW plans to boost the range of its all-electric i3. Speaking with Automotive News, Ian Robertson, a BMW AG board member, revealed that the lithium ion battery pack found in the i3 will be improved this summer, offering a “much more usable range.” Though the exact range figure wasn’t released, a boost of roughly 50 […]

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Nissan will reveal its first pre-production range-extended electric vehicle next year. As EV fans await a 200-250 mile second-generation Leaf, the world’s highest-selling maker of electric cars says it will add to its product offerings another means to mitigate EV range anxiety – a small gasoline engine. This news came from Australia’s Motoring, which interviewed […]

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Rumors of a collaboration between Apple and BMW are heating up. According to a recent report, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited BMW’s headquarters last year along with senior executives from the Cupertino-based company, taking a tour of the German automaker’s factory in Leipzig to learn more on how BMW manufactures the i3 all-electric vehicle. The […]

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