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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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The company that once emphasized the Ultimate Driving Machines says it’s no longer only about cars in growing cities, it’s about quality of life, and facilitating urban landscapes conducive to getting around. On that note, BMW today opened its Centre of Urban Mobility Competence in Berlin and took opportunity to highlight its vision for electrification […]

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Electric cars are the most efficient types of automobile made, and the ones we’ve listed below were selected as those nationally available in the U.S. However, now that’s been said, we’ll admit the subject of “most efficient” current-model all-electric cars is nearly a moot point because our listed electric vehicles (EVs) are the only electric […]

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BMW is moving forward with plans to develop a fuel cell car by 2020 that is suitable for production. According to Auto Express, a senior source with BMW confirmed the company is developing a fuel cell vehicle (FCV). The first rendering, however, isn’t likely to take the next step to production. “We will still be […]

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Since 2009 only half a dozen plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) have sold more than 25,000, and last month three more were added to the list. The sales volumes of the BYD Qin plug-in hybrid, all-electric Renault Zoe, and all-electric BMW i3 and i3 REx are the result of regional markets for two of them, with […]

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BMW is working on two plug-in electrified powertrains and recently provided highlights of its product philosophy. The company’s direction was spoken of by Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of development management for BMW AG while addressing the 36th International Vienna Motor Symposium last week. “In the future there will be a variety of drive […]

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Following a complete teardown and analysis of a BMW i3, Detroit-based Munro & Associates says it uncovered numerous unique assembly techniques and innovative systems inspiring the firm’s head to praise its sophistication as unrivaled. “This is, without a question of a doubt, the most advanced vehicle on the planet,” said Munro, CEO of Munro & […]

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