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A plug-in hybrid version of BMW’s X1 has been spotted testing, and is reportedly to go on sale in 2016. According to the UK’s Auto Express, it may be badged the X1 xDrive30e and be part of a line of PHEVs ranging from the 2 Series Active Tourer to a 7 Series luxury sedan. Electric […]

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Looking at models currently available from Germany’s BMW and Mercedes-Benz, it appears that both carmakers are focusing on battery electric over fuel cell vehicles, but that may not be the long-term plan for either. Recent interviews with executives at the two brands suggest that BMW and Mercedes are using hybrids and plug-in vehicles as stepping […]

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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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BMW has previewed its plug-in hybrid technology. As part of the BMW Group Innovation Days 2015, the German automaker showed off the 2 Series Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid concept, which has the front wheels driven by a three-cylinder gasoline engine while an electric motor drives the rear wheels. If that sounds vaguely familiar, that’s because […]

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BMW’s investment into its i sub-brand has helped it become one of the World’s Top Green Companies. The annual list released by Newsweek has BMW as the top automaker when it comes to being green, earning a Newsweek Green Score of 72.2 percent. Coming in second place is Toyota, rising 57 spots to 35th place […]

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There are an even dozen electric vehicles (EVs) offered in the U.S. and their sales range from quite respectable to so little as to give fodder to critics. As a type of vehicle, EVs are a slim minority of the U.S. sales total at 0.40 percent but they have an outsized reputation and more EVs […]

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BMW has approved production for a new crossover that will target the Range Rover Evoque. The new BMW X2, according to Autocar, will slot in between the X1 and X3 as a coupe-styled small crossover. It will be available in the UK starting in 2017 with no word yet on whether or not it will […]

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BMW i’s ConnectedDrive technology will be available on the soon to be released Apple Watch. The BMW i Remote app can be used to remotely check and control functions of BMW i models such as the battery’s state of charge. BMW i said customers will be able to use its app from day one on […]

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Imagine being able to see your navigation system or other car-related function while keeping your eyes on the road. Mini is working on it! Mini revealed Augmented Vision at the Auto Shanghai, a special pair of glasses that aims to helps the driver see both the road and information displayed. SEE ALSO: Augmented Reality Coming […]

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The BMW i8 won the title of 2015 World Green Car during the New York International Auto Show. This is the second year in a row the BMW i brand wins this award, having won it last year with the BMW i3. BMW’s BlueMotion technology won the very same award in 2010. For 2015, the […]

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