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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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The 2017 BMW i3 benefits from a bigger battery, but its price has also increased $1,200. The updated BMW i3 starts from $44,595 including destination compared to the 2016 BMW i3 that had a $43,395 price tag. But for the 2017 model year, the BMW i3 gets a 33-kWh battery pack that provides up to […]

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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has added 100 fully-electric BMW i3s to its fleet. The announcement comes less than a month after LAPD Police Administrator Vartan Yegiyan said the Tesla Model S currently isn’t practical enough, suggesting that Tesla’s offering is too expensive to be used as a fleet car. At the time however, […]

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BMW has taken one more step toward a future of autonomous vehicles. The German luxury automaker is changing its “i” division, which is primarily focused on electric vehicles, to now focus more on autonomous cars, at least according to Reuters, which cites a BMW board member. That’s a major change for BMW, and it flies […]

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Audi has announced a plan to launch some form of new electrified vehicle each year, beginning a couple years or less from now. “Starting in 2018, we will launch another electrified car each year,” said CEO Rupert Stadler at the Audi Annual General Meeting, held at Audi headquarters in Ingolstadt. SEE ALSO: BMW Preparing Electric […]

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BMW has essentially said it will be fashionably late, but what it has in store will be worth the wait. Today the German automaker said a new autonomous electric flagship for 2021 built under the “i NEXT” banner is part of its projection of itself for the “next 100 years.” The move comes in response […]

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Two Mini concepts – the Rocketman and the Superleggera – still have a shot at production, and the Rocketman could be an EV. The Superleggera roadster faces longer odds of being built, as explained by Mini product chief Ralph Mahler in an interview with Autocar. “[The] roadster segment is small and demand is going down, […]

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BMW has announced a new quad-turbocharged, diesel six-cylinder engine. The new oil burner was introduced at the 2016 Vienna Engine Symposium with the German automaker confirming that it will be its top-of-the-line diesel offering. The new engine will be used in the 750d xDrive with other models to follow, generating 394 horsepower and 561 pound-feet […]

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The German goal of one million electrified cars on the country’s roads by 2020 is unlikely to be met, but the government is doing what it can to bolster EV sales. The latest step is a subsidy fund of €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) that will receive 50 percent of its funding from the government. SEE […]

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As now five automakers have said mainstream-focused 200-mile range electric cars are pending, BMW says its current generation i3 will get up to 50-percent more range. The German automaker has not said what the next-generation i3 will offer, and its approximately 110-125-mile new range estimates may buy time as only the Chevy Bolt is due […]

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