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BMW has updated its electric i3 and has added a sportier model to the lineup. Set to debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the refreshed 2018 BMW i3 receives more-athletic styling with redesigned front and rear bumpers. Overall, the i3 has a wider appearance, while the front bumper inlay and its U-shaped surrounding have […]

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BMW and Nissan have once again partnered to install 174 50-kilowatt DC fast charger locations for electric vehicles, this time in 32 states and the District of Columbia, with many of the stations already installed. The two automakers joined forces in late 2015 to fund the installation of 120 fast chargers in 19 states. “We […]

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BMW is aiming to sell 100,000 all-electric and plug-in models by next year. That would be a two-thirds increase over the automaker’s expected 60,000 deliveries of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles this year. BMW has sold about 100,000 of those vehicles since 2013. SEE ALSO: 2017 BMW i3 EPA Rated For 114 Miles Range German […]

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At the close of media days at the Paris Motor Show last Friday, BMW confirmed an earlier Friday report by Bloomberg News that it would produce battery electric versions of its popular X3 crossover SUV and Mini models. Automotive News is reporting that BMW’s Chief Executive Officer, Harald Krueger, told Bloomberg that the electric Mini […]

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BMW’s i3 battery-electric sedan and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car have served as a pathway for the German car company’s plan that all future i brand vehicles will become all-electric models. Company engineers are working on the next electric car sedan with a pure electric drivetrain, called Project i20. Also known internally as iNext, the […]

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One can still count the number of plug-in electrified vehicles that have sold over 50,000 units on the fingers of two hands, and the latest to join the club are the Renault Zoe and BMW i3. As of June, the Zoe has cumulatively sold 51,193 worldwide making it the seventh, and while not announced yet […]

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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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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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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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