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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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BMW is the world’s largest luxury automaker, and it order to stay that way, the company has a plan that involves more electrified vehicles and faster delivery of autonomous-driving tech. More SUVs and more variants of existing vehicles are also part of the plan, which was outlined by BMW CEO Harald Krueger in a strategy […]

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The BMW i3 city car and BW i8 sports car are getting a stablemate. BMW’s boss for the i product line, Henrik Wenders, spoke to Car and Driver, and while most details of the upcoming i5 are still under wraps, he was able to confirm that the car will go on sale, and he did […]

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BMW and Nissan have teamed up to deploy dual fast chargers across the U.S. to benefit all electric vehicle drivers. A total of 120 dual-port 50-kW DC fast-charging stations have been installed across 19 states, helping support longer distance EV travel for Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 owners. Those fast chargers are now available in […]

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With Nissan increasing its Leaf battery size, Chevrolet announcing its 200-mile range Bolt due late next year, BMW has said it will increase range for its i3. Both the pure battery electric i3 and the range-extended i3 REx are receiving tweaks that UK publication Autocar says will boost range from 100 “real-world” miles to 124 […]

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The Los Angeles Police Department is putting the BMW i3 to the test. BMW has loaned the LAPD an i3 electric vehicle for 12 months as the first U.S. test of the innovative vehicle in an authority fleet. The test vehicle was unveiled sporting the famous LAPD black and white livery and a rooftop light […]

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BMW says it will soon show its 3-Series plug-in hybrid as the first of its core brand models to receive the PHEV treatment. The 3-Series will be shown soon in Miramas, France, and utilizes lessons learned from BMW’s new i-Series which has created a flexible technology the automaker says can be “rapidly deployed” on cars […]

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