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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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BMW’s new i-series is boosting BMW’s global image, and in the U.S. the automaker intends to boost availability. The company has sold 3,104 i3s from May-September in the U.S. this year, and the i8 sold nine when launched in August, 58 in September, and it is sold out at BMW dealers through to 2015 showing […]

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With BMW’s new line of electric vehicles, the company is also offering a complete line of charging equipment to complement them. The BMW i Wallbox now comes in two variations: the already released Pure and the new Pro. Both deliver charging rates of up to 7.4 kilowatts, but the Pro can charge an i3 to […]

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