Showing posts in the category of BMW i3

The BMW i3 Portrayed as a Cheaper Premium EV


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Electric vehicles are still far from being mainstream, although the situation seems to be changing and picking up pace in that sense. You can now even buy premium EVs, like the familiar Tesla Model S, but if that’s too expensive and you still want something to show off to your friends, the BMW i3 is a cheaper option.

BMW i3 Stands No Chance Against Suzuki Swift Sport on Track


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The BMW i3 may have more power than a Suzuki Swift Sport (168 hp vs 135 hp), but it proved no match for it around a track when AutoExpress pitted the two against one another.

Parody Shows What Range Anxiety Feels Like in a BMW i3 vs Lexus CT


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Comedy website Funny or Die has released a five-minute video which pokes fun at the BMW i3’s limited driving range compared to what a Lexus CT200h hybrid has to offer.

BMW's Baby i3 EV Puts on a New Set of Alloy Shoes


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Tuned BMW i3 EVO Looks the Part [91 Photos]


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Unless we've missed something, in which case you should go ahead and tell us, this is the first tuned BMW i3 we've seen in real life and not on paper.

Yes, The BMW i3 Can Handle A Race Track


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Thought the electric BMW i3 was far from the ultimate driving machine? Well, it's rear-wheel drive and it's on a track. This looks fun.

Watch a BMW i3 Park Itself With no Human Inside


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First appearing almost a decade ago in a less complicated variant, self-parking systems have almost started to become mainstream as optional extras on many of today's cars, from premium models to econoboxes.

BMW Working on Wireless Charging Technology for i3 and i8


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Inductive charging of electric vehicles appears to be the way of the future, and BMW wants to be a part of it. The German luxury car manufacturer announced it is developing systems for inductive charging of high-voltage batteries of both BMW i cars and future plug-in models.

James May Says he will Buy a BMW i3


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James May’s taste in cars is quite odd and you can’t really predict what he’d buy next. Before he bought his Fiat Panda, you wouldn’t have thought about him getting one of those, did you? Well now, he’s said to be looking at a BMW i3, specifically the more sensible range extender model (REx).

BMW i3 REx (Range Extender) Gets Officially EPA Rated


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The range extender (or REx) version of the BMW i3 is obviously the sensible choice if you want one, since without the 600cc motorbike engine charging the battery, the pure electric one can only travel for around for a manufacturer claimed 81 miles or 129 km.

Bostonian University Professor Takes Delivery of First Ever BMW i3 in the US


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This past Friday was a momentous day for Charles Rabie from Boston, as he became the first to take delivery of a US-bound BMW i3. A professor at Tufts University, Rabie was previously part of BMW’s ActivE program, so his car is one of the special Electronaut edition vehicles specially reserved who took part in the program (some 700 households in total).

BMW Invites People to Test-Drive the i3, Films their Reactions


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BMW thought the best online advertising campaign for the i3 electric vehicle would be to record the genuine reactions of people test driving the car. The carmaker invited 45 teams (107 people in total) to test-drive a BMW i3 in Berlin, London and Madrid and filmed them during the drive.

BMW Increases i3 Production by 43 Percent on Strong Demand


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BMW has increased production of the i3 electric vehicle 43 percent as demand has exceeded its initial expectations. The German luxury car manufacturer has raised daily output at its Leipzig plant from 70 vehicles to 100 vehicles in recent weeks, according to BMW production chief Harald Krueger.

Look How This Man Took Delivery of a New i3 and M5 from BMW Welt


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This guy sure loves BMWs, though, I do suspect that some propeller-badge fans may have opted, or at least tried to execute the transfer of the cars the other way around…

BMW to Present New DC Technology that Could Reduce Charging Times from Hours to Minutes


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We often hear about range anxiety being one of the biggest issues drivers have with electric vehicles, but another prevailing problem is the time it takes to fill up their batteries with electric juice and which can be measured in hours.

New Peugeot 308 is the European Car of the Year 2014, BMW i3 Comes in Second Place


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The results are out for the European 2014 Car of the Year contest and the award goes to the new Peugeot 308 compact that's currently available in hatchback and Estate forms, making it the fourth model from the French brand to win the title after the 307 (2002), 405 (1988) and 504 (1969).

Watch BMW i3 and Tesla Model S in 1440p QHD and Other Videos in 2160p Ultra HD 4K Clarity


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After the marketing plot that was 3D, the next big thing to lure consumers to change their television sets and related devices (think recorders and players) is the promise of even higher definition display technology, including Ultra HD or 4K (UHD) and in the near future, Full Ultra HD or 8k (or FUHD – no kidding and stop giggling).

BMW Won’t Launch New i Model before the Market Asks for it


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A BMW top executive said the carmaker will not add a third model to its BMW i lineup until it has a better idea of demand for the existent i3 and i8 models. BMW has invested so far an estimated €2 billion ($2.7 billion) into its electrified range of vehicles and says it has more than 11,000 orders for the i3 hatchback since its November launch.

Lumma Design Draws Tuning Concepts for BMW i8 Coupe and i3 Hatch


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You didn't think that BMW's first i-series models, the i8 hybrid coupe and the electric i3 hatchback, would avoid the touch of the tuning industry, did you? While seen here in rendered concept form, Lumma Design's CLR i8 and CLR i3 point to what we should expect in the near future once the cars begin to arrive in the hands of their new owners.

BMW North American President Says i3 EV is Better than Tesla Model S


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While the relationship between Tesla and Mercedes-Benz is close and directed towards broadening cooperation (and giving the Americans indicator stalks, buttons), the Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of electric vehicles is not in the friends list of too many others…