The BMW i3 configurator has finally gone live, giving eager Bimmer fans a chance to build and price the i3 of their dreams.
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The first BMW i3 commercial debuted during the Olympic coverage, and it conveyed more about the BMW EV than the Cadillac ELR ad that was twice as long.
Before BMW adds any more cars to its i-line of electrified vehicles, the German company wants to see how the world reacts to its take on green cars.
What is the true cost of a car? Depends on a variety of factors, from manufacturing incentives to Federal tax credits. Last week we reported that the BMW i3 would cost around $34,500, though we hadn’t established whether that would be before Federal tax incentives or after. Well we have our answer, and the BMW i3 will actually cost $42,275 including the $925 destination. That’s…not cheap.
With major automakers now churning out EVs of their own, electric car conversion shops have taken a backseat in the news. Well, most shops at least. EV West has continued to crank out some incredible electric cars, including the Pikes Peak-dominated BMW M3 EV. At the behest of the fellows at Drive, EV West put their electric Bimmer on the dyno, and you won’t believe the results.
Electric cars have been around since the first automobiles started being built en masse, but until recently it was up to DIYers to build an EV if they wanted one. While most DIY types focus on the practical aspects of an EV, others, like Mike Pethel, are more concerned with performance. That’s why he has created a unique and powerful electric vehicle based on a classic BMW 3.0 CS.
While the BMW brand is better known for its luxury performance sedans than for its emissions-saving technologies, 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the first all-electric BMW. To celebrate, BMW has put out a brief primer on its EV efforts, starting way back in 1972 at the Munich Olympics.
Retrofitting old cars with modern electric drivetrains has been gaining some traction in the world of automotive moddifiers, but this next car comes from quite the sophisticated outfit. Rimac Automobili, the company behind the 1,088 horsepower Concept_One electric supercar, claim to have set two records in an electric BMW M3 dubbed the “green monster.”
There are plenty of people in the world of motorsports who will dismiss electric vehicles as a distraction, unable to compete on a professional level. And while electric vehicle racers are slowly winning the hearts and minds of doubters, sometimes a reformed doubter can the strongest advocate. Bill Caswell, who became an international superstar when […]
Electric cars haven’t caught on with many Americans yet, but a new generation of gearheads is latching on to the performance potential of electric motors. EV West, a small San Diego-based conversion shop is one such group of gearheads. EV West has taken one of the top European sports cars, the BMW M3, and converted […]
Having already teased a couple of highly-efficient vehicles, the MegaCity EV and the Vision EfficientDynamics sports car, BMW has declared its intention to create the “i” sub-brand for these vehicles to occupy.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery. So say what you will about the Chevy Volt, more than one company looking to copy GM’s design, including BMW. BMW may be considering a range-extender for their small EV, the MegaCity.