Originally published on CleanTechnica. This is a story that I’m sure will get my mom to perk up — she (like many) is a huge fan of the BMW Mini Cooper styling, which seems to bring us back to another era while still fitting in nicely with a modern life and especially the cities of today. […]
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FYI, a group of lions = a pride. Via EV Obsession: BMW is without a doubt one of the large automakers most serious about the electric vehicle transition, or electrification of passenger transport. I put BMW #2 or #3, only behind Tesla and perhaps Nissan. The German premium-brand giant reinforced that yesterday at the Frankfurt Motor […]
Something is electric in the state of Denmark. The Bavarian Motor Works company has announced the addition of 400 electric i3 cars into its DriveNow service that will operate in cohesion with the Copenhagen infrastructure beginning in September of 2015. After successfully adding the i3 to DriveNow fleets in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, […]
Cleantech Talk 11: BMW i5 vs Tesla Model S, Volvo XC90 Sales Surprise, Cadillac CT6, & Tesla’s Near Sale To Google
In this Monday’s episode of Cleantech Talk, Chris and I talk about some “controversy” that started here on CleanTechnica when Chris called the BMW i5 a Tesla competitor. He followed up with a piece on Gas2 defending the point. Chris and I chat more about that to kick off the show. We then jump into higher […]
BMW’s i3 is a cute little sedan. It’s i8 is a hard edged supercar. Is there room for a model in the middle? There’s a lot of speculation that a mid-size sedan or SUV would make a lot of sense for expansion of the “i” brand, and rumors in that regard are already out there. […]
If somebody paid you $1,000 to unplug your EV, would you? That’s the gist of the BMW i ChargeForward pilot program, which pays people not to plug-in.
A new car sharing program just started this month in London. DriveNow plans to grow from a small-scale program by expanding naturally. Organically growing step-by step, DriveNow hopes to avoid the problems Daimler had in Britain. The partnership is a teaming up of the BMW Group and Sixt SE. They are presently in Germany (in Munich, Berlin, Düsseldorf, […]
BMW has gotten in on the ground floor of the Apple Watch to add several nifty features to this high-tech timekeeper for i3 and i8 owners.
BMW has doubled down on electrification and hybridization of its cars by launching the BMW i sub-brand. Will that move increase their global market share?
We’re big fans of the electric BMW i3 and i8 models, so we’re happy to announce that the 2014 BMW i3 electric is the 2014 World Green Car of the year!
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.
Ford, Mercedes, and Nissan aren’t the only big players teaming up to gain an edge … hybrid technology leaders Toyota and BMW have signed a new agreement to collaborate on the research and development of more lightweight materials, fuel cells, and advanced lithium-air batteries to succeed the companies’ current lithium-ion cells. This is a binding […]
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.
Are electric cars the future, or are they a fad? That is the question many automakers are grappling with as they wrestle with government mandates and consumer skepticism. A new report suggests that BMW hasn’t given up yet, and may debut a new all-electric sports coupe at the LA Auto Show called the BMW i4.
Industries like retail electronics have adapted to the Internet smooth and effectively, allowing individual companies to sell the same goods at a significant discount. The auto industry, however, has not adapted nearly so well to the rise of the Internet. And while I doubt auto dealerships will disappear anytime soon, BMW will be attempting to sell electric vehicles through online outlets for less than they’d cost at a dealership. It’s a move that could have far-reaching consequences for the whole industry.
The Japanese Giant Toyota, and the Bavarian Beast known as BMW, could not be more different car companies. Toyota vehicles have the perception of stoic, no-frills, affordable reliability. BMW’s are brash, expensive, “look at me” cars driven mostly by those with an inflated sense of self-worth. In other words, this is the perfect alliance for both companies, who in an extension of a technology alliance announced in December, are teaming up on sports car and electric vehicle technology.