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BMW has introduced the first of 100 Light & Charge EV charging locations it plans to build in Seattle to support the use of electric cars in its ReachNow car sharing fleet.
EV sales in April were up nearly 50% from the same month last year, thanks to strong sales for two cars with new larger batteries for more range.
Professional rally driver Rauno Aaltonen of Aaltonen Motor Sport took his BMW i3 away from the safety of asphalt roads and onto an off-road rally course to see how the i3 would hold up. He came away from the experience very impressed, stating that because of the instant torque the electric motor provides, the i3 handled like cars with 1,000 horsepower.
BMW had its best month ever for electric car sales, which more than doubled sales from last January. The BMW i3 with its new larger battery is especially popular with European buyers.
Nissan and BMW are taking steps to Double the size of the EVGo Fast Charging Network, bringing access to 90% of America’s EV owners!
A study distributed by the Sierra Club shows that car companies spend no more than 1.25% of their annual advertising budgets promoting electric cars. But that doesn’t stop them from complaining long and loud that no one want to buy an electric car.
BMW says it will take 7 years before battery capacity increases and costs go down enough to make selling electric cars profitable. Ford CEO says nobody wants to buy electric cars anyway.
Workhorse makes plug-in hybrid delivery vans for UPS. It says it will have a plug-in hybrid all wheel drive pickup truck on the market by 2018. The major manufacturers have been promising this for years but always failed to deliver.
I have just returned from Italy, where getting around on scooters is practically a national religion. They range from tiny (and tinny) 50 cc models suitable only for use in crowded urban environments on up to 650 cc offerings that can take on major highways. In general, scooters offer a lower riding position than traditional […]
Tom Moloughney is a big fan of the BMW i3. He says his has driven more than 56,000 miles on less than 50 gallons of gas, thanks to its onboard range extender engine.
AutoExpress reports that an all electric BMW 3 Series will debut by 2020 to compete head to head with the Tesla Model 3.
Sales of the BMW i3 electric car have shown a significant increase since the German government began offering a $4,400 incentive to EV buyers. A new battery with longer range helps, too.
The 2017 BMW i3 will be available with a larger 33 kWh battery for 114 miles of range. The car will still be available with the original 22 kWh battery for about $2,000 less.
The LAPD has decided to lease 100 BMW i3 sedans for routine department duties. The three year lease will cost the city $1.4 million. The i3 was chosen over the Tesla Model S primarily because it costs half as much.
The BMW i3 is about to get a new battery with greater capacity — 33 kWh versus 22 kWh. It will also be able to recharge faster on a per kilowatt basis than the original.