December 23rd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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.
December 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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.
November 11th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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.
September 21st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
I have just returned from Italy, where getting around on scooters is practically a national religion. They range from tiny [&hellip
August 26th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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.
July 14th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
AutoExpress reports that an all electric BMW 3 Series will debut by 2020 to compete head to head with the Tesla Model 3.
July 12th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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.
June 22nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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.
June 10th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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.
May 2nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
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.
February 21st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
BMW's car sharing service, DriveNow, is testing the waters in the city of Seattle, where it would compete with Mercedes' Car2Go service. BMW uses i3 sedans for DriveNow duty.
February 19th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The new Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 winter tire is designed specifically for electric cars. It combines ultra-low rolling resistance with excellent grip in winter driving conditions.
February 9th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
How much EV range is enough? Various car makers disagree. Nissan and BMW think around 100 miles is adequate. Tesla and Chevrolet think 200 miles is required. Audi believes 300 miles is the correct amount. Who's right?