BMW is set to reveal its first plug-in hybrid MINI at the Los Angeles auto show in November. Like the i8, it will feature a turbocharged three cylinder gas engine and an electric motor.
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Sources within BMW say the company’s i division is working on an all electric version of the car for the future. It would have three electric motors rated at 268 horsepower each.
A plug-in hybrid MINI Countrynman has been spied testing. The car uses a version of the powertrain featured in the BMW i8 sport car.
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.
In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% […]
BMW CEO Harald Kreuger hints that the BMW i8 Spyder may be nearing production and could arrive in 2016. It may have a more powerful gasoline engine.
The new BMW X5 plug-in hybrid is bringing i8 technology to the soccer field with room for kids in a package that’s being billed as “greener than a Prius”.
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 […]
Via EV Obsession: Well, let’s be honest, August was a lame sales month for electric car lovers. There are clear reasons for this. Historically, the two highest-selling electric cars in the US have been the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt. The 2nd-generation Chevy Volt, much improved and even a little cheaper, is just hitting the […]
The BMW 225xe Active Tourer is a stylish, efficient crossover that uses the BMW i8 hybrid powertrain but reversed. It uses only 2 liters of fuel per 100 km.
Originally published on EV Obsession. It’s no surprise to see that German car companies continue to top the electric car sales table in Germany, but after test driving the Audi A3 e-tron myself, I have to admit that I’m surprised to see it and its almost identical cousin, the Volkswagen Golf GTE, topping the tables. The […]
Senior sources say the next BMW M3 will be a plug-in hybrid with all wheel drive, less weight and 73 more lb-ft of torque. It will not appear until 2020.
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, […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, the Netherlands is certainly turning out to be one of the most interesting electric vehicle markets in the world. It is #2 in terms of electric cars’ percentage of total new car sales, but the cars leading the pack keep changing. The Dutch plug-in hybrid fetish is apparently as strong […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, that was a crappy month… if you’re an electric car fan. Almost across the board, US electric car sales were down in July 2015 compared to July 2014. However, three models were up — the Tesla Model S ($75,000), the Mercedes B-Class Electric ($41,450), and the BMW i3 (42,400). […]
I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]