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BMW i3 Blows Past Sales Goals

August 1st, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

The BMW i3 has been a huge success for the German company, out-selling its rivals at Opel and Smart and far exceeding BMW's pre-release sales projections

BMW i8 Drops Plans For V8 Or V10 Version

May 7th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

A car that has seemingly be in development forever, the BMW i8 will eventually come to market as a plug-in hybrid with a hint of performance. But there were also rumors that the i8 could also get a gas-only drivetrain for serious horsepower enthusiasts. Those plans have been canned, and the BMW i8 will remain a clean performance car...for now

Kymco to Build BMW i3 Extended-range Hybrid Engine

March 23rd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Will the buying public care if their new BMWs are made in China? We'll soon find out, since Taiwanese company Kymco will soon be supplying engines for BMW's new line of i brand cars, starting with the i3. The ICE engines will add about 100 miles of range

BMW And Its 40 Year History Of Electric Vehicles

December 12th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Digital Dealerships? BMW Will Sell EV’s Online For Less

July 31st, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Toyota, BMW Team Up On EV Technology

July 3rd, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

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