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BMW Introduces New 2018 i3 and i3s Electric Vehicles

BMW Introduces New 2018 i3 and i3s Electric Vehicles

MUNICH—BMW introduced a redesigned i3 electric vehicle for the model year 2018 and announced a new model, the BMW i3s, the sport version of the i3.
The new 2018 i3 features an updated design, new standard features, and the same powerplant as the 2017 model, which, in turn was updated for …

Introducing The Green Car Driver’s 2017 BMW i3 with Range Extender Test Car

Introducing The Green Car Driver’s 2017 BMW i3 with Range Extender Test Car

The BMW i3 is a car that has long fascinated me, both for its unusual and handsome good looks, unparalleled greenness, and the story that goes with it. While we’ve spent considerable time with the i3 since its launch, the Bavarian EV gained additional range and power for 2017 and …

BMW, Nissan to Add 174 Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

BMW, Nissan to Add 174 Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

BMW and Nissan announced that the two automakers have expanded their network of fast chargers for Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 vehicles.
The two partnered with EVgo to install 174 additional 50kW DC Fast charging stations across 33 states. The chargers are compatible with any electric vehicle including the Nissan Leaf …

BMW Announces Second Life for i3 Batteries as Home Power Supplies

BMW Announces Second Life for i3 Batteries as Home Power Supplies

BMW announced a solution that puts batteries from BMW i3 electric vehicles to good use when they can no longer serve to power the i3 itself.
What the Bavarian automaker termed a “stationary energy storage system solution” was announced this week at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29 in Montreal, …

BMW to Supply LAPD with 100 i3 Electric Vehicles

BMW to Supply LAPD with 100 i3 Electric Vehicles

BMW announced that it will supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 BMW i3 electric vehicles.
BMW said that the LAPD selected the i3 for multiple reasons including fuel efficiency, reliability, and the fact that the ConnectedDrive services can be used to support fleet management applications. Additionally, the car company …

BMW Adds New Features and Greater Range to i3 for 2017

BMW Adds New Features and Greater Range to i3 for 2017

BMW’s electric city car will get a significant boost in range for the upcoming model year.
On Monday, the automaker announced a new version of the i3 electric vehicle with a more powerful battery and larger fuel tank for the range extender. The vehicle’s electric range will increase from 80 miles …

BMW Debuts ReachNow Ride-Sharing Service, Now Available in Seattle

BMW Debuts ReachNow Ride-Sharing Service, Now Available in Seattle

BMW announced the launch of ReachNow, a new car-sharing service. ReachNow’s first location is in Seattle, Washington, which will also serve as the company’s headquarters. The company also said that it plans to launch the service in three additional U.S. cities this year and eventually serve a total of ten …

BMW Unveils BMW i ChargeForward Managed Charge Program

BMW Unveils BMW i ChargeForward Managed Charge Program

In partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric, BMW announced its BMW i ChargeForward Program. The pilot program offers drivers the opportunity to participate in a managed charge program and, separately, will find a second life for used Mini E batteries.
The managed charge program, which was announced at the Consumer Electronics …

BMW to Partner With Soho House for i3 Driving Experiences

BMW to Partner With Soho House for i3 Driving Experiences

BMW Group and Soho House announced a global partnership.
The two companies will collaborate on an international arts program and create events and experiences that focus on contemporary art, innovation, and design.
BMW and Soho House will provide i3 vehicles for guests to drive throughout locations in both Europe and the United …

BMW to Launch New Fast Charger for i3 Electric Vehicles

BMW to Launch New Fast Charger for i3 Electric Vehicles

BMW announced the BMW i DC Fast Charger, a new product that is capable of charging a BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80% in 30 minutes.  The company plans to make the new charger available in all BMW charging centers in the United States beginning this August.
The BMW …

First All-Electric BMW i3 Delivered in U.S.

First All-Electric BMW i3 Delivered in U.S.

BMW delivered an all-electric BMW i3 in the United States to its first customer, Charles Rabie, a Tufts University professor and advocate of electric vehicles in Boston. BMW i3s are now available for delivery at select dealerships nationwide.
The car will cost $41,350, while the range-extender model will start at $45,200.
The …

Los Angeles Auto Show: Plug Me In

Los Angeles Auto Show: Plug Me In

At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, the luxury electric car market was heating up as Audi, BMW, and Cadillac touted their newest models in the country’s most energy-conscious region.
Electric cars, which currently make up 1% of light vehicle sales, are hot and automakers have been closely following Tesla Motors’ …