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LAPD picks BMW i3 over Tesla Model S: Here's why

The Los Angeles Police Department will buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for non-emergency use. The LAPD announced plans for this order last year, when it took delivery of an i3 and a Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S for testing. It turns out officers preferred the i3. ALSO SEE: 2017 Volvo S90 first... read more

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BMW considering family-oriented i car above the i3

Update: An earlier version of this story claimed BMW i product chief Henrik Wenders confirmed plans for an i5. A BMW spokesperson reached out to Motor Authority and stated... read more March 10, 2016 by

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BMW And Nissan Working On Nationwide EV Fast-Charging Network

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] famously became the first to introduce a network of fast-charging stations for its customers and offered the services for free, meaning owners of... read more December 22, 2015 by

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BMW Unveils Shadow Sport Special Edition i3

Yesterday, BMW unveiled the latest entry to its electric car lineup, via live-streaming site Periscope, ahead of this week's 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Limited to just 50... read more November 17, 2015 by

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LAPD Gets A Bit Greener With A Tesla Model S And BMW i3

Los Angeles is looking a bit greener today. No, it's not because the city's finally solved its ongoing (lack of) water issues. Instead, the LAPD is adding a whole bunch of... read more September 14, 2015 by

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BMW i3 And Mercedes-Benz C-Class Make Ward’s 2015 Best Interiors List

There was a time when having a decent interior in your car meant spending the big bucks. That’s not the case these days as interiors have become much more homogenized... read more April 17, 2015 by

Rinspeed Budii concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Rinspeed Budii Concept Revealed Ahead Of 2015 Geneva Motor Show: Video

Swiss design and engineering firm Rinspeed made it clear last year that its vision of driving in the future is an autonomous one, and that cars, rather than being a tool to... read more February 17, 2015 by

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BMW Highlights i3’s Inventiveness In Super Bowl Ad--With Some Celebrity Help: Video

For many people, Super Bowl ads are more important than the game itself, which is why car companies put so much effort into them. They may only last a few seconds, but... read more January 26, 2015 by

Self-parking BMW i3 ActiveAssist prototype, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

BMW To Present Self-Parking Technology At 2015 CES

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, BMW gave us our first taste of its new ActiveAssist autonomous technology in the form of a 2-Series prototype that could... read more December 15, 2014 by

Rinspeed Budii concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Rinspeed Budii Is Your Friend On Wheels

Swiss design and engineering firm Rinspeed made it clear last year that its vision of driving in the future is an autonomous one and that cars, rather than being a tool to... read more December 9, 2014 by

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BMW Gives i3 A Boost With New $6,500 DC Fast Charger

Up until now, if you can claim being near a publicly available fast charger, you're probably among the fortunate few in a handful of major cities (or among a few... read more July 31, 2014 by

2014 BMW i3 range-extender EPA window sticker (Image: Tom Moloughney)

2014 BMW i3's EPA-Rated MPG And Range Revealed

The 2014 BMW i3 is quite unlike any other car BMW has produced in its history, and the same can be said of its efficiency figures. Those have now been revealed for the i3's... read more May 23, 2014 by

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BMW i3 Drivers Give First Impressions, Configurator Now Live

If you've never driven an electric vehicle before, it can be an unusual, and not unpleasant experience. The instant torque, the silence, the ease of use--all reasons electric... read more May 1, 2014 by

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BMW Bumps Up i3 Production To Meet Strong U.S. Demand

Outright electric car sales are still small right now, but there's certainly evidence to suggest the tide is slowly changing. Take BMW's i3 electric car, for example. A... read more April 25, 2014 by

2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW i3 Launches In Europe On November 16th, America Still Waiting Until 2014

European customers are just about ready to get their crack at the all-new BMW i3. The electrified Bimmer will be available starting on November 16th, and it will be offered... read more November 15, 2013 by

2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 first drive review

BMW enthusiasts have had several years to get used to the tradition-breaking SUVs and crossovers which infiltrated the once sedan-only range, but electric cars are a... read more October 21, 2013 by


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