• 2012 BMW ActiveE  -  Driven in Monterey, February 2012

    If you’ve driven a Nissan Leaf, you’ll agree that while the near-instantaneous torque provided by its electric motor system from standstill can be intoxicating in itself at first, the Leaf is SO not a performance car. With soft, Prius-like dynamics and Prius-like looks, the Leaf appeals to the green crowd, no doubt, and not really to those who enjoy driving. For enthusiasts, there haven’t been any serious EV options—other than the very limited, expensive Tesla Roadster—especially if you don’t want a range-extended plug-in packing a gasoline engine. Nissan...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car production line, Leipzig, Germany
    Blowin' In The Wind: Turbines To Power BMW Leipzig Factory

    However green cars are able to get, the process of building thousands of them every year still isn't particularly environmentally friendly. The manufacturers are doing all they can to improve this. GM's Detroit-Hamtramck factory that produces the Chevrolet Volt is equipped with several solar panel...

  • BMW ActiveE
    BMW To Supply 4,000 Cars For 2012 London Olympic Games

    The 2012 Olympic Games in London will provide a glimpse of BMW’s low-emissions future.

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    BMW ActiveE Leases Start This Fall At $499/Mo. With $2,250 Down

    If you're looking to jump on the latest advanced powertrain bandwagon, it won't be all that expensive: the BMW ActiveE is going on lease this fall for $499 per month on a 24 month contract with $2,250 due at signing. Only 700 will be available, so competition for the cars will be fierce. The...

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    BMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle: New Details, Images

    The future is electric, and BMW knows it as well as anyone despite the fact that the only EVs put out by the company have thus far been limited-distribution, lease-only development cars. The ActiveE doesn't change that, but it's another step down the path to a full-production BMW EV. The ActiveE...

  • BMW ActiveE 1-Series Coupe spy shots
    Spy Shots: BMW ActiveE 1-Series Coupe

    These are the first spy shots of the internal control and power electronics of the BMW ActiveE 1-Series Coupe, due for limited leasing and field trials next summer. The markets for the initial roll-out have already been named. First shown as a concept at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, the ActiveE...

  • 2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

    The next stage of BMW’s electric vehicle rollout program is about to commence, with the automaker announcing today markets that will participate in the 1-Series ActiveE field trial when it begins next summer. Just as they have for the initial MINI E trial, the New York metro market and the Greater Los Angeles Area will again play key roles. In Southern California, the metropolitan market of San Diego will also be included. Other markets will include Northern California, the Greater San Francisco and Sacramento areas, Connecticut and Boston. A glimpse of the BMW ActiveE was first seen...

  • 2009 BMW Concept ActiveE
    BMW Concept ActiveE: 2010 Detroit Auto Show Preview

    BMW has released details of its ActiveE all-electric concept car, which is based on the 1-Series Coupe.

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