BMW i

  • 2014 BMW i3

    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 electric-highway projects, mostly on the West Coast). And for vehicles like the all-electric version of the 2014 BMW i3, which use the new SAE Combo 1 connector rather than the more common CHAdeMO standard, you're more likely to be simply out of luck. That might change soon however, as BMW will soon be offering a 24-kW DC fast charging unit, in conjunction with supplier Bosch, that costs just $6,548. The system, which is smaller and...

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    BMW Announces New i Eco Concept For 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

    The first vehicles from BMW’s new i division for sustainability and future mobility, the i3 electric hatch and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, are nearing the end of their development phase and will be launched on the market in 2013 and 2014, respectively. However, BMW shows no signs of slowing...

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    Fan Of The BMW i8 Concept? Catch It In New York, This November

    As production edges ever closer for BMW's i3 and i8 electric vehicles, examples of each are touring the globe and letting fans get a closer look. The BMW i 'Born Electric' Tour kicked off in Rome back in June, and is set to make a stop in New York City from November 13-18. The tour lets members of...

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    BMW Unveils C evolution Electric Scooter Prototype

    BMW is giving us a preview of yet another vehicle it plans to launch under its i sub-brand for environmentally friendly modes of transportation, this time in the form of the latest C evolution electric scooter prototype. Developed together with the automaker’s two-wheel division, BMW...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car at a charge point
    BMW Invests In ChargePoint Electric Car Charging Service

    BMW is reaffirming its commitment to electric cars with the announcement today that its investment arm for future mobility and related green technologies, the New York based BMW i Ventures, is investing in Coulomb Technologies. Coulomb Technologies is the company behind the ChargePoint service, a...

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    BMW i Born Electric Tour Gets Underway, First Stop Rome

    The first cars from BMW’s new i sub-brand are set to go on sale next year and in the lead up to their arrival BMW will be sending concept versions on a world tour to help further build awareness of the eco-friendly brand. The new tour is the BMW i Born Electric Tour, which has just kicked off...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car production line, Leipzig, Germany

    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 arrays to help power the factory, and now BMW has announced plans to build four wind turbines at its Leipzig factory in Germany. The new wind turbines are expected to be in use by 2013 and will generate the electricity to help produce 740 BMWs per day. The factory already produces some of BMW's...

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    BMW Confirms Appointment Of Key Chevrolet Volt Engineer Frank Weber

    BMW has confirmed it’s poached GM’s former head of product planning, Frank Weber, to fill the role of head of vehicle architecture and integration at the luxury automaker. Weber, a key engineer in the development of the Chevrolet Volt and its Voltec range-extending electric drive...

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