Tesla pioneered the idea of harnessing solar power to create an incentive to lure potential customers to its cars. Late last year the Californian startup opened the first of a series of ‘fueling’ stations where owners of its Model S could drive in and charge their batteries to approximately half their charge, for no cost whatsoever. Now BMW, which later this year will launch its first of a new range of electric cars, is announcing a similar concept. Rather than establish its own solar-powered charging stations, BMW will offer owners of its new i range of electric cars an elegant...
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...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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...Antony Ingram
BMW To Start Selling Cars Online: Report
BMW will be embarking on a bold new method of selling cars with the launch of its electrified i3 city car and i8 sports car next year, the first models from the automaker’s new i sub-brand for environmentally friendly vehicles. BMW will reportedly offer the cars to customers online, as well...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Move Aside LED Lighting Tech, BMW Is Firing Up The Lasers
Sometimes the pace of development in the automotive segment has echos of Moore's Law, the trend for power in the computing world to double every two years. No sooner have manufacturers such as Audi started ditching halogen and HID lighting for intelligent and ultra-bright LED light clusters in some...Antony Ingram
We can finally confirm that the production version of 2009’s BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, set to go on sale in October of 2013, will go by the name ‘i8’ and head a range of new eco-focused vehicles from BMW. BMW yesterday announced its new ‘i’ sub-brand focused on developing sustainable mobility solutions has been launched. Thus far, only two models have been announced, the i8 supercar and the enigmatic Megacity Vehicle, which will be called the i3 in production trim. Eventually, however, there's expected to be an entire range of vehicles spanning...