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Canada Plug-In Electric Car Sales January 2016

It’s time once again to take a look at plug-in electric vehicle sales in Canada. Less and less automakers report plug-in electric car sales in Canada now, so the list of vehicles below has dwindled down significantly to just a few of the major models. The Chevrolet Volt, after selling…

19 hours ago by Eric Loveday 9

Opening of the new BMW Brilliance engine plant and foundry in Shenyang with Oliver Zipse, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Production; Olaf Kastner, President and CEO of BMW Group Region China; Yumin Qi, Chief Executive Officer of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.; Xiaoan Wu, Chairman of BBA; Dr. Anton Heiss, President of BBA; Ilka Horstmeier, Senior Vice President of Production: Engines and Electric Drive Systems; Ralf Hattler, Head of Purchasing and Supplier Network, Drive Trains; as well as representatives of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. and the local government

BMW Brilliance Announces Future Battery Production Plans

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) – the Chinese JV between BMW and Brilliance – announced the opening of a new engine plant with a light metal foundry in Shenyang. “The new location will produce the latest generation of the BMW TwinPower Turbo three and four-cylinder petrol engines and forms part of…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 7

Supermodel Laps Formula E Track In BMW i3

Supermodel Laps Formula E Track In BMW i3 – Video

Formula E recently put a supermodel behind the wheel of a BMW i3. On the track! This was a risky endeavor to attract attention, but thankfully it ended well. “Brazilian supermodel, actress and Victoria’s Secret icon Alessandra Ambrosio took to the Punta del Este race circuit in a BMW i3…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 20

BMW i5 Rendering

BMW i5 Rendering Shows Svelte Crossover

RM Car Design has released a new set of renderings that show the BMW i5 as a svelte crossover. In this form, we think the i5 is actually rather striking. BMWBLOG points out the following: “The renderings shown here show a crossover-like design with a sloping roofline, raise driving height, i8-like…

5 days ago by Eric Loveday 21

BMW i8 in the snow

BMW i8 In the Snow – Video

The BMW i8 is an unusual choice for winter driving. One of the owners began to explore the i8’s snow capabilities and released this first video. There probably will be more vidoes uploaded later, as the first one doesn’t have too much action. Anyways, it’s bizarre that you must use…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 1

Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

January 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

While 2015 overall was a bit of disappointment when it came to plug-in sales in the United States, it was not surprising. We had expressed heading into 2015 that extraordinary market forces would be working to hold sales at bay for most of the calendar year…that is, until the tides changed in…

7 days ago by Jay Cole 37

BMW i8 After The Wreck

Two Survive Horrific Crash In BMW i8

Somehow, both the driver and passenger survived this horrific wreck. The passenger was able to exit the vehicle under his own power with no injuries and required no treatment. The driver fared a bit worse, suffering from a concussion and two compression fractures, but given the severity of the wreck,…

1 week ago by Eric Loveday 19