Posts Tagged bmw

BMW Claims New, Radical Battery Technology Coming … In 2026

BMW expects that around 2026 it will be able to introduce radically improved batteries – of the solid-state variety, which differ from the conventional lithium-ion cells of today by having solid electrolyte in place of liquid electrolytes. There is still apparently some 10 more years needed to finish research and test…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 38

Facelifted BMW i8 Coming In Spring 2018

According to our friends over at BMWBLOG, a new, refreshed BMW i8 will be shown sometime before the end of 2017 before going on sale in Spring 2018. BMWBLOG cites “our sources,” but doesn’t state how the sources are connected to BMW. However, the site is often right when it…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 6

Sportier BMW i3 S To Go On Sale Next Year

BMWBLOG is reporting, via internal sources, that next year the German automaker will launch a sportier version of the BMW i3. This sporty variant will likely be called the BMW i3 S. As BMWBLOG explains: “An independent source told BMWBLOG that the i3 S will be shown before the end…

4 days ago by Eric Loveday 35

BMW Announces Two Special-Edition i8s For 2017

BMW has announced some of its new offerings for the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in March. And while there was no specific info about what to expect when it comes to new plug-in models to expect, the German company did say it will show off a special-edition of the…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 2

Tesla Coming To Dubai, UAE Soon

Awhile back, Elon Musk responded to a Twitter post asking when Tesla would appear in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), of which Dubai is the most nationally recognized and populous cities. Currently the nearest Tesla Superchargers are several hundred miles away, in Jordan. This has not stopped UAE citizens from…

3 weeks ago by Steven Loveday 3

BMW ChargeNow EVgo Expansion Underway In U.S.

BMW continues to make news with regards to electric vehicle infrastructure and customer charging programs. Coming off yesterday’s Nissan partnership news, today BMW has announced the expansion of their ChargeNow by EVgo program. The ChargeNow by EVgo program was initiated by BMW in November of 2015, and was active in…

4 weeks ago by Tom Moloughney 10

BMW i3 vs Chevrolet Bolt EV vs Renault ZOE Compared

World Auto Evolution released an interesting statistics-only comparison of three electric cars, the Renault ZOE, BMW i3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV – each pitted against the other. The first comparison is for the European market specifially: the Renault ZOE vs BMW i3.  Both models were deemed winners (ZOE for the mass market, i3…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 18

BMW Sold Over 62,000 EVs in 2016, Target For 2017 Is 100,000

BMW sold about 7,000 plug-in electric cars in December, as the complete tally for the year finished with just over 62,000 sales being made. Given that total worldwide BMW sales in 2016 amounted to 2,003,359 light vehicles sold, the plug-in market share stood at an impressive 3.1% globally. With seven plug-in models, and two…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 39