Posts by Mark Kane

BMW Sold Over 9,400 Plug-Ins In October, Up 60%

In October, the BMW Group wasn’t able to repeat its best-ever, 5-digit September result, but it still did fairly well nonetheless. In total, 9,405 plug-in BMW i Series, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electrics were sold. That works out to a gain of 60.3% year-over-year, and also enabled the company to hit plug-in share of…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 14

New 2018 Nissan LEAF Wins First International Award From CES

The new 2018 Nissan LEAF has won its first international award – the CES Best of Innovation award winner for Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology by the Consumer Technology Association…quite a mouthful. As it turns out, jurors appreciated the ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal (single-pedal driving for most of the time) functionality of…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 18

Nissan LEAF Named Most Reliable Car In Survey

A new automotive survey has declared the Nissan LEAF the most reliable car on the road – at least for New Zealand anyway.  A result which isn’t terribly surprising ,given there is no combustion engine or gearbox to clutter things up, and also a limited number of volume EV offerings in…

6 days ago by Mark Kane 25

Ford C-Max Energi Production Comes To An End

Dan Jones, Ford’s North America Car Communications Manager, has revealed that the C-Max Energi production has ended, while the C-Max hybrid will live on into mid-2018. Of note:  We did a little further digging, and Ford is planning for regular C-Max production through early May of 2018. The C-Max series…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 26

BMW Will Present 5 Electric Models At LA Auto Show

BMW has announced that it will present five all-electric vehicles including one “World Premiere” vehicle from the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show which begins at the end of this month (at least to the press…public days begin December 1st). In total, the BMW Group intends to have 25 electrified models by 2025,…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 13