Posts Tagged: BMW i3

EVs finally starting to catch on in Germany, with Tesla in the lead

As Norway and the Netherlands have become EV capitals, Germany has lagged behind – according to conventional wisdom, because of resistance from the all-powerful German auto industry, combined with consumers’ love of high-speed, long-range driving on the autobahn. However, this picture is changing quickly. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, this year German sales could… Read more »

New i3s traction control system to be used in all future BMW and MINI models

BMW introduced the i3s, a more powerful and sportier version of the i3, last fall. For the new model, BMW not only increased the output of the motor, but also developed an innovative traction control system adapted specifically to the instantaneous power delivery of the company’s eDrive powertrain. Now BMW has announced that it will… Read more »

BMW to showcase 5 EVs at LA show

The BMW Group will present 5 EVs at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, including one new production vehicle, the BMW i3s. BMW recently reported that EVs and PHEVs now account for 5.5% of total sales in the US. By 2025, the company plans to offer 25 electrified models, 12 of them pure EVs. The… Read more »

BMW plans to offer 12 pure EVs by 2025

The BMW Group announced big plans for electrification at a recent event for journalists in Munich. “By 2025, we will offer 25 electrified vehicles – 12 will be fully electric,” said CEO Harald Krueger, adding that the company’s EVs will have ranges of up to 435 miles. The company plans to unveil a new four-door… Read more »

BMW introduces the sportier i3s

BMW has released details of its 2018 i3, as well as a new version, the i3s, which features a more powerful motor and a sportier suspension. Both will be shown at the upcoming International Motor Show in Frankfurt. BMW will announce pricing closer to the market launch date. BMW describes the new i3s as a… Read more »

BMW tops plug-in vehicle sales in Germany

BMW was the top seller of plug-in vehicles in Germany in the first half of 2017, with just under 5,000 units registered. The company says it captured about 20% of the market for “alternative drive” vehicles. The BMW has 8 electrified vehicles in the German market: five PHEVs sold under the BMW brand; the i3… Read more »

BMW putting the fear of Tesla into its employees

One of the most interesting questions in the automotive world right now: How seriously are the incumbents taking the threat from our favorite California startup? One answer might be found at a recent event near Munich, where an image of Elon Musk appeared on a screen as a narrator ominously intoned, “We’re in the midst… Read more »

BMW installs charging station at Thomas Edison home

BMW switched on a new charging station at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the site of Edison’s New Jersey laboratory and home, the symbolic first step of a project that will install up to 100 stations in national parks and nearby communities across the country. The project is a partnership that includes BMW, the National… Read more »

Next phase of BMW’s ChargeForward program pays drivers to use smart charging

In the first phase of BMW’s ChargeForward program, 100 Bay Area i3 owners received incentives to reduce charging usage during periods of high peak demand, in order to optimize the impact on the electrical grid. The next phase will explore the ability to optimize charging events both at home and at public chargers. BMW will… Read more »