Posts Tagged: BMW i3

BMW reportedly working on new i5 and i6 EVs

Industry observers already expect a new electric BMW, probably a small crossover EV called the i5, to appear sometime around late 2017. Now Automobile magazine has suggested that the 2018 model i5 will be followed by the i6, an electric sedan about the size of BMW’s best-selling 3 Series. Automobile says the i6 will be… Read more »

BMW and Nissan partner to deploy dual-standard public fast chargers

Good news for EV drivers: the dreaded war between the two major DC fast charging standards doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. At least two of the potential combatants are working amicably together. BMW and Nissan have teamed up to deploy a network of 120 public dual-standard DC charging locations across 19 states (pictured… Read more »

BMW and EVgo expand ChargeNow program with 500 CCS DC fast chargers

As part of its ChargeNow DC Fast program, BMW of North America is supporting EVgo’s installation of an additional 500 DC Fast Combo chargers. The first phase of ChargeNow DC Fast saw the installation of 100 EVgo DC fast charging stations throughout California, which BMW i3 owners can access for free with their ChargeNow cards…. Read more »

Karma announces supply agreement with BMW

Karma Automotive (formerly Fisker) has announced that BMW will supply a wide range of hybrid and EV components, including high-voltage battery charging systems, for Karma’s new vehicle that’s now in development. Karma will integrate BMW components into its flagship PHEV, which it plans to re-launch in 2016. The company says it already a next generation… Read more »

Slow sales for Tesla in Germany. Are more EV incentives on the way? (UPDATED)

Last month’s Frankfurt auto show was positively crackling with EV news, as Audi, BMW and Porsche presented concept EVs, Mitsubishi showed its 2016 Outlander PHEV, and several suppliers touted tech advances. However, the comparatively low-key presence of electric trendsetter Tesla – which was showing red, white and blue Model S but no Model X –… Read more »

BMW’s eDrive powers four new plug-in hybrid models

At the upcoming International Motor Show in Frankfurt, BMW will have four new plug-in hybrid models on display. All are based on the company’s eDrive technology, initially developed for the i3 and i8. The modular structure of the eDrive system is designed to make it easier to add an electrified powertrain to different vehicle models…. Read more »

Greenlots partners with BMW to install public chargers in Singapore

Since BMW’s i3 went on sale in the island nation of Singapore in July 2014, the Bavarian automaker has been investing in charging infrastructure. In partnership with charging network operator Greenlots and CapitaLand, a major Asian real estate developer, BMW installed public charging stations at five strategic locations in Singapore’s Central Business District. Now the… Read more »