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Tesla Flashbacks, Take 5

January 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently had some fun digging up old Tesla news, putting it in the context of the company up to today can make it fascinating. I've also elaborated on 11 years of hyped up FUD about Tesla and claims of its eminent demise for the past decade, as well as 8 "impossible" goals the company has achieved. I forgot, though, that a reader sent along a list of his own back in October. It's a great list as well, so I'm writing about it here for another round of "Tesla Flashbacks."


BMW Opens iX3 Reservations In Norway In Advance Of 2020 Start Of Production

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

BMW is now officially taking reservations for its fully electric iX3 in Norway for buyers willing to drop a 15,000 Norwegian krone (€1,550 or $1,800) deposit. The fully refundable deposit locks in a spot in line for the highly anticipated fully electric sport utility vehicle when it moves into production in


BMW Electric Car Sales % Is Impressive. So What Is The Company Doing About It?

July 12th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

BMW stunned the world in 2009 with its Vision Efficient Dynamics. We couldn't get enough of the shapes, the lines, the numbers, the possibilities. What resulted, the i3 and i8, have helped take the company to a new electric vehicle US sales number — those two cars plus other plug-in models account for 7%. Surely, BMW must be paying attention


BMW Jumps Into Wireless EV Charging — For Real

June 6th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Charging an electric vehicle (EV) should be as convenient as refueling a gasoline car, if not better. While many carmakers try to find the best solutions, the simplest option is often overlooked. If you don't have to plug in to charge, you never even have to realize that you are doing so. Wireless charging is a great out of sight, out of mind solution to keep your EV humming along. It has long been a bit of a distant option, but BMW is now offering it for new plug-in models


BMW Electrified Vehicle Sales Top 50,000 (2017 Sales Through July)

August 12th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

With a fairly broad "green" array — eclectic blend of attractive electrified vehicles — the BMW Group is apparently the world’s 3rd biggest plug-in car manufacturer. With the best ever July for BMW Group, the company's total plug-in car sales through July surpassed 50,000. "Year-to-date electrified sales increase 74.8% to 50,711," a press release from the Bavarian auto manufacturer stated


24 Hours With The New, Longer Range 2017 BMW i3 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

July 20th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

This review summarizes my early learnings in my first day with the new longer range BMW i3. A comprehensive review will follow, but I have found that some of the most important and impactful learnings about a vehicle arise very early on in vehicle use, as that is generally the time in which prospective buyers will make their decisions. My comments include the background of time I've spent with the vast majority of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles available in the United States (including owning at various times the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, and Mercedes B250e)


BMW i Batteries Jump Into Boats

July 8th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Love that smooth, quiet, clean drive of the BMW i3? Now, electric mobility via those BMW i batteries has hti the sea as well as the land — these batteries are not only in electric cars, but also motor boats, sailing yachts, and commercial marine applications such as water taxis


Electric Car Road Trip — Zoomin’ In The USA (Part 2 of 3)

May 27th, 2017 | by Jose Pontes

After switching cars in the morning, leaving the Nissan Leaf and picking up the blue BMW i3 REx, we prepared for the trip to Connecticut. As there would be more than one car travelling, the smaller i3 would be the cargo van, so we filled it with three suitcases and other smaller bags


Has BMW Killed The i5 EV Project? Rumors Abound

May 26th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Rumors are now going around that BMW has killed off the i5 electric vehicle project. These rumors seem to have originated with "unnamed sources" at BMW, according to BMWBlog, so who knows if they are actually true or not at this point


BMW i3 & i8 “With An Attitude” Via West Coast Customs … Coming To SEMA

May 25th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Teaming up with the i division of BMW, West Coast Customs — known for thinking outside the box — had some fun with a BMW i3 for this year's SEMA trade show. The BMW i3's styling is already unique, but if you want even more out-of-the-box electric car styling, have a look. BMW actually gave West Coast Customs a few BMW i3s and a BMW i


Europe’s Best-Selling Electric Car = Renault Zoe

February 3rd, 2017 | by Jose Pontes

The European EV market had approximately 30,000 registrations last month, down 11% over the same month last year. This sales slip, however, had to do with the incentives-derived sales rush of the last quarter of


BMW i3 = #1 In Europe In November, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV = #1 Jan–Nov 2016

December 30th, 2016 | by Jose Pontes

The European EV market had more than 18,500 registrations last month, 5% down over the same month last year. This sales slip has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015 in some major EV markets, so expect this trend to continue through December. Last month, the top spots remained more or less like in October


BMW And ReachNow To Offer i3s As Building Amenity In NYC

December 18th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

BMW has long said that BMW i wasn't created exclusively for developing and manufacturing their plug in electric vehicles; that it would also be devoted to developing sustainable mobility solutions as well


BMW Charging Innovation Prioritizes Solar-Powered Charging (Or Cheap Charging)

December 5th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

BMW has announced a new Digital Charging Service that helps an electric car work more closely with an energy provider. The company says DCS is more predictive, convenient, and cost effective. The system makes BMW the first manufacturer to offer its electric car customers a system that "intelligently" incorporates charging into everyday life and at the same time helps to considerably reduce charging costs and/or optimize solar-powered charging. The service will be offered first in Germany and the Netherlands starting in early 2017 and will expand to other countries at a later date


BMW = New Top Dog In European Electric Car Sales

November 27th, 2016 | by Jose Pontes

The European electric car market had more than 17,000 registrations last month, 1% down compared to October 2015. This sales slip surely has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015, so expect this trend to continue throughout the end of this year. In October, we saw a balanced ranking in the top spots



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