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BMW i3 Is A Perfect Out-Of-Town EV, Smoothly Flowing Through Mountain Roads — BMW i3 vs. The Mountain (Video)

October 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Model 3 is the standout, Zen-of-zero-emissions electric vehicle that is meeting peoples hopes and wishes straight on. Even though I don't have a Model 3, I'd agree with anyone singing Model 3 praises. I have ridden in one many times, and I've previously written about the expansive back seat experience in a Tesla Shuttle. The praise the Model 3 gets is well deserved


Saying Goodbye To The BMW i3 — Things We Loved, Things We Didn’t

August 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Last June, when my family and I moved to Florida from Poland, we couldn't afford the Tesla Model 3. Well, I could afford it as far as my calculations went, and it seemed to me that it made the most financial sense, especially with the $7500 tax credit still available, but I couldn't get a loan for the amount needed for some reason. I've long loved the BMW i3 (I think it was the first electric car I drove, which made it extra special), and you could find wicked deals on used i3s because they had depreciated so much. So, I got one of my dream cars


Comparing GenZe Electric Bicycle & BMW i3 — Seriously

May 5th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Of the three e-bicycles I have been traveling on, the GenZe offers the most in terms of exercise. Even on the full electric assist, I find myself pumping and circulating my blood more than with the others. I love all of them for their electric assist, but one of the reasons I prefer to bicycle is for exercise. I was getting too complacent and lacking that exercise, so I felt that along with preventing emissions, I could save my body and brain from more rapid degeneration


BMW i3S — The BMW Version of the i3?

October 21st, 2018 | by Jose Pontes

I has really happy to get the opportunity to try out the new i3S on my recent trip to the US (many thanks, BMW USA!), as it would give me an opportunity to compare it to the standard i3 I had last year. That was the most fun I ever had with an EV (until this year, that is)


BMW i3 vs Chevy Bolt vs Nissan LEAF (Comparison Review)

July 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently test drove the Chevy Bolt (at last!) and also spent some time driving a 2015 Nissan LEAF again (due to our i3 being in service). The differences were striking, and I have to say that the Bolt was a letdown — compared to the electric cars I'm used to


BMW i3 Joins CleanTechnica

June 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

In addition to our long-term Nissan LEAF and long-term Tesla Model S reviews, we're now adding a BMW i3 REx to the CleanTechnica stable


One-Year BMW i3 Review — So Close To Perfection, But A Few Things Baffle Me

January 6th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

My first year with the first generation BMW i3 has left me somewhat baffled. It is perhaps the quickest car within city limits, ever. And on the twisty roads in the countryside, it will make you weary and speed blind at times. It will work those corners so hard, you will need to catch your breath after a while. The i3 is agile like nothing I have ever driven before. But something doesn't add up


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)


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


BMW i3 Owner Review (Video)

January 4th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

Originally published on EV Obsession. BMW BLOG is what it sounds like — a blog all about BMW. Apparently, it [&hellip


Nissan LEAF vs Chevy Volt vs BMW i3

October 31st, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

Aside from the amazing Tesla Model S 70D, Cadillac ELR, BMW i8, and Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid — four high-priced [&hellip


Review: BMW i3 (+ VIDEOS)

November 24th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

Originally published on EV Obsession. So, I got the opportunity to test drive the BMW i3 one week ago in [&hellip



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