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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


Sunshine State To Appalachia In 2015 BMW i3 REx — Day 0 To Day 2

September 25th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Although day one of BMW i3's long-distance journey to Appalachia from the Gulf Coast of Florida was documented a bit in an earlier post, I will backtrack a moment to day zero. I don't have a lot of range in this small electric car. It does have a small gas tank in time of low range to get you to the next charging station, but planning is certainly needed. I had mapped out my route on a MacBook Air, but the computer's mood (or light) dropped the morning I was to leave the Sunshine State. The screen was black even though it seemed the Mac was running. I took off anyway — with my phone to guide me and the electric car from charging station to charging station


2015 BMW i3 REx Goes Long Distance To Find The Heart Of America — Florida To The Appalachians, Day 1

September 21st, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

To begin, I want to thank my personal patron saint of long-distance small-EV travel, Zachary Shahan. He plotted my trip for me from charger to charger since my MacBook Air took a hiatus and blacked out on me the morning I left the Sunshine State for the Appalachians in a small 2015 BMW i3 REx. My travel log lost, Zach kept me abreast of each charging location on my phone, and updated them as the trip went along and plans changed. I also found some extra stations with the navigation on the dash of the i


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


Cost of Driving a BMW i3 REx for 9 Months in Florida: $2.26

August 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We recently returned to Florida after 4½ months in Poland. I was planning to write an article about our insanely low fuel costs driving an electric car before we left Florida in mid-March. That didn't happen. I then decided to at least write the article before returning to Florida. That didn't happen. Long story short: below is finally the article I was planning to write about our fuel costs after ~9 months driving an electric car in Southwest Florida


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


The Damage Fake Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Do

March 18th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The search for cleaner and more efficient transportation has resulted in a multitude of solutions. Ways to make the internal combustion engine powertrain more efficient, replacing the fuel with alternate fuels like LPG and LNG, synthetic fuels to mix with the fossil fuels, and, ultimately, replacing the internal combustion engine (ICE) completely are all options on the table


Most Energy Efficient Cars For Sale In USA

January 7th, 2018 | by James Ayre

As just noted in the first part of this two-part series, we decided to take a look at the most fuel efficient (i.e., gas efficient) cars on the market in the US (that article) and then take a look at the most energy efficient cars in the USA (this article). There are both similarities and differences that stood out after doing so, but there's basically one key take-home point. We also came away with some automotive suggestions for buyers with different needs. Without further to do, let's jump in


All-Electric Vehicles For Sale In USA (2017 & 2018 Model Years)

January 7th, 2018 | by James Ayre

With the intent being to educate those in the USA who are now in the market for an all-electric vehicle, I'm going to provide an overview here of the widely available and mass produced options out there. There's more on the market than the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Bolt, and BMW i3 ... but not a lot more


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


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



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