June 17th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes
With the overall French market slowly returning to normal (last month it was down just 50%), plugin vehicle sales are also returning to form, with registrations up a splendid 77% year over year in May, to 7,167 units
May 19th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes
While the overall French market ground to a halt due to the coronavirus lockdown (-89% year over year), plugins were down just 66%, with fully electric vehicles (BEVs) faring slightly better, down only -62%. That allowed BEVs to have 74% of the plugin market last month, slightly better than this year's average of 73%
April 15th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes
With the overall French market crumbling (-72% year over year!) due to the coronavirus lockdown, and the country returning to registrations levels (62,668 units) not seen in the past 50 years, one would think that plug-ins would suffer too, right? The answer to that is "yes" and "no."
April 6th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
March 2020 saw UK market share of plug-in electric vehicles reach a record 7.3%, close to 4× the result from March 2019. A huge 4718 unit push from the Tesla Model 3 contributed almost half of all battery electric vehicle sales, and entered it into the overall top 10 best sellers list
February 2nd, 2020 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Ah! To zip through Miami's city streets in a little electric sports car, a
December 14th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
They explained that Mini was started as a reaction to the Suez Canal Crisis in the late 1950s, as a small affordable car that got good gas mileage. Later, they found they were fun to drive and the company enhanced them for racing. I know them for the extreme customization offered
December 9th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
High-level representatives of the local Chinese government, Great Wall Motor, and the BMW Group announced a new joint venture, Spotlight Automotive Limited, on November 29, 2019. The partners congregated earlier in Germany to initiate the collaboration
October 28th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The all electric MINI Cooper SE will be in US showrooms in March starting at $29,900. Driving fun with zero emissions awaits.
July 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The MINI is an icon of British culture. For its 60th anniversary, the brand is announcing a MINI Electric. Thankfully, [&hellip
April 13th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The electric MINI is coming in 2020. MINI USA wanted to know what American consumers think about electric cars, so it commissioned a survey. The answer is, not much.
January 13th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
For those who follow the fully electric car market, 2016 was exciting. GM introduced the Chevy Bolt a full year ahead of Tesla's Model 3. It was the first long-range affordable electric car in the United States. For many reasons, we did not really see it in most of Europe
March 9th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
BMW told the press in Geneva this week that an i4 sedan based on the 4 Series GT will go on sale by 2020, with a larger i5 sedan following a year later.
August 30th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
Don't get me wrong, it's great to see another electric model sort of announced, but it's also a bit tiring to see that it's again a super unrealistic concept and the production version won't even be unveiled for another 2 years. What's the point? Honestly, that's not a rhetorical question — what is the point of fluffy press releases and unrealistic images and designs so far out
July 26th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
BMW Group has been one of the early leaders in 21st century electrification. In general, BMW seems serious about the transition to electric cars, and it produces a high-quality EV (BMW i3) as well as several plug-in hybrids. The BMW Group holds electrification as one of the central pillars of the Group's corporate strategy. As part of that, it just announced a new battery-electric MINI, a variant of the brand's core 3-door hatch model
October 3rd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Originally published on Gas2. Just a few short weeks ago, we reported that senior executives at BMW would skip the [&hellip