December 3rd, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai
BMW South Africa has been really good at promoting electric vehicles (EVs) in South Africa. Since 2015, when they brought in the first-generation BMW i3 with a 60 Ah battery, they have consistently updated the i3 offering and added new versions of the i
October 3rd, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
France, the second largest auto market in Europe, and 8th in the world, saw 10.6% plugin electric vehicle market share in September. This is almost 4× growth from the same period in 2019 (2.8% share). Cumulative plugin share for 2020 now stands at 9.5% and may reach 10% by year's end
July 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
The MINI Electric has been produced at MINI's Oxford plant for the past year, and the factory just produced its 11,000th MINI Electric.
If only 007 would drive one of these in a coming James Bond film — then MINI could perhaps produce and sell 11,000 a quarter instead of 11,000 a year!
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