BMW i3 News

By Eric Loveday ·
July 11, 2012

BMW i3 Could Carry Price Tag of $44,000-Plus

Roughly equivalent in size to the current Mini Cooper, the electric 2014 BMW i3 will reportedly cost upwards of $44,000.

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By Eric Loveday ·
June 26, 2012

BMW Ready to Delay Launch of i3 and i8

BMW may have overestimated the popularity of plug-in vehicles and now believes that the "external catalysts" that it was relying on for a successful launch of both the i3 and i8 have "failed to materialize."

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By Laurent J. Masson ·
June 13, 2012

To German Automakers, Electric Car Is Slow Growth Market

Last week, we learned that Audi is cancelling two EVs. Now, BMW is reviewing its electric car plans. The project is safe though. Both the i3 and the i8 will enter production, and BMW knows it would be a PR nightmare to cancel one or the other. But it's impossible to ignore the poor sales of the Nissan LEA

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By Tom Moloughney ·
November 09, 2011

BMW Holds Electric Car Sneak Preview in NYC

BMW had what they called a “Special Sneak Peak Event” today at Center 548 gallery today in New York City. It was the first time BMW showed the i3 and i8 in North America. While the cars will make their first official public appearance later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, this event gave the press an early look.

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By Tom Moloughney ·
October 14, 2011

First Drive: BMW ActiveE Electric Coupe

This week, I participated in the BMW ActiveE press event at BMW headquarters in Munich. It was the first time anyone outside BMW drove the second electric car produced out of project i—and the final test vehicle before BMW offers its first electric car, the 2013 BMW i3. The ActiveE has a new feature, which as far as I know no other EV has. It’s called “glide mode.” I really didn’t have much time to test it out because most of the time I was on the autobahn, I wasn’t thinking about coasting.

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By Nick Chambers ·
August 02, 2011

The Top 11 Discoveries From the BMW i3 and i8 Unveils

The BMW i subbrand represents a paradigm shift of everything from how cars are built, to what materials they use, to what kinds of impacts their construction has on the environment, to what kinds of tools they offer drivers. After the attending the unveiling of the first two i cars--the i3 and i8--in Germany last week, 11 discoveries rose to the surface.

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By Tom Moloughney ·
July 29, 2011

BMW i3 Concept Revealed

BMW held a press conference today and officially unveiled their concept i3 and i8 cars. It was great to see them finally show the world something other than a vague rendering. However knowing BMW, they play their cards close to the vest.

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