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Updated BMW i3 stand a chance against the Tesla Model 3?

When Elon Musk revealed his latest electric car, the Tesla Model 3, it drew so much attention and demand that it had 400,000 reservations before Musk …

Fast lane: Longer range for BMW i3

<b>Longer range for BMW i3</b><p>BMW has nearly doubled the range of its i3 electric car to 313km.<p>The car's new batteries have not changed in size, but they …

Another take on the updated 2017 BMW i3

The worst kept secret of the BMW i3 is officially no longer a “secret.” BMW has formally announced that the 2017 i3 will have a new, longer range …

2017 BMW i3: The new normal for EVs is 100-plus miles range. If not 200. - ExtremeTech

By on May 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When the revised, 2017 BMW i3 electric …

Introducing the new 2017 BMW i3. Official Launch Video.

2017 BMW i3: Now with More Electric Range

A longer-range model is available . . . and it comes in blue!<p>The 2017 model year could be the year that electric cars—of the mainstream, non-Tesla variety—make triple-digit range the norm, not the exception. The Ford Focus Electric will be a 100-mile car come this fall, the Nissan Leaf became a …

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2017 BMW i3 set for big boost in range with new battery

Just like the iPhone, the BMW i3 seems destined to receive incremental upgrades every couple of years. The smallest and most electric offering from …

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BMW i3 REx | Fully Charged

BMW i3 wasn't German maker's first innovative electric car

No question exists over whether the BMW i3 is a remarkable and innovative car.<p>From its carbon fiber-reinforced plastic body shell to its electric …

2017 BMW i3 Getting 50% Range Boost

<b>Published on</b> April 29th, 2016 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>27<p>April 29th, 2016 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>It has long been assumed the BMW i3 would get a big range boost …

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2016 BMW i3 Quick Review

<i>Welcome to</i> Critic's Notebook<i>, a quick and off-the-cuff collection of impressions, jottings, and marginalia on whatever</i> The Drive <i>writers happen to be</i> …

Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius

By now you’ve hopefully read part one of this economy comparison test, where we set out for 100 kilometres of urban driving.<p>The aim of part one was …

2017 BMW i3 Gets 50% Range Increase, Arrives In July

BMW UK sent out two special mailers to interested BMW i3 consumers and current owners confirming that the 2017 BMW i3 will get a 50 percent range …

BMW i3 Takes Two Prizes in AAA 2016 Green Car of the Year Awards

The BMW i3 electric vehicle won two categories in the American Automobile Association (AAA) 2016 Green Car of the Year Awards. It won for the Best …

Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius

With fuel prices hitting decade lows in recent times, there has arguably never been a <i>worse</i> time to buy an economy-focused car.<p>But that doesn’t mean …

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Has BMW Given Up on Trying to Challenge Tesla Motors?

Several key leaders of BMW's electric-car team have left for a Chinese startup. Has BMW lost -- or given up -- its chance to challenge Tesla</b> …

Public Meeting in Moses Lake: Highway Corridor EV Charging Infrastructure

BMW i8 Designer, Other Key Execs Join Unknown Chinese Electric Car Startup

The core of BMW's i division has taken jobs with Chinese-based Future Mobility Corp.<p>Benoit Jacob's name is attached to one of the most striking car designs you can buy today, the paradigm-shifting BMW i8. But recent reports suggest that Jacob and two of his BMW i division colleagues are jumping …

BMW Loses Core Development Team of Its i3 and i8 Electric Vehicle Line

Key executives defect to Future Mobility Corp, a Chinese startup backed by Tencent Holdings<p>BERLIN—BMW AG has lost the core development team of its i3 and i8 electric vehicle line to Future Mobility Corp, a Chinese startup backed by Tencent Holdings, as the German premium brand struggles to come up …

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BMW i3, i8 sales down 23 percent; 'i' execs poached by China?

A forthcoming update to the i3 could help reinvigorate demand.<p>Demand for BMW's i-Series EVs and hybrids appears to have waned in the first quarter of …

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Can BMW Fend Off The Charge of the Tesla Model 3? - PART 1

We’ve all seen upcoming products being described with buzzwords like “revolutionary” and “disruptive” that later translate into something much less …