BMW introducing “ecological geofencing” for it’s hybrid vehicles, automatically switching from fuel-burning to electric motor when it enters urban and environmental sensitive zones

Available in 80 European cities. eeNews Automotive » In various plug-in hybrid models from BMW, drivers now can preset so-called “e-drive zones”. When the car enters such an inner-city low emission zone, it automatically switches from combustion to electric mode. For this purpose, the vehicles use geofencing technology via GPS, in which an area is … Continue reading BMW introducing “ecological geofencing” for it’s hybrid vehicles, automatically switching from fuel-burning to electric motor when it enters urban and environmental sensitive zones

By the end of 2021, BMW will be offering five all-electric EVs. By the end of 2023, they may have a new BMW 7 Series, with an all-electric option

The BMW Group reports it is living up to its commitment to reduce CO2 levels for its European new car registrations. They also report they are increasing their number of all-electric and plug-in hybrid drivetrains. Oliver Zipse, chairman of the board, confirmed that the flagship Series 7 sedan will be offered as an all-electric model. … Continue reading By the end of 2021, BMW will be offering five all-electric EVs. By the end of 2023, they may have a new BMW 7 Series, with an all-electric option

BMW Group to offer five ‘all-electric’ models by end of 2021, 25 ‘electrified’ models by 2023

The BMW Group includes BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce. From BMW Group’s fourth-quarter results statement » By the end of 2021, the company intends to have more than one million vehicles with all-electric or plug-in hybrid drivetrains on the roads. At that stage, the BMW Group will offer five all-electric series production vehicles. Alongside the BMW … Continue reading BMW Group to offer five ‘all-electric’ models by end of 2021, 25 ‘electrified’ models by 2023

BMW will end production of the successful i8 sports car after a six-year production run

Autoblog » The i8 started life as a wildly futuristic gasoline-electric concept introduced at the 2011 edition of the Frankfurt auto show. At the time, Autoblog described it as “a hybrid enthusiasts can get behind.” BMW hinted the design study could make the leap from the show floor to the showroom floor, so the production … Continue reading BMW will end production of the successful i8 sports car after a six-year production run

Lack of demand in U.S. shelves the introduction of the BMW iX3 crossover EV

Urvaksh Karkaria, Automotive News » BMW, like its German rival Mercedes-Benz, is grappling with the realization that the world’s second-largest auto market remains half-hearted in its embrace of electric vehicles. Despite their proclamations of interest in battery-powered vehicles, few automakers other than Tesla have made much traction in the U.S. market with EVs. Complicating their … Continue reading Lack of demand in U.S. shelves the introduction of the BMW iX3 crossover EV

BMW shows off its new luxury Concept i4 electric sedan, with production expected for 2021

In an era where cars are looking more and more the same, this is different. It’s bold. It stands apart. It makes a statement. Some will not appreciate the design of the large front grille, but no one will mistake the i4 for a Tesla. The four-door sedan is claimed to produce as much as … Continue reading BMW shows off its new luxury Concept i4 electric sedan, with production expected for 2021

The Norwegian Automobile Federation conducted a winter test of 20 EVs and concluded they have a range loss of close to 20 percent in winter conditions and charge slower

Norwegian Automobile Federation » The Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) has tested the range and charge time of popular electric vehicles in winter conditions. 20 vehicles were driven until they stopped completely and shut down, to measure their real world range. EVs don’t suddenly shut down when they run out of power. Drivers are given several … Continue reading The Norwegian Automobile Federation conducted a winter test of 20 EVs and concluded they have a range loss of close to 20 percent in winter conditions and charge slower

Mercedes-Benz is adding new plug-in hybrids across their lineup as they step up their efforts to help reduce CO2 emissions and meet stringent EU targets

Mercedes is expanding its low-emission plug-in hybrids with its compact CLA coupe, CLA Shooting Brake station wagon, and GLA SUV Mercedes-Benz News Release » Mercedes‑Benz Cars is continually increasing its range of plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label. With the CLA 250 e Coupé (combined fuel consumption 1.5-1.4 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 35-31 … Continue reading Mercedes-Benz is adding new plug-in hybrids across their lineup as they step up their efforts to help reduce CO2 emissions and meet stringent EU targets

The Mini E » Could this be the hot little electric hatchback everyone has been waiting for?

BMW took a 3-door Mini Cooper, and dropped an electric drive and batteries in it. It saves on the development costs. It’s a well loved and proven design. It doesn’t scream that it’s an electric car. It has decent range and decent performance. And, at least in the UK, it can be purchased for less … Continue reading The Mini E » Could this be the hot little electric hatchback everyone has been waiting for?