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BMW Previews Wireless Charging for i3 and i8

Just a few days ago it emerged that the next-generation Audi R8 e-tron could utilise wireless charging. Now BMW has confirmed that it is working on wireless or inductive charging for the i3 and i8 as well as future plug-in models.

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Just a few days ago it emerged that the next-generation Audi R8 e-tron could utilise wireless charging. Now BMW has confirmed that it is working on wireless or inductive charging for the i3 and i8 as well as future plug-in models.

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BMW i3 and i8 to get wireless charging

The German based automaker BMW is planning to offer wireless charging for the i3 and i8 in the future.

Wireless charging technology has taken by surprise gadgets enthusiasts and now it’s getting ready to be offered in the automotive industry too as BMW is currently working on the development of such a system. The current models which will be benefiting from this technology include the i3 More

The German based automaker BMW is planning to offer wireless charging for the i3 and i8 in the future.

Wireless charging technology has taken by surprise gadgets enthusiasts and now it’s getting ready to be offered in the automotive industry too as BMW is currently working on the development of such a system. The current models which will be benefiting from this technology include the i3 More

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BMW Delivers First i8 Models with Frikin Lasers

BMW has delivered the very first i8s to customers on home soil, presenting the hybrid sports cars at a special ceremony. BMW's German Head of Sales and Marketing, Roland Krüger, declared: “In November of last year, we welcomed the first BMW i3 customers here at BMW Welt. Today, we are continuing the BMW i success story with the first eight BMW i8 customers worldwide. As ‘the first of a n More

BMW has delivered the very first i8s to customers on home soil, presenting the hybrid sports cars at a special ceremony. BMW's German Head of Sales and Marketing, Roland Krüger, declared: “In November of last year, we welcomed the first BMW i3 customers here at BMW Welt. Today, we are continuing the BMW i success story with the first eight BMW i8 customers worldwide. As ‘the first of a n More

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BMW Does It! BMW i8 Commercial Shows What An Electric Car Commercial Should Be

As many of you know, I’m not a fan of how electric cars have historically been advertised. My favorites to date are probably a 2013 Chevy Spark EV commercial, Nissan & Renault’s “Gas Powered Everything” commercial, and BMW’s Olympics commercials for the BMW i3 and i8. But most commercials for electric vehicles are boring, uninteresting, and downright crappy. BMW is now showing that More

As many of you know, I’m not a fan of how electric cars have historically been advertised. My favorites to date are probably a 2013 Chevy Spark EV commercial, Nissan & Renault’s “Gas Powered Everything” commercial, and BMW’s Olympics commercials for the BMW i3 and i8. But most commercials for electric vehicles are boring, uninteresting, and downright crappy. BMW is now showing that More

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BMW’s latest flagship may be the most complex car the company has ever built, but it takes just half the time to assemble than ‘old-fashioned’ cars. How?

The short answer is because of the LifeDrive concept BMW developed for its new i sub-brand of cars. The architecture of the i8 is split into two parts: a passenger cell made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (Life) and an aluminum c More

BMW’s latest flagship may be the most complex car the company has ever built, but it takes just half the time to assemble than ‘old-fashioned’ cars. How?

The short answer is because of the LifeDrive concept BMW developed for its new i sub-brand of cars. The architecture of the i8 is split into two parts: a passenger cell made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (Life) and an aluminum c More

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BMW i3 and i8 interest exceeds production capacity says CEO

BMW chief executive Norbert Reithofer has revealed that both the electric i3 and plug-in hybrid i8 models are oversubscribed, with demand exceeding current production capacity.

Reithofer confirmed to Auto Motor und Sport that after 11,000 pre-orders and 100,000 test drive requests for the progressive i3 hatchback the German automaker has more interest than it can deliver on. The same is tru More

BMW chief executive Norbert Reithofer has revealed that both the electric i3 and plug-in hybrid i8 models are oversubscribed, with demand exceeding current production capacity.

Reithofer confirmed to Auto Motor und Sport that after 11,000 pre-orders and 100,000 test drive requests for the progressive i3 hatchback the German automaker has more interest than it can deliver on. The same is tru More

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BMW Takes on the Luxury Electric Car Market

The high-end U.S. electric car market will soon have another big competitor.

BMW is getting ready to roll out its brand new i3 all-electric vehicle in May, and with a price tag that’s nearly $30,000 less than Tesla’s Model S, it has the potential to be an industry game changer.

“We’re really excited because we’re the only player in the small premium segment that’s current More

The high-end U.S. electric car market will soon have another big competitor.

BMW is getting ready to roll out its brand new i3 all-electric vehicle in May, and with a price tag that’s nearly $30,000 less than Tesla’s Model S, it has the potential to be an industry game changer.

“We’re really excited because we’re the only player in the small premium segment that’s current More

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BMW i3/i8 Delayed For Australia Due To High Demand

BMW i3′s Arrival “Down Under” Has Been Delayed Due To Demand (above: Geneva 2014 Motor Show – Car of the Year Finalist)

The Motor Report in Australia is – uh, reporting that BMW’s newest electric city car, the i3, has had its launch debut delayed due to very high demand worldwide.

Given that only 3.5 EVs 304 EVs in total were sold in Australia last year, the decision to d More

BMW i3′s Arrival “Down Under” Has Been Delayed Due To Demand (above: Geneva 2014 Motor Show – Car of the Year Finalist)

The Motor Report in Australia is – uh, reporting that BMW’s newest electric city car, the i3, has had its launch debut delayed due to very high demand worldwide.

Given that only 3.5 EVs 304 EVs in total were sold in Australia last year, the decision to d More

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid demand greater than initial production run

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s BMW said it saw strong demand for the i8 hybrid sportscar which will go into series production in April and start customer deliveries in June.

“Demand for the BMW i8 is already exceeding the planned production volume during ramp-up,” BMW said in a statement on Monday, without giving a more specific figure for how many cars will be mad More

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s BMW said it saw strong demand for the i8 hybrid sportscar which will go into series production in April and start customer deliveries in June.

“Demand for the BMW i8 is already exceeding the planned production volume during ramp-up,” BMW said in a statement on Monday, without giving a more specific figure for how many cars will be mad More

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid goes on sale in July from $135,700

BMW’s new era of sports cars will commence in June when the $135,700 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid goes on sale.

The launch date was announced with minimal fanfare on the BMW USA website, and while examples of the 362hp carbon fiber car will touch down in BMW dealerships, they won’t stay for long as every one is allegedly already spoken for.

Production volumes will be modest for 2014, wi More

BMW’s new era of sports cars will commence in June when the $135,700 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid goes on sale.

The launch date was announced with minimal fanfare on the BMW USA website, and while examples of the 362hp carbon fiber car will touch down in BMW dealerships, they won’t stay for long as every one is allegedly already spoken for.

Production volumes will be modest for 2014, wi More

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2015 BMW i8: Sexy Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupe Coming Later This Year

With awareness of the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car starting to rise–it will arrive at dealers in late April or early May–it’s sometimes easy to forget that BMW has a second plug-in car following close behind.

And unlike the i3, whose looks are controversial, there’s very little debate over the design of the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe.

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With awareness of the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car starting to rise–it will arrive at dealers in late April or early May–it’s sometimes easy to forget that BMW has a second plug-in car following close behind.

And unlike the i3, whose looks are controversial, there’s very little debate over the design of the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe.

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eDrive: How BMW’s plug-in hybrid tech is coming to its entire range of cars

Having arrived a little late to the game of selling electric cars, BMW is now set to become a leader in the field.

By the end of 2014 the company will offer one pure electric car and four different plug-in hybrid models – more electrified vehicles than any other automaker – with plans to expand the range quickly if the need arises.

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Having arrived a little late to the game of selling electric cars, BMW is now set to become a leader in the field.

By the end of 2014 the company will offer one pure electric car and four different plug-in hybrid models – more electrified vehicles than any other automaker – with plans to expand the range quickly if the need arises.

Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles now seem likely More

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BMW showcases 94-MPG BMW i8 plug-in hybrid and i3 EV in Sochi olympics ads (video)

The Sochi winter olympics are a big media event, and BMW has decided to spend a truckload of cash to promote its new i8 plug-in hybrid ‘halo’ car, which should go for sale in 2014. I’m always torn on these expensive engineering and design showcase pieces. On one hand, they’ll never be made in large enough numbers to put a big dent on fuel consumption in the transportation More

The Sochi winter olympics are a big media event, and BMW has decided to spend a truckload of cash to promote its new i8 plug-in hybrid ‘halo’ car, which should go for sale in 2014. I’m always torn on these expensive engineering and design showcase pieces. On one hand, they’ll never be made in large enough numbers to put a big dent on fuel consumption in the transportation More

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BMW Advertises i3 And i8 Electric Cars On Olympics Broadcasts

The Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, are now underway, and official partner BMW is using the games to promote its two plug-in offerings, the i3 and i8.

Three different commercials will be broadcast during NBC’s coverage of the games, focusing on different aspects of the BMW-i lineup.

One spot, ‘Hello Future’, will cover the BMW-i brand itself. Another, ‘ More

The Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, are now underway, and official partner BMW is using the games to promote its two plug-in offerings, the i3 and i8.

Three different commercials will be broadcast during NBC’s coverage of the games, focusing on different aspects of the BMW-i lineup.

One spot, ‘Hello Future’, will cover the BMW-i brand itself. Another, ‘ More

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BMW i8 in detail. Performance.

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VIDEO: BMW i8 plug-in hybrid’s performance in detail

Much has been said and lauded about the new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car; from its aerodynamically groundbreaking body design, stylish and luxurious interior and industry-first laser headlights. This new video explains the other half of the i8’s arsenal – its performance.

According to BMW, its new hybrid sports car is “all about performance, and efficiency,” and that its bizarre More

Much has been said and lauded about the new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car; from its aerodynamically groundbreaking body design, stylish and luxurious interior and industry-first laser headlights. This new video explains the other half of the i8’s arsenal – its performance.

According to BMW, its new hybrid sports car is “all about performance, and efficiency,” and that its bizarre More

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BMW i8 Spyder convertible may be on the way

BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is one of next year’s most anticipated cars, and now it appears a convertible version is also on the cards. The BMW i8 coupe will be introduced in 2015, and the convertible model could arrive two years after that.

By Antony Ingram, Guest blogger / December 19, 2013

The interior of the 2014 BMW i8 is photographed at the Los Angeles Auto Show las More

BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is one of next year’s most anticipated cars, and now it appears a convertible version is also on the cards. The BMW i8 coupe will be introduced in 2015, and the convertible model could arrive two years after that.

By Antony Ingram, Guest blogger / December 19, 2013

The interior of the 2014 BMW i8 is photographed at the Los Angeles Auto Show las More

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Bogata is the first Latin American city to roll out a fleet of BYD e6 electric taxis, and CNN’s Nick Parker takes a ride in one.

CNN correspondent Nick Parker takes a ride in one of Bogato, Colombia’s new BYD electric taxis and finds the experience enlightening: the car is powerful and quiet. The catch is there are currently only two fast charge stations in the city, with plans to add more.

The BYD e6 electric cars are identical to the ones also being operated as taxis in China. Recharge time is two hours an More

CNN correspondent Nick Parker takes a ride in one of Bogato, Colombia’s new BYD electric taxis and finds the experience enlightening: the car is powerful and quiet. The catch is there are currently only two fast charge stations in the city, with plans to add more.

The BYD e6 electric cars are identical to the ones also being operated as taxis in China. Recharge time is two hours an More

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BMW says has orders for nearly 10,000 of its electric i3 cars

A worker makes final checks at the serial production BMW i3 electric car in the BMW factory in Leipzig September 18, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

(Reuters) – Luxury carmaker BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its i3 electric cars, the first of which were delivered in Germany last week, the company’s global sales chief, Ian Robertson, said at the Los Angeles Auto More

A worker makes final checks at the serial production BMW i3 electric car in the BMW factory in Leipzig September 18, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

(Reuters) – Luxury carmaker BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its i3 electric cars, the first of which were delivered in Germany last week, the company’s global sales chief, Ian Robertson, said at the Los Angeles Auto More

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Futuristic BMW i8 on sale next spring at $136,625

LOS ANGELES — BMW says its futuristic i8 goes on sale by next June, starting at $136,625.

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LOS ANGELES — BMW says its futuristic i8 goes on sale by next June, starting at $136,625.

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Spy Shots: BMW i8 testing & charging in China

New spy shots showing a BMW i8 test driving and charging on the road in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing. The BMW i8 will hit the Chinese car market in the first half of 2014, China-debut is scheduled for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November.

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New spy shots showing a BMW i8 test driving and charging on the road in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing. The BMW i8 will hit the Chinese car market in the first half of 2014, China-debut is scheduled for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November.

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The all-new BMW i8. Unveiling September 10th.

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Electric supercars: BMW sees no rival in Tesla Model S

Pebble Beach, California: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s (BMW) rechargeable i8 sports car is entering a soon-to-be-crowded field of supercars with a hint of green. While they tap into Tesla Motors Inc.’s popularity, they’re for different buyers.
“This is the supercar of the future: It has the driving performance of an M3, but gets more than 80 miles per gallon,” Ludwig Willisch, BMW More

Pebble Beach, California: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s (BMW) rechargeable i8 sports car is entering a soon-to-be-crowded field of supercars with a hint of green. While they tap into Tesla Motors Inc.’s popularity, they’re for different buyers.
“This is the supercar of the future: It has the driving performance of an M3, but gets more than 80 miles per gallon,” Ludwig Willisch, BMW More

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BMW sees no rival in Tesla Model S as it preps plug-in supercar

FRANKFURT, Aug 18 — Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s rechargeable i8 sports car is entering a soon-to-be-crowded field of supercars with a hint of green. While they tap into Tesla Motors Inc.’s popularity, they’re for different buyers.

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FRANKFURT, Aug 18 — Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s rechargeable i8 sports car is entering a soon-to-be-crowded field of supercars with a hint of green. While they tap into Tesla Motors Inc.’s popularity, they’re for different buyers.

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New BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid: 95 MPG, Top Speed 184 MPH

We recently reported on the smaller electric BMW i3, and now BMW has finally released some details about the much sportier BMW i8 (protoype pictured).

BMW says the plug-in hybrid i8 does 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 184 mph. It is also claimed that the car achieves an impressive 95 miles per gallon, presumably not attempting that kind of acceleration on a regular basis. More

We recently reported on the smaller electric BMW i3, and now BMW has finally released some details about the much sportier BMW i8 (protoype pictured).

BMW says the plug-in hybrid i8 does 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 184 mph. It is also claimed that the car achieves an impressive 95 miles per gallon, presumably not attempting that kind of acceleration on a regular basis. More

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BMW i8: US market set to dominate global sales

The man overseeing the BMW i8 project says he expects to sell more of the new plug-in hybrid sports cars in the US than in any other market.

BMW i8 product manager Hendrik Wenders told Automobilewoche the US will be “by far the largest sales market for the i8″, while the UK, Germany and France are set to lead the way in Europe. Perhaps surprisingly, BMW does not expect the world’s big More

The man overseeing the BMW i8 project says he expects to sell more of the new plug-in hybrid sports cars in the US than in any other market.

BMW i8 product manager Hendrik Wenders told Automobilewoche the US will be “by far the largest sales market for the i8″, while the UK, Germany and France are set to lead the way in Europe. Perhaps surprisingly, BMW does not expect the world’s big More

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2015 BMW i8 hybrid sports car details revealed

BMW i8 galleryThe new i3 electric hatch isn’t the only i-badged BMW we’ll be seeing this year; another is a new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car that will not only top the i range of cars but also serve as BMW’s flagship. We were given our first taste of the i8 four years ago, whe More

BMW i8 galleryThe new i3 electric hatch isn’t the only i-badged BMW we’ll be seeing this year; another is a new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car that will not only top the i range of cars but also serve as BMW’s flagship. We were given our first taste of the i8 four years ago, whe More

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BMW Unveils Its Funky Electric i3, Taking Aim At Both Chevy And Tesla

After months of teasers and years of testing, BMW showed off the i3 today, its first electric vehicle designed to go into full production. The odd-looking hatchback offers some of the “green cred” of Toyota’s Prius, combined with a promise of BMW-like driving that should please those who don’t want to give up much performance to get there. But because BMW also offers an option of a small g More

After months of teasers and years of testing, BMW showed off the i3 today, its first electric vehicle designed to go into full production. The odd-looking hatchback offers some of the “green cred” of Toyota’s Prius, combined with a promise of BMW-like driving that should please those who don’t want to give up much performance to get there. But because BMW also offers an option of a small g More

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DEALERS CONFIRMED FOR BMW I3 AND I8

News of of BMW’s ‘i’ EV sub-brand has been circulating for a while now, or so it seems. There have been spy shots, passenger rides and motor show reveals; now we have the list of dealers that will sell and service the new range of electric BMWs.

The list comprises 46 BMW retailers, from Jacksons Jersey to John Clark Aberdeen. The first showroom, BMW Park Lane, currently ha More

News of of BMW’s ‘i’ EV sub-brand has been circulating for a while now, or so it seems. There have been spy shots, passenger rides and motor show reveals; now we have the list of dealers that will sell and service the new range of electric BMWs.

The list comprises 46 BMW retailers, from Jacksons Jersey to John Clark Aberdeen. The first showroom, BMW Park Lane, currently ha More

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