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BMW Officially Debuts 2014 i3 Electric Car Today

The BMW Company has globally announced today its first mass-produced electric car. BMW i3 is a tribute to the infinite wonders of German engineering. It will go on sale in Q2 of 2014 in USA for price starts at MSRP $41,350 and $45,200 for Range Extender model.

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BMW Officially Debuts 2014 i3 Electric Car Today

BMW Officially Debuts 2014 i3 Electric Car Today

The electric vehicle of the 21st century is a reality now. BMW came up with the i3 which is a thrilling experience to drive. It is not just a simple engine fitted with a steel body. Rather it is the most sophisticated pair of wheels ever to grace the planet. Munich ought to feel great pride in its technical experts. A 22 kWh lithium-ion battery allows this bold and beautiful belle to travel up to 100 miles. This places it on an equal footing with the rest of the electric vehicles on the scene. Recharging the batteries takes 180 minutes and takes place over a 220 volt cable. The charger device is the biggest to be found on the market. A fast charging set up is also available that can shorten the time to half an hour for those who are a little impatient.

It possesses a solid 170 horse power hybrid engine with unbelievable torque. The electric motor works at 11,400 revolutions per minute. And it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in an amazing seven seconds. Like any other BMW it has perfect balance. At 2,700 pounds, it is the lightest electric form of transportation around. Since its inception, the i3 was meant to be an electric driving experience par excellence. Its exterior is almost entirely made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. This magical stuff of materialistic dreams is efficient, energetic and electrifying. The ecologists are cheering this vanity vehicle that will help immensely in the battle against fossil fuel based transportation that only spreads pollution.

BMW i3 will be available to purchase in US during second quarter of next year at a starting price of MSRP $41,350 and $45,200 for Range Extender model. But these prices do not include any federal or local incentives and Destination & Handling fee (currently $925).


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2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer: More Details Announced

Source: Green Car Reports

BMWs are big, aggressive gas-guzzlers, right? Not so much, in recent months. The BMW i3 electric car is already finding fans, as is the plug-in hybrid i8. And while the new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer doesn't have electric drive on its side, the small, front-wheel drive BMW compact car certainly marks a departure ...
Source: Green Car Reports   Full article at: Green Car Reports Jul 21 2014, 6:30am CDT


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Tesla’s Model III To Take On BMW’s i3

Source: bidness etc

Rumors about Tesla Motors Inc.’s (TSLA) planning to challenge competitor Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) have proven true after CEO Elon Musk’s said Tesla’s Model III would directly compete with the BMW i3, according to an interview in Auto Express. Tesla’s ‘Model III’, expected to launch in 2017, has a range of 200 miles and is priced at $35,000. The company plans to produce lithium-ion batteries in its ‘Gigafactory’ for Model III, which will make the car more cost eff ...
Source: bidness etc   Full article at: bidness etc Jul 17 2014, 10:02am CDT

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2014 BMW i3: Is Range Extended Version Outselling Battery Only?

Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has a unique feature offered by no other vehicle in the world: Buyers can choose to have it as a battery-electric vehicle, or add an optional range-extending engine that roughly doubles its rated electric range of 81 miles. With the i3 on sale now for two months, a mix of the two varian ...
Source: Hybrid SUV Reports   Full article at: Hybrid SUV Reports Jul 17 2014, 8:00am CDT

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Audi sharpens electric car plans to take on BMW, Tesla

Source: Driving Canada

Audi, the world’s second-largest maker of luxury vehicles, is betting that green-car fans are more interested in low emissions than distinctive designs. While electric cars like the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S garner interest because their styling stands out, Audi’s first plug-in hybrid is a modified version of its A3 hatchback that looks identical to the conventional model. The A3 Sportback E- Tron ca ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada Jun 27 2014, 9:00am CDT

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Bill Jacobs BMW Announces Success with BMW i3 “Drive the Future Now” Test Drive Event Held June 13th

Source: PRWeb

Last Friday, Bill Jacobs BMW of Naperville held their second BMW i3 Test Drive Event of 2014 to give customers the exclusive opportunity to try out the latest All-Electric Ultimate Driving Machines.(PRWeb June 25, 2014)Read the full story at ...
Source: PRWeb   Full article at: PRWeb Jun 25 2014, 6:58am CDT

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Will Hollywood Abandon Tesla Model S For BMW i3 Electric Car?

Source: Diesel Reports

Electric cars can be confusing enough to neophytes--a car that you plug in at night just like a phone ?!?!?--but when you add in social status signifiers, it can all get quite complicated indeed. Which is how we end up with a Hollywood Reporter piece that asking whether celebrities may a ...
Source: Diesel Reports   Full article at: Diesel Reports Jun 19 2014, 7:00am CDT

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Consumers turning to electric cars


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BMW Smartphone App Helps Cut Home Electric Car Charging Costs

Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

Unless you're a Tesla owner with access to free Supercharger fast charging stations, there's no better place to charge your electric car than at home. Pick the right electricity tariff, and charging can cost pennies on the dollar next to even the most efficient combustion-engined vehicle. ...
Source: Hybrid SUV Reports   Full article at: Hybrid SUV Reports Jun 10 2014, 8:00am CDT

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BMW i3 Electric Car Buyers: Mostly New To BMW (But Not i8 Owners)

Source: Green Car Reports

The 2014 BMW i3 is proving to be very effective at luring new buyers to BMW--buyers who haven't before owned one of its cars. Such buyers, known as conquests, are highly valued by carmakers, who have a much better chance of retaining a customer if they're already driving one of its ...
Source: Green Car Reports   Full article at: Green Car Reports Jun 9 2014, 7:30am CDT

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Car Review: 2014 BMW i3

Source: Driving Canada

What’s a poor curmudgeon to do? Electric cars are supposed to be either dumpy little froo-froos barely evolved from a golf cart or some form of emissions-free Ferrari-baiter, replete with a price tag only a Hollywood movie director could afford. They’ve been either pathetically slow or monstrously fast, luxurious or bare bones, roomy or cramped. There’s been precious little in between. Into this polarized marketplace steps BMW. Its newly released i3 (it’s just now going on sale in ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada Jun 5 2014, 1:54pm CDT

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