BMW 530e PHEV review: An electric car revolution

AS ELECTRIC cars become ever-more mainstream this BMW 530e is the latest example of new technology becoming normal. BMW’s new plug-in hybrid version of the already-successful 5-Series could revolutionise the electronic market, especially among business drivers. Plug-in hybrid vehicles work by combining a petrol engine with an electric motor and battery. That means the car

Plugging into a better future | 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance First Drive

The Germans often stumbled during their first forays with plug-in hybrids. They were so fixated with not being the Toyota Prius, they overcompensated and stuffed big engines under the hood that weren’t all that efficient, even with electrified assistance. BMW in particular tried to convince the world hybrids were still enjoyable to drive. To some

BMW Announces Wireless Charging Option On The 530e

BMW has announced wireless charging will be added as an option for the 2018 model year 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid. The 3.2 kW wireless system will be integrated with the 530e’s on-board infotainment system to show the charger’s alignment on the screen. The conventional system of charging for the 530e (ie-plugging it in yourself) is