As sales of electric cars keep increasing we are seeing more and more of them on the road. That simply reflects the rising demand as everyone now knows they will be transitioning away from fossil-fuel cars. We saw one result of that today. We’re on our way to Devon on holiday in our i3, and
Plug-in hybrid version of BMW’s 5 Series is well-placed to take sales away from its higher-end diesel siblings. Strong performance and handling with favourable running costs. What is it? This is the first plug-in hybrid 5 Series. It’s not the first hybrid 5 Series, that being the ActiveHybrid 5 available with the last-generation model range.
BMW has announced its latest sales results, with the German giant reporting that electrified models have increased 80% in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year. Part of this increase is because of new models arriving and coming into production. However, it shows that demand is strong, and the BMW
BMW scored one of its best ever results for plug-in electric car sales in June, delivering around 9,350 units (up 79.8% year-over-year) and a record 42,573 in the first half of the year. In June, plug-ins accounted for 4% of total BMW & MINI sales, while for the first six months that market share number
Chris Plumb, a motoring expert from HPI, said: “Interestingly it appears to be the range extender models which is driving the recent strong performance as values of pure electric have struggled of late. “The BMW i3 is a popular choice and is a great second-hand buy. It brings a good level of specification and badge
As electric car sales rise, so does the number of them available on the used car market. So the question is, which are the best used electric car buys available right now? The first one is obvious – the BMW i3. This fantastically styled little hatchback is the embodiment of what we think of when
There’ a new crop of nerds. Not the old-style outcasts of high school, but instead, the new age definition where brains are worn as a badge of honor. And this is their car. The BMW i3 is intelligence for the road by offering an electric vehicle that’s engineered to maximize every last kilowatt. And it
As many people are starting to learn, the downside of increasing interest in and sales of electric cars is that the manufacturers are struggling to keep up. In particular both the BMW i3 and Hyundai IONIQ Electric have increasing lead times, heading towards 5 months from order to delivery. One side effect of this is