Following the successful launch of the ‘i’ sub-brand, BMW is now expanding production capabilities in anticipation of electrifying its conventional fleet of vehicles. Two new production lines building electric motors and the lithium-ion battery packs that supply them with energy have been commissioned for the German carmaker’s Dingolfing plant. More than 200 additional staff are
Formula E Gets Wirelessly Charged Up Four plug-in BMWs will be support vehicles (safety, medical, etc.) for the all-electric Formula E racing series. These 4 vehicles have now been fitted (or will be soon) with Qualcomm Halo wireless charging technology. Per Formula E: All four BMWs have been specifically modified to meet FIA requirements, with
Futuristic, extended-range car reveals a whole different side to the German automaker After a nine-month wait, we’ve just taken delivery of the futuristic-looking BMW i3, a tall, rear-drive, electric-powered hatchback. This is a quick-and-quirky little car with a driving experience quite unlike anything else, for better and worse. While the base car is a pure
I am very, very excited about my new electric BMW i3. In the interests of accurate journalism, I ought to point out that it’s still not here, despite what I said a month or two back, but that’s probably because it’s being recharged somewhere on the way from Germany. Badoom tsch! But I’m still very
BMW built the futuristic looking i3 from the ground up. It’s a tall, rear-drive, electric-powered hatchback that feels quick and easy to maneuver.