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2017 BMW i3 in Depth: Putting the “i” in Electric

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In a world where auto manufacturers have filled nearly every niche of the market, the BMW i3 occupies a place all its own. The BMW i3 is the only luxury electric vehicle not named Tesla that can drive more than 100 miles on a single charge. Along with the i8 hybrid sports car, the i3 is part of BMW’s eco-friendly i sub-brand, and both have elevated car design. That said, the i3’s range is no longer competitive in the overall EV landscape, even when fitted with the optional gasoline-powered range extender, which boosts total range to an EPA-rated 180 miles. The Chevrolet Bolt EV makes more sense, goes much farther on a charge, and costs far less. READ MORE ››


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BMW issues stop-sale for i3 electric car

2018 BMW i3 and i3sBMW has told its dealers to hold all sales of its 2018 i3 electric car due to a compliance issue detected by the NHTSA. The German automaker will also recall about 30,000 examples of the BMW i3. The government agency found during routine testing that the i3 does not provide adequate protection in simulations of a very specific head-on collision…
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New Ford CEO slashes development budgets, plans to focus on trucks and electric vehicles

Jim Hackett (left) and Bill Ford Jr.Ford Motor Company’s new CEO isn’t ready to abandon the traditional sedan just yet, but the recently minted executive is already on a budget-slicing mission that will focus the automaker on SUVs, trucks, and electric cars in the near future. Jim Hackett, who took the helm at Ford in May after heading up the company’s self-driving cars program…
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