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    Rumormill: BMW i8 key fob holds a surprise in your hand
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    The only thing that BMW has officially said about the key fob for the upcoming i8 is that it's made with eco-friendly materials. Like a biopolymer made with castor bean oil and glass fiber. But, according to a leaked picture on Bimmerfile, there will be something a lot cooler built into the thing ...

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    Exclusive: BMW i3 EV will have lower insurance, repair costs thanks to carbon fiber
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    What you see above is the carbon fiber frame that underpins the BMW i3. This lightweight material will allow the plug-in vehicle to set itself apart from the competition in a lot of ways (weight, most importantly, but also space and rigidity), but what we didn't expect was that the newfangled ...

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    Official: The Zinoro 1E is an electric X1 from BMW Brilliance [w/video]
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    The Zinoro 1E is the electric BMW you never knew existed, but will soon be available to the public. In China. That's right, the i3 is not the only battery-powered vehicle the Bavarian company has had a hand in building recently. Its Chinese joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) revealed ...

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    Report: BMW could revive all-electric Mini
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    BMW spent years evolving the all-electric powertrain it introduced in the Mini E back in 2008. The first big change was when the original Mini E was cancelled and the ActiveE was introduced in 2011. Then we have the quantum leap into the i3. If a report over on BMW Blog is correct, we might one ...

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    Report: BMW i3 with range extender is a different experience
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    One of the more popular US college basketball cheers takes place when a visiting superstar player has a sub-par performance and the student section cheers "OVER-RATED" followed by a rhythmic five-clap. The concept has apparently made its way overseas to a UK journalist reviewing BMW's new i3 ...

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    Official: BMW delivers first i3 EVs in Germany, ready to take on Europe
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    Americans can't quite fully enjoy the BMW i3 for themselves quite yet, but the first few German EV fans are now out there driving around in an a BMW of their very own. The Bavarian Motor Works handed over the first batch in, surprise, Bavaria, where 46 special "i agents" picked up their cars at ...

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    Official: BMW 360 Electric provides n00bs with EV service from every angle [Correction]
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    BMW is ready to hold the hand of anyone considering taking the plunge and buying a plug-in model from the German automaker's i sub-brand. A new suite of services called 360 Electric is a "portfolio of consumer-oriented offerings designed to overcome commonly perceived barriers to purchasing an ...

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    Report: Is BMW's i project causing a stock slide?
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    More electric car sales? Good. More stock sales? Bad. That's one theory behind BMW and its stock taking a hit of almost five percent earlier this week after the company forecast lower fourth-quarter earnings largely on its stepped-up investment in electric vehicles like its i3. While the reasons ...

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    Report: BMW i electric sub-brand won't add plug-in SUV model
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    To paraphrase George H.W. Bush, read their lips: no SUVs. That's what BMW executives are saying when it comes to the electric-drive i sub-brand it is about to launch with the plug-in i3. Car Advice spoke with i3 project manager Roland Kowalski, who said the German automaker is targeting city ...

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    Read This: Why the BMW i3 has such a tiny gas tank
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    To give you a better idea of how small the gas tank on the BMW i3's range-extender will be, it's about equal to a quartet of those two-liter plastic Coke bottles you'll get at the supermarket for your next football bash. That's it. The German automaker is limiting the size of its ...

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    Report: Audi exec says industry can learn from 'cool' competitor Tesla
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    Fascination with Tesla Motors' role in the luxury electric vehicle market continues, even among the competition. Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America recently told Bloomberg that, Tesla is "cool" and "the talk of the town," and that, "what the industry as a whole can learn from them is ...

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    Quick Spin: BMW Cruise e-Bike 2014
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    BMW has been making bikes for years, but it wasn't until this week that we took the time to pedal around in one. After all, it's pretty clear that four wheels are more fun than two when it comes to the roundel. But, well, maybe not always. For example, if you're trying to navigate through a dense ...

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    Report: Germany still fighting for weaker CO2 emission laws
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    The Germans have an idea: when calculating fleetwide emissions rules at the end of the decade, don't count the 20 percent of our vehicles that are truly road-mauling gas guzzlers. That's more or less what the German government is asking for in its attempt to get the European Union to be a little ...

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    Official: BMW prices i3 range extender option at $3,950
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    It was revealed in July that the BMW i3 would start at $41,350 (before incentives but not including the $925 destination fee). What BMW didn't say at the time was how much the gas-powered engine version would be. Now we know: $45,300. That means the fossil-fuel comfort blanket will be a $3,950 ...

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    Official: First SAE Combo fast charging station now open in San Diego
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    The 2013 Plug In Conference in San Diego, CA was not only the site of a big meeting of the minds for EV companies this week, it was also where a SAE Combo Fast Charging station has been installed – and used – for the first time. NRG built the station, which charged both a BMW i3 and a ...

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    Report: BMW confirms X5 plug-in hybrid SUV will come, but doesn't say when
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    Prompting electric vehicle fans to ask the age old road-trip question – "are we there yet?" – BMW says it is about to start production on a plug-in hybrid version of its new X5 SUV. Motoring.com.au, citing a presentation that BMW executive Peter Wolf made at the official X5 launch, is ...

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    Video: Spend some time watching the BMW i3 get made
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    In the mid-1990s, David Foster Wallace wrote Infinite Jest, a massive, 900+ page book that challenges readers to this day. Completing the book is a wonderful reward for the literature lovers who do slog through the book and all its 100 pages of footnotes, but it's not an easy task. We were ...

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    Official: BMW will start selling C Evolution electric-scooter in Europe next year
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    BMW has given Americans yet another reason to be jealous of those on the other side of the Pond, as the German automaker released details on the electric scooter its Motorrad division will start selling in Europe next year. And this looks to be one fun ride, as Bimmer says the scooter will have ...

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    Official: BMW i3 starts production in Germany using local wind power, US carbon fiber
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    The time has come for BMW to stop talking about the i3 electric city car - something that it has been doing for quite a while - and start building. That's what happened today at the company's plant in Leipzig, Germany, and the event was powered, in part, by wind turbines. There's a lot that's ...

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    Report: Bollore accuses BMW of 'industrial espionage' over Bluecar EV secrets
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    Bollore has a beef with BMW, and it's apparently serious. The company that runs the French carsharing service Autolib filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker of, "using spies to gather information on its electric cars," in the words of AFP. The problem, allegedly, is that two ...

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