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    Report: Chairman says BMW will make 100,000 electric vehicles a year by 2020

    We know demand for the BMW i3 has been high, both in the US and Europe. It appears that BMW's crystal ball is showing a steady increase in interest between now and 2020. By that year, according to Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the board of management for BMW AG, the company expects to build ...

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    Exclusive: Senior VP Hildegard Wortmann says BMW's electric journey is just beginning
    i3, i8 are upscale and green, but also 'proper BMWs' 1394812680

    Anyone who questions BMW's effort or sincerity on electrified vehicles should have a chat with Hildegard Wortmann, the German automaker's senior vice president over product management for automobiles and aftersales. I was fortunate to do just that at the Detroit North American International Auto ...

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    Report: In-demand BMW i8 deliveries start in June, and it's more efficient than we thought

    Memo to Elon Musk: objects in the rear-view mirror may be closer than they appear. In this case, it's a couple of plug-in BMWs. And they represent the closest thing to a true competitor for Musk and the Tesla Motors electric vehicles. The German automaker re-confirmed that demand for its ...

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    Read This: Is BMW the only real competition to Tesla Motors?

    Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk probably isn't losing a ton of sleep over the new plug-in efforts by the makers of the "Ultimate Driving Machine," but maybe he should. That's what the Motley Fool is saying, presenting the case that the California company's real competition will come from BMW. What ...

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    Video: BMW introducing i8 to US with Hello Future Olympics ad

    It's not all unfinished hotel rooms and unconventional toilet situations at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. During the broadcast of the opening ceremony tonight, BMW is going to introduce the American TV audience to its plug-in i brand of vehicles. Of course, since we have things like ...

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    Report: BMW apparently still undecided about future i project electric vehicles

    Coaches like to say that there's no "i" in team. At least one BMW executive is saying the company's not sure if there are any more "i"s in its near future. BMW executive Harald Krueger indicated that the German automaker is holding back on any i-project plans besides the i3 city car and i8 ...

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    Rumormill: BMW i8 key fob holds a surprise in your hand

    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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    Official: BMW i8 Roadster named Best Production Preview Vehicle

    The BMW i8 Roadster, which was first unveiled about 15 months ago, has won the award for North America's Best Production Preview Vehicle, which honors those models caught in the netherworld between concept and public-sales debut. The place where you can win best concept multiple years in a ...

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    Report: BMW expects good things from i3 program, has 100,000 reservation holders

    Looks like Britain is not an outlier. Last month, we learned that around 6,000 people in the UK had let BMW know they were interested in the upcoming i3 electric vehicle (also available as a plug-in hybrid). Not a small number, and the overall picture looks good for BMW's first real plug-in ...

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    Exclusive: BMW's Herbert Diess: i3 plug-in launch is "revolutionizing," driving is "just great fun"

    Just how hard is it to change direction in a BMW? While driving one of the company's vehicles, you'll find little disagreement that it can be easy, even quite pleasurable. But if you're trying to change the direction of the company itself – making the idea of driving fun play nice with fuel ...

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    Report: Fisker Karma hits Hollywood in upcoming Harrison Ford thriller Paranoia

    Last year, it was the BMW i8. Next year, it'll be the Fisker Karma. That's the recent progression of plug-in vehicles making an appearance in blockbuster films. The Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in hybrid will play an important role in a scene in Paranoia, a corporate-espionage thriller ...

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    Report: BMW will sell first cars online, and they're electric

    How do you get more bang for your buck when selling plug-in vehicles? BMW thinks the answer is blowing in the Internet. For the first time ever, BMW will sell some of its cars online – and it turns out that it's the electric cars that prompted the change. BMW's i brand vehicles, which ...

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    Report: BMW i8 plug-in hybrid will cost over 100,000 euros

    The BMW i8 is still on the drawing board (despite some rumors to the contrary) but it's not going to be cheap: over 100,000 euros ($125,900 U.S. at today's exchange rates), according to Automotive News Europe. The i8 (seen above in a rendering from Sonny Lim, former head of BMW DesignWorks) is ...

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    Rumormill: BMW getting cold feet with i3 and i8 electric vehicle plans?

    Et tu, BMW? After the recent "we never said we were really going to do plug-ins" news from Audi, rumors are floating around that BMW may delay or even discontinue many of its plug-in "i" line of vehicles because of concerns over lack of demand, Automobile is reporting. The German automaker had ...

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    Beijing: BMW i8 Spyder takes to the stage bearing eDrive name

    BMW has created the BMW i sub-brand for its upcoming production plug-in models, which currently include three concepts: the i3, i8 and the i8 Spyder. After keeping that third model away from our eager cameras at the New York Auto Show, BMW finally showed off the i8 Spyder Concept in the metal at ...

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    Is this what the production BMW i8 will look like?

    Judging from the spy photos we've seen recently, the BMW i8 is coming along nicely. With its more realistic bodywork, the hybrid supercar is beginning to look like something that actually belongs on public streets. Now Sonny Lim, former head of BMW DesignWorks, has taken a stab at what the ...

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    Video: BMW releases video promoting i3 and i8 electric-drive vehicles

    BMW has released a video that shows both its i3 and i8 concept electric-drive vehicles tooling around the Chicago area, as the German automaker looks to drum up interest in its battery-electric vehicles. The video, titled "BMW i. Born Electric," runs one-minute ten seconds and doesn't include ...

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    BMW, SGL open state-of-the-art carbon fiber facility in Washington

    Central Washington could soon become a future automotive hub, if BMW's vision of carbon fiber plug-in vehicles catches on. Standing next to BMW's upcoming i3, chairman of the German automaker, Norbert Reithofer, told a crowd of 150 in Moses Lake, WA that carbon fiber is key to the evolution of ...

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    Featured: Behind i: BMW's vision for the future of mobility

    It's not everyday that an automaker launches a new marque, let alone a disruptive vision of the future. But BMW did just that last week in Frankfurt with the unveiling of its new i sub-brand. However, the story behind BMW i isn't limited to the i3 city car and i8 plug-in hybrid concepts. It's a ...

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    Followup: Uncovering more details on BMW's i3 and i8 [w/videos]

    We've just wrapped up a series of workshops in Germany about all things BMW i, but before we drop our "Behind i" feature on you next week, we wanted to give you a few tasty morsels to chew on while you're pursuing our massive gallery of the all-new i3 and i8 concepts. If you haven't read our ...


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