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    Report: Apple Watch watches your BMW i3, i8
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    Apple unveiled details about its long-awaited Apple Watch yesterday and we now know that the $349, er, watch will be released to the public early next year. Amid the millions of features the watch has is the ability to provide real-time information on the battery charge level in a BMW i3 or i8 ...

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    First BMW i8 in US sells for $825,000
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    Here are some numbers. The standard BMW i8 starts at starts at $135,700. The first i8 in the US was auctioned off at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this past weekend and the auctioneers, Gooding & Company, said before the gavel was lifted the fist time that they expected the i8 with ...

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    Report: BMW i8 now has 10-month waiting list in UK
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    Reports that the BMW i8 would be a popular plug-in vehicle have been circulating since stories claiming 'sold out' status circulated late last year. Those turned out not to be entirely true, but now that deliveries have actually started, the $160,000 EV is proving to be only available to the ...

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    Report: What does the open patents deal mean for Tesla ... and BMW?
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    Gift to the world or trade bait? Tesla Motors announced this week it would open its patents for other automakers to use. That has analysts guessing whether the California-based electric-vehicle maker is looking to either swap trade secrets with other automakers or to expand the proverbial pie ...

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    Official: BMW Smart Charging App helps drivers charge for less
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    As electric vehicles proliferate and people try to conserve energy, moves toward smart charging seem only natural. Now, BMW is offering smarter charging, and it should mean more money in the pockets of its customers when they charge at home. BMW owners who drive one of the company's i vehicles ...

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    Report: BMW says 80 percent of i3 plug-in EV buyers come from other brands
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    BMW is feeling continued good vibes from its recently launched i sub-brand of plug-in vehicles. The German automaker, which started selling its i3 battery-electric vehicle in Europe late last year, is finding better-than-expected demand for both the i3 and the i8 plug-in hybrid, Automotive News ...

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    Exclusive: Senior VP Hildegard Wortmann says BMW's electric journey is just beginning
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    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
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    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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    Report: BMW apparently still undecided about future i project electric vehicles
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    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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    Official: BMW offers guilt-free EV charging with Solarwatt; runs EV hackathon this weekend
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    BMW, which last year struck up an agreement with a Colorado company to facilitate solar-powered charging for its upcoming plug-in vehicles, has done the same with a company from its homeland. Dresden, Germany-based Solarwatt is working with Bimmer on a partnership for providing solar-panel ...

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    Report: BMW increases fuel cell use, production at Spartanburg, SC plant
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    BMW is increasing the use of hydrogen in assembly line equipment powered by fuel cells, including fork lifts and motorized parts delivery carts. The fuel cells also will help power the company's vehicle test fleet, which has doubled in the past few years to more than 200. The additional fuel cell ...

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    Report: What it's like to ride in the BMW i3 and i8 (in a word, great)
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    To paraphrase the old Sally Field line from the Oscars: they liked 'em. They really liked 'em. With BMW set to unveil its first two plug-ins under its "i" badge within the next 12 months or so (the i3 is due in late 2013, the i8 in the first half of 2014), journalists from Car Magazine and UK's ...

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    Exclusive: BMW gets "Born Electric" on tour, lays out electric vehicle, carbon fiber plans
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    For the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, BMW will show off a new i3 concept – "admittedly a tease," we were told – and not some sort of plug-in i4, as had been rumored. While we won't be seeing the production version of the city electric, the good news is that each iteration of the ...

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    Official: BMW Active Tourer plug-in hybrid concept coming to Paris
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    For those keeping score, this one counts in the win column for BMW's electric-drive vehicles. The German automaker has revealed details about a concept plug-in hybrid it will debut at the Paris Motor Show next week. The Active Tourer will be what BMW calls a "premium compact" PHEV with a ...

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    Report: London Calling: BMW will make i8 plug-in hybrid engine in UK
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    Rumored plans for BMW to curtain production of its i-series of plug-in vehicles has so far been lost in translation, even if the language is still English. At the opening of the world's first BMW i store in Hyde Park, London – where an updated version of the i3 will be displayed when the ...

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    Report: BMW i8 plug-in hybrid will cost over 100,000 euros
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    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?
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    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
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    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?
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    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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    Official: BMW i8 Spyder pops the top on future mobility
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    BMW i, the sub-brand within BMW with its eye towards the future of mobility, has unveiled its third concept, the i8 Spyder. Based on the i8 coupe that debuted last year alongside the i3 city car, the i8 Spyder is at once an obvious followup, but also appears to be a couple of steps closer to the ...

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