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    Los Angeles: BMW CEO: electric vehicles offer "emission-free driving pleasure"
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    While this is a time of retrenchment in electric vehicles (EVs) and alternative powertrains for automakers, BMW appears to be heading in the other direction, Automotive News enterprise editor Dave Guilford writes. Entrepreneurs are "flaming out" (figuratively and sometimes literally) and some ...

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    Followup: Uncovering more details on BMW's i3 and i8 [w/videos]
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    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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    Official: Official: BMW i3 and i8 revealed [UPDATED w/video]
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    We've just touched down in Frankfurt to get all the details on BMW's new electric cars, but before we get into the nitty-gritty of BMW i, its philosophy and the engineering behind it, here's a brief introduction to the first two models, the i3 and i8. Officially, the two artfully greenhoused cars ...

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    Report: BMW i3 to bow at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
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    According to Auto Motor und Sport, the i3 – BMW's electric urban hatchback – will take to the stage for its first time at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The i3 will be the first of BMW's "i" sub-branded vehicles to be unveiled. Next in line is the i8 supercar. BMW's 1 ...

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    Report: BMW "i" range to expand after i3, i8 launch in 2013
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    BMW 'i' sub-brand – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier this week, BMW announced that its range of high-tech, alternative technology vehicles would be marketed under the "i" sub-brand. The i range's first two models will be the i3 and i8, otherwise known as the MegaCity and ...

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    BMW's new eco sub-brand to be called "i"
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    BMW 'i' sub-brand – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've known for some time that BMW has been hard at work developing a range of high-tech green vehicles, from the oft-mentioned MegaCity runabout to a production version of its Vision EfficientDynamics eco supercar. But up until ...

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    Rumormill: BMW Megacity to get optional range-extender
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    BMW Megacity EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As more details about BMW's upcoming Megacity EV trickle out, we learn that the electric city car will be offered with an optional small internal combustion engine designed to replenish the depleted batteries while the vehicle is ...

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    BMW refutes Megacity lease-only reports, final name coming this month
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    BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image
    Within days of reports that BMW's upcoming Megacity electric may end up being offered on a short-term lease basis, the German automaker has refuted the claim. Though BMW's 1-Series-based ActiveE will test out the short-term leasing waters, the ...

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    Video: BMW imagines the future of mobility, part one
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    Not the new BMW Megacity, thankfully – Click above to watch the video after the break
    If you enjoyed watching the trailer of BMW's four-part documentary on the future of mobility, you should definitely check out BMW's first installment of the Activate the Future video, which you can find ...

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    Report: BMW mulling lease-only program for Megacity
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    BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image
    In mid-January, Autocar reported that BMW's upcoming Megacity electric will be an "expensive" vehicle, noting that "BMW is a premium product and electric mobility will not be cheap." The high price comes from not only the battery but the ...

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    Report: BMW Megacity to cost more than the Nissan Leaf
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    BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image
    BMW's upcoming electric vehicle, the Megacity, will rely upon the use of high-tech carbon fiber to keep weight in check, thereby improving its performance and range. However, the Megacity's radical design, which incorporates an extensive amount ...

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    Rumormill: BMW's production Vision Concept to be called i8
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    BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We have heard that BMW has has registered a series of "i+number trademarks (i1, i2, i3, i4, i5, i6, i7, i8 and i9) to use for its fuel efficient MegaCity range of vehicles. BMWBlog is now saying that it has heard a ...

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    BMW registers 'i' nameplate for MegaCity range
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    BMW Megacity Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    First Apple, then Intel, now BMW. We're not sure what it is about the letter 'i' (in lower case, naturally) that various marketing professionals the world over are so enamored with, but word has it that the Bavarian automaker ...

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    BMW will invest €400 million in Megacity electric vehicle production facillity
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    BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image
    How big of a deal is BMW's Megacity Vehicle (MCV)? Big enough that the company has created a multi-year plan to move the brand and its fans to the small, electric vehicle by 2013. This plan started with the Mini E tests and continues with the ...

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    Study: Megacities will drive huge demand for electric cars by 2020
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    According to an updated report released by Frost & Sullivan, the emergence of megacities in developing nations will drive demand for electric vehicles (EVs) up dramatically by 2020. The study – aptly titled "360 Degree Perspective of the Global Electric Vehicle Market - 2010 Edition" ...

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    In depth: BMW Megacity Vehicle and Project I
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    BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image
    2007 was a big year for the planet. That's when, for the first time ever, more people lived in cities than in rural areas. For car companies, this global trend means finding new ways to move people around in tighter and tighter spaces. General ...

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    BMW releases teaser sketch of Megacity EV, and we tease a little too
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    BMW Megacity Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just as automakers tease with design sketches that reveal very little, we too can tease by offering up just a smidge of info before our big release. So here goes: the BMW Megacity electric vehicle (EV) will be the first ...

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    BMW to launch Activehybrid 5 in 2011 followed by 3 Series and Megacity
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    BMW Concept 5 Series Activehybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW Chairman Dr. Norbert Reithofer spoke at the company's annual general meeting this week and confirmed that the next hybrid from Munich will indeed be based on the new 5 Series sedan. A concept version of the 5 ...

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    Megacity to kick off new BMW sub-brand lineup of radical electric vehicles, some sporty
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    BMW has been actively working on electric vehicles for more than 20 years. The vehicles pictured above represent a limited view of the company's efforts, but all are nothing more than concepts or one-off attempts. Now BMW is making real progress towards an electric future that started with the ...

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    BMW confirms Megacity electric car for 2013
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    BMW has used the Beijing Motor Show to announce that it will have its much-talked-about Megacity electric car on the market by 2013. Previously, the German automaker had only hinted that it would produce the urban runabout in the first half of the decade. Also of note is that the Megacity EV will ...

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