bmw i Archives - EV Obsession

Browsing the "bmw i" Tag

string(0) "" Loading...

Europe Electric Car Sales Led By Renault Zoe, BMW i3, & Nissan LEAF

The European electric car market had over 16,000 registrations last month, up 20% over February 2016, with YTD numbers up 38% year over year (YoY). The market is set to surpass 300,000 units (on track for 310,00) by year end. While the electric car share is firmly north of the 1% mark in the broader car market, this […]

March 29th

Europe Electric Car Sales — Renault Zoe Starts The Year In Full Swing

The European EV market had some 19,000 registrations last month, up 31% year over year (YoY), with the Renault Zoe starting the year in the leadership position again. #1 Renault Zoe – With the ZE40 version finally arriving to selected markets, registrations were up 80% YoY to 2,602 units, jumping straight into the leadership in […]

February 24th

Best Selling Electric Car In Europe Is Renault Zoe (2016 Electric Car Sales)

The European EV market had approximately 30,000 registrations last month, down 11% over the same month last year. This sales slip, however, had to do with the incentives-derived sales rush of the last quarter of 2015. Last month, though, the top spots were yet again influenced by the Dutch market sales peak: #1 VW Passat GTE – […]

February 3rd

Europe Electric Car Sales — BMW i3 #1 Again

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The European EV market had more than 18,500 registrations last month, 5% down over the same month last year. This sales slip has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015 in some […]

December 30th

Europe Electric Car Sales — BMW Slides Into #1 YTD

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The European electric car market had more than 17,000 registrations last month, 1% down compared to October 2015. This sales slip surely has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015, so expect this […]

November 27th

Autonomous Driving Firm Nauto Partners With Allianz Ventures, BMW i Ventures, & Toyota Research Institute

The autonomous driving technology firm Nauto has announced new strategic partnerships with BMW i Ventures, Allianz Ventures, the Toyota Research Institute, and others. The new strategic partnerships (and investments) will be based around autonomous driving technology development utilizing the Nauto cloud-based data learning platform. The press release provides more: “Nauto has developed deep learning capabilities […]

October 18th

BMW Launches 3 Plug-In Hybrid 7 Series Options

BMW has continued its “semi-leadership” in electric vehicles this week. Despite a recent announcement that the company is shifting the BMW i program’s focus away from electric cars and into autonomous driving, it seems that it is holding up on its aim to electrify all of its models (announced as far back as 2013). If it […]

July 17th

Why Did BMW Bluster On Electric Cars?

One of the more disheartening electric vehicle stories of the year was BMW pulling back on its plans to be an EV leader, rather than announcing a knockout, Tesla-Model-3-competing BMW i5 or other fully electric car. It was a bit of a shock since BMW made some exciting, gung-ho presentations about electric vehicles in the past few years […]

July 17th

BMW’s Shift Away From “i” Elecric Car Division Raises Questions

We’ve covered a number of news stories about BMW in recent days that really make one wonder what exactly the leadership at the company is thinking. The decision to not release any new all-electric vehicles until 2021? The departure of multiple senior “i Division” engineers? A refocusing away from electric vehicle technology and onto autonomous […]

June 4th

Tesla.fr Domain Appears To Be Owned By Squatter Looking To Sell

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Editor’s Update: Tesla.fr redirected to the BMW i site this morning when I saw the post on the Tesla Motors Club forum, but it is no longer doing so, with only the BMW favicon still showing in the browser bar. So, I’m assuming whoever was engaging in these shenanigans apparently had a change of heart, […]

May 24th

BMW Planning To Release Long-Range Electric iNext Model In 2021…

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Despite the imminent threat that Tesla and others seem to be posing to the company, BMW apparently won’t be releasing its own long-range all-electric vehicles until 2021, going by comments made at the company’s annual shareholders meeting. If true, this means that BMW will also be lagging well behind Mercedes, and […]

May 19th

15% Of BMW Brand Sales = Electric Vehicle Sales (North America)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. We’ve been having a lot of fun with BMW lately — from visions for the i5, to news of big BMW i3 and BMW i8 range boosts, to rumors of an electric MINI Rocketman, to second-round test drives of the fun i3. I know our diverse readers span a wide spectrum when it […]

May 14th

Electric Carsharing Is A Win! Help Me Launch It In Wroclaw, Poland!!

Originally published on CleanTechnica. This article jumps into 3 things: 1) my experience using (& loving) carsharing 10–12 years ago, 2) a new study out of London on the benefits of carsharing (or “car clubs” as they call them there), 3) a short pitch to help me and another dude here in Poland launch electric carsharing in […]

May 9th

BMW i5 — What It Should Be To Compete With Tesla Model 3

Originally published on The Electric BMW i3. By Tom Moloughney Editor’s note: After writing a superb take on Tesla, the Model 3, the Supercharging network, and the auto industry’s response to Tesla these past several years, EV thought leader and early BMW ActiveE and i3 driver Tom Moloughney has written another great article detailing what he […]

May 9th

BMW i8 PHEV Refresh To Bring Bring More Power & Longer Range

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The refreshed BMW i3 all-electric car was recently unveiled — revealing that the 2017 model year of the popular electric car would feature an improved range (~114 miles per full-charge), amongst other things. Considering that the BMW i3 and the BMW i8 were released around the same time, does that mean […]

May 8th