BMW announced this week a more than €300 million expansion of its Leipzig factory, which will enable an annual production capacity increase by “approx. 100,000 units.”It will include a 54% increase of BMW i vehicle production, BMW’s electric vehicle brand. While it’s a significant increase percentage-wise, BMW i production still only represents a small fraction
(REPOST: InsideEVs)First off, the 33.2 kWh battery that became available in 2017 makes the i3 a real 100-mile EV. While that may not exactly be considered anything special for 2018, when there are cars like the Bolt and Model 3 with 200 – 300 miles of electric range, coming from my 2014 i3 REx, the
(REPOST: Inside EVs) BMW has just reached the ‘coming of age’ milestone of producing it 100,000th i3 from the company’s assembly facility in Leipzig, Germany. The i3 has been produced there since late 2013, and recently received a quasi-face lift for the 2018 model year and also the introduction of the slightly sportier i3s version (and
A quick walkaround video of an autonomous BMW i3 electric car I spotted at the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle show 2017 at Millbrook. The autonomous tech is from Oxford Technical Solutions.
On Wednesday we had to travel to Birmingham for the Challenge Cup event. We left Northampton in my BMW i3 at about 11am. We went cross country and via the A14 to avoid the M1 roadworks.