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    Recalls: BMW recalling 1 Series ActiveE over bad drivetrain housing

    There are always growing pains when automakers introduce new technologies. BMW is learning this with the electric powetrain used on the 2011 BMW ActiveE. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about half of the all-electric 1 Series coupes currently in the hands of the ...

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    Official: BMW ActiveE enrollment process now open in test markets

    It isn't every day that BMW offers an electric vehicle, but the ActiveE is just that. The German luxury car maker is now accepting applications for 700 ActiveE "Electronauts" in the test markets of Boston, Hartford, New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. The hand-raisers ...

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    First Drive: 2011 BMW ActiveE

    BMW Gets Electrified, But Am I? For over a year, I've been looking for a way to get into an electric vehicle, but my options have been decidedly limited. I'm either lacking the funds (Tesla Roadster) or the alternatives have lacked character (Mitsubishi i, Focus Electric). But now there's this: ...

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    Video: BMW seeks 700 "Electronauts" for 2012 Active E test fleet

    BMW is on a mission (not from God) to create something grander than just an electric vehicle. The German automaker's stated mission is to reshape history and "redefine the boundaries of the way we live, and the way we move." The next step of the mission starts soon, using the all-electric 2012 ...

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    BMW ActiveE leasing priced at $499 a month, $2,250 down payment

    BMW has released official pricing for its latest foray into the world of electric vehicles, and compared to the rest of your EV options, the Active E is a screaming deal. Lease pricing for the 1 Series-based Active E is set at $499 a month for 24 months, with a downpayment of $2,250 due at ...

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    Geneva 2011: BMW ActiveE looking to become the Ultimate Electric Driving Machine

    BMW ActiveE - Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW showed us the ActiveE Concept back at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Now the automaker is using the Geneva Motor Show floor to roll out the latest version of its electrified 1-Series. The BMW ActiveE, following in the footsteps of the Mini E ...

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    Mini E to be phased out in a year, Coupe goes on sale this fall

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    When asked about the arrival of the production Coupe and Roadster at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mini Communication Manager Nathalie Bauters told us that the Mini Coupe "will go on sale in the fall, probably as a 2012 model year. The Roadster ...

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    BMW announces trial markets for ActiveE electric car effort

    BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The evolution of BMW's electric vehicle program, Project i, goes sort of like this: from Mini E concept to leasing that car to happy customers to the ActiveE concept to field tests of the larger sedan next year and then on to the ...

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    BMW announces one millionth 1 Series built

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    According to BMW, the 1-Series is selling like tequila at spring break. The small-scale Bimmer may not have exactly received a warm embrace from big-boned Americans, but sales of the 1 have been good enough around the globe for the ...

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    Detroit 2010: BMW ActiveE concept is all charged up and ready to go

    BMW ActiveE concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At first glance, the BMW ActiveE concept is little more than a 1 Series with a questionable paint job. Seriously, the ActiveE looks like it's been sniffing blue paint. However, should you choose to look more closely, you will ...

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    BMW trademarks "Countryman" for Mini crossover name?

    MINI Crossover Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Thanks to a few eagle-eyed BMW fans with a handy penchant for tracking trademark filings, we may know the name of the upcoming and oft-spied Mini crossover: the Countryman. If this is indeed the case, the badge would go hand-in-hand ...


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