A hundred BMW i3 owners in California are receiving $1,000 to take part in a pilot program to delay charging their EVs during peak hours. At the end of the 18-month test, even more money could be on the way to them.
Following a complaint from Consumer Reports, BMW has issued a software upgrade to the range-extended i3 model that alerts the driver of a low state of charge that could affect the vehicle's acceleration.
Lexus will run a 30-second spot for the NX during this year's Super Bowl, while BMW announces it will be showcasing the i3 in a 60-second spot. Four other carmakers have announced plans to join the party, down from 11 carmakers who advertised during last year's event.