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Battery-electric Bimmer will also get styling upgrades.

BMW looks to broaden appeal for its i3 electric vehicle with a sportier version.

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Looks like the new range could be 160 miles or so.

Updates, updates, updates.

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BMW is hoping the i3's longer range helps do the trick.

You in?

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Longer range helps BMW i3 EV boost global sales.

BMW's 2017 model-year i3 has a 114-mile single-charge range, according to the EPA.

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The classy city EV's battery size is pretty perfect for a US household.

At EVS29, BMW announces a new home energy system that uses new or old i3 battery packs.

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Price for extra EV miles is just over $100 per kWh.

The 2017 BMW i3 will cost $1,200 more than the 2016 model, but you'll get a lot more for your money.

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One BMW i3 owner says dealership education needs to be better.

BMW's lawsuit stems from range-extended i3's highway performance at low battery levels.

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Los Angeles is plugging some electric vehicles into its city fleet, including a Tesla Model S and a BMW i3.

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These Changes Put Your Warranty At Risk, Of Course

BMW i3 range-extender software for California vehicles can be tweaked to enable larger gas displacement, longer driving range.

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Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and Even VW Jetta TDI Make The List

BMW i3 tops KBB's Top 10 Green Cars list – again – with praise for the plug-in's performance and design.

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Japanese Buyers Still Need To Show Proof Of Parking, Charging Access

DVDs, movies and now the a plug-in car. In Japan, you can buy the BMW i3 electric vehicle on Amazon.

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Tear-down expert Munro & Associates analyzes BMW i3 plug-in and finds enough there to call it the best-engineered car in decades. Since the Ford Model T, in fact.

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The BMW i3, especially when wearing its Capparis White paint job, already looks a bit like some sort of futuristic escape pod launched to Earth from a spaceship. It was only a matter of time until the electric car got touched by the eager hands of a tuner to make it even more eye-popping. It is, after all, a BMW. Japanese tuner Garage Eve.Ryn appears to be the first to give the i3 the inevitable once over.

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BMW has found a receptive audience for its first batches of plug-in vehicles in the good 'ole USA. The German automaker, which started selling its first mass-produced i plug-ins in Europe late last year, will send a higher percentage of those vehicles to the US because of strong demand here, according to Automotive News, which talked with BMW executive Ian Robertson. And the Americans might cause Bimmer to speed up production, to boot.

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Brazil is a long way from the US, and the price of the BMW i3 in that South American country is even further away from what Americans pay for the same electric vehicle. But that hasn't stopped a few wealthy Brazilians from taking the plunge.

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EV Drivers Can Monitor Charging Status,

Apple unveiled details about its long-awaited Apple Watch yesterday and we now know that the $349, er, watch will be released to the public early next year. Amid the millions of features the watch has is the ability to provide real-time information on the battery charge level in a BMW i3 or i8 plug-in vehicle. The watches can also help locate the vehicles if, say, they're parked in a crowded lot. Because so many of us lose our Bimmers on a daily basis.

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US and China Sign MOU On EVs, Energy

*UPDATE: Nissan has released a video of the Leaf in Puerto Rico, so we've embedded it below.

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Gift to the world or trade bait? Tesla Motors announced this week it would open its patents for other automakers to use. That has analysts guessing whether the California-based electric-vehicle maker is looking to either swap trade secrets with other automakers or to expand the proverbial pie that represents the plug-in vehicle market. For its part, Tesla says the answer is B.

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Company says it can save EV drivers $400 a year

As electric vehicles proliferate and people try to conserve energy, moves toward smart charging seem only natural. Now, BMW is offering smarter charging, and it should mean more money in the pockets of its customers when they charge at home.

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BMW is feeling continued good vibes from its recently launched i sub-brand of plug-in vehicles. The German automaker, which started selling its i3 battery-electric vehicle in Europe late last year, is finding better-than-expected demand for both the i3 and the i8 plug-in hybrid, Automotive News Europe says, citing an interview with BMW executive Ian Robertson.

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State will discuss direct EV sales tomorrow

Everyone loves that new-car smell, but not everyone loves that new-car tax. And whoever in New Jersey thought the extended-range version of the BMW i3 plug-in would be exempt from said tax was sorely mistaken, Green Car Reports says. To paraphrase the Garden State's favorite son, Bruce Springsteen, the first kick those drivers will take is when they hit the ground.

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