BMW plans to add a roadster version of the i8 within two years. The plug-in hybrid sports car went topless as a concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, and has been repeatedly delayed for production since then. Now, without offering any other details, BMW CEO Harald Krueger says it will join the lineup in 2018. Krueger does, however, say that orders for the latest i3 with increased range are "very positive." Read more at Automotive News Europe.
GM is expanding its Maven carsharing service to San Francisco. It is the ninth market for Maven, and the location puts it into competition with the likes of Zipcar and Getaround. GM is hoping to capture the business of younger drivers who are more interested in access to cars than actual ownership. "Either GM spends money to convince someone who doesn't want a car to buy a car, or spends it getting into another business," says Maven COO Dan Grossman, though getting GM's cars in the hands of prospective owners is another benefit of the program. Read more at Automotive News.