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It's only a problem in a very specific situation.

Wear your seat belt.

Buying Guide

Making sense of these three high-tech powertrains.

If you're shopping for a new vehicle these days, there's a litany of acronyms, buzzwords, and technobabble to further complicate an already difficult decision. But if you're looking at a green powertrain, you have three basic choices to compare: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and "EV" or, electric vehicle.

Opinion

Inherent i3 flaws aren't addressed. A Chevy Bolt SS would be a better idea.

Hot EVs have potential, hopefully other carmakers see that.

Official

The i3 gets a makeover, and a sportier variant.

We'll see them in the flesh in Frankfurt.

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Green

BMW's battery packs take to the high seas.

Apparently, electricity and water do mix.

Podcast

We flew to New Zealand just to drive a truck.

Rumormill

A new, flexible platform will take the place of the i5.

Opinion

In the long run, US automakers could get left behind

German and Japanese automakers and companies like Tesla will reap the rewards.

Recalls

2014-2017 model years are affected.

The fuel tank vent line for the range extender can chafe and leak.

Green

New website 'certifies' local charging-station installers

BMW and California-based software maker QMerit collaborate on www.bmwcharging.com, which lists certified charging-station installers.

Green

The Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius Prime are still the safest plug-in picks.

There will be no Top Safety Pick awards for these luxury EVs.

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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.

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