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BMW and Porsche demonstrate 450kW ultra-fast charger

Full charge in 15 minutes, 62 miles of range in less than 3

Full charge in 15 minutes, 62 miles of range in less than 3.

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Mate Rimac's e-M3 launches itself into FIA record books

A few years back, Mate Rimac replaced the internal combustion drivetrain in his 1986 BMW E30 with an electric one and dubbed it the bi-moto EV – it was originally intended it to have two motors. Then, in a quest to build the fastest electric car ever, he reconfigured that original setup four more times.

VST Conversions BWM EV gets faster, lighter, more powerful

While it was only a short four months ago when we first reported on the BMW bi-moto EV Racer, things haven't slowed down at VST Conversions. We wanted to give you an update on this one-of-a-kind electric conversion that is only getting better. Gone are the pair of power packs (one in the passenger compartment and one in the trunk) using Headway cells, and in their place is a custom-designed pack using 300 lithium iron phosphate cells. Not only smaller and more powerful, the new pack barely tips

Watch an electric BMW drag race a Tesla Roadster... and win

When most people grenade their engine, they either swap out a new one or strip their heartless car down for parts. Croatia's Mate Rimac is not most people.

VIDEO: VST Conversions blows us, competition away with BMW bi-moto EV Racer

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REPORT: BMW to focus on premium, upmarket EVs

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

SB LiMotive to supply batteries for BMW Megacity electric car

BMW is one step closer to getting its upcoming Megacity electric vehicle on the road. According to the German automaker, SB LiMotive, a 50:50 joint venture of Bosch and Samsung SDI, has been officially selected as the battery supplier for the Megacity project. Samsung, which is already a market leader in batteries for personal electronics applications, will reportedly deliver the individual lithium ion battery cells while Bosch will handle the job of assembling these cells into large-scale packs

Back in time: a gallery of BMW's electric car prototypes through the years

Historic BMW Electric Vehicles - Click for high-res image gallery

500 electric Minis coming to California

Although there may be a very small number of BMW's Mini on American roads that have already been converted by individuals or aftermarket folks to run on electricity, now the factory is going to get in the game itself. Five-hundred Minis will come off the line in Oxford, England sans drivetrain. The powerless shells will be sent to Germany painted silver with contrasting yellow roofs... what, no green motif? Workers in Munich will convert the vehicles into battery electrics, and the cars will the