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Why this could be the perfect time for Apple to make a car play

Quiet on the car front, cash-flush — and the market's ripe for disruption

Quiet on the car front, cash-flush — and the market's ripe for disruption

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Sportier BMW i3 variant coming as soon as 2018

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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More range, different face in store for new BMW i3 in 2017

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

Updates, updates, updates.

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BMW wants to sell 100,000 plug-ins next year

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

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BMW i3 battery upgrade officially boosts range to 114 miles

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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BMW i introduces home energy storage using i3 batteries

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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2017 BMW i3 gets $1,200 price increase for new, bigger battery

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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BMW i3 range-extender lawsuit supports Tesla's store argument

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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City of LA's electric vehicle fleet adds Tesla Model S, BMW i3

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

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BMW i3 REx can be hacked to offer more miles, AM radio

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.

These are KBB's Top Ten Green Cars for 2015

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.

In Japan, you can buy your a BMW i3 on Amazon [UPDATE2]

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.

BMW i3 called 'most revolutionary car' since Ford Model T

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.

BMW i3 gets tuner treatment from Eve.Ryn

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 ready to bring more i3, i8 plug-ins to US

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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A BMW i3 will cost you $100,000 in Brazil

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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Apple Watch watches your BMW i3, i8

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.

Recharge Wrap-up: Nissan Leaf in Puerto Rico, BMW i3 REx tax-free in NJ, BC2BC cancelled [UPDATE]

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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What does the open patents deal mean for Tesla ... and BMW?

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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BMW Smart Charging App helps drivers charge for less

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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