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All-electric BMW 5 Series, 7 Series, and X1 are coming

The iX and i4 aren’t the only all-electric BMW models coming. At its 2021 Media Day Conference, the German brand has announced the full extent of its electrification offensive. By 2023, BMW plans to have an EV for 90 percent of the segment that it competes in. “We are consciously adopting a broad approach with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
BMW debuts electric 2022 BMW i4 sports sedan

The production 2022 BMW i4 has been unveiled and it looks similar to the upcoming 4 Series Gran Coupe. That means the all-electric four-door sedan sports a swoopy, coupe-like roofline, giving the car a long, lean look. Key design cues include blue exterior accents, aerodynamic-looking alloy wheels, and a massive kidney grille that’s partially closed. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
BMW debuts 2022 iX models, provides preliminary U.S. pricing on xDrive50 model

BMW has announced more information on its upcoming iX all-electric crossover. One of the highlights is the manufacturing process because the 2022 iX will be produced sustainably. That means the factory building the car will be powered by renewable energy. Material components are all recycled and take into consideration people’s allergies by placing bits with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
BMW’s iDrive 8 interface is now your in-car digital assistant

BMW has revealed the latest version of its iDrive multimedia interface that will first debut on the iX and i4 battery-electric vehicles. Called iDrive 8, the system has been optimized for speech andtouch screenn controls. Building on the digital assistant function that first appeared on iDrive 7, the system now understands natural language and will […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
17 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — PHEVs — for first time owners

Plug-in hybrid vehicles are a great way to get a taste of electrified motoring without the range anxiety. The ability to travel set distances strictly in EV mode lets you choose when to drive emissions-free while the gas engine retains a car’s long-distance driving capability. The thought of a new car that runs on gas […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/12/2021
22 new or updated hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles coming to market in 2021

Electrification doesn’t mean only more battery-electric vehicles entering the market. They also include hybrids in both plug-in and self-charging flavors. Automakers are rolling hybrids out in droves as part of the industry’s move away from internal combustion engines. Both mainstream and luxury brands all offer hybrids and plug-in hybrids in different flavors, meaning there’s something […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/8/2021
BMW i7 could be the most powerful 7 Series: Report

The next-generation BMW 7 Series is on the way and based on a report from Germany, the most powerful variant won’t wear an M badge. According to AutoBild, the all-electric i7 could have the most potent powertrain in the lineup, sporting 650 hp. That would be the highest output version of the car, which should […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/4/2021
18 new or updated EVs coming to market in 2021

The year 2021 will be a major one for battery-electric vehicles. Automakers will start releasing their opening salvo of dedicated EVs, signaling the continued move toward electrification across both mainstream and luxury segments. Most of these vehicles are rated for over 200 miles of range or are expected to go longer than that on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/2/2021
Alternating Currents: New year and new president brings new optimism

I know we’re just under three weeks into 2021, but this year feels like a really important one for electric propulsion. For at least the last five years I’ve been repeating this mantra over and over every January, but I swear there’s real change in the air right now. It’s not just hopeful optimism. There […]

by Bradley Brownell
1/20/2021
Stop and watch the insanity that is BMW’s latest iDrive video for the BMW iX

As we reported, BMW is showing off its new iDrive system at this week’s virtual CES show. Debuting in the iX electric crossover, the system is the culmination of all of BMW’s tech with a new, always-connected interface. To help show it off a bit, BMW created a video. While we’re not sure if in […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021