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Upshall: Innovative on and off the ice with his new BMW i8

The BMW i8 makes no excuses about its next-level styling and technology. Conceived in BMW’s Munich-based skunkworks, we’ve been following the story of BMW’s rolling plug-in hybrid phenomenon for some time now and seeing the results of those efforts (on the street no less) has been satisfying. It was obvious that the hype for the new BMW i8 was mounting back in summer 2014, when the first i8 Concours Edition sold at auction for a staggering $825,000! Since then, deliveries of the standard model have started and one fortunate Florida…

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2015 NAIAS: Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept gets 200 mile all-electric range

Besides debuting the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, General Motors showed up to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with the new Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept, which is a hint at a future production model. General Motors says that the Chevrolet Bolt EV is designed to offer more than 200 miles with a price tag starting around $30,000. “The Bolt EV concept is a game-changing electric vehicle designed for attainability, not exclusivity,” said General Motors CEO Mary Barra. “Chevrolet believes electrification is a pillar of future transportation and needs to be affordable for a…

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BMW i3 Production Starts Today

BMW i3 production started today at the BMW factory in Leipzig, Germany. And to make it even more green, production of BMW’s first i3 is aided by power from wind turbines. According to BMW production chief Harald Krüger, “We require 50% less energy and 70% less water, and source the electric energy for production of the BMW i models CO2-free from the wind turbines at the plant.” Much of this reduction in energy use is due to the increased use of carbon fiber in the i3, which is sourced from the…

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car details released

While the full production BMW i8 won’t make its official debut until the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show next month, BMW has dropped all the details along with images of the running prototype. According to BMW, the i8 plug-in hybrid is the ‘most progressive sports car of our time’ and is a new take on the ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’ motto. Let’s take a quick peek at what the BMW i8’s running gear consists of: A turbocharged 1.5-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine mated to BMW eDrive electric motor. The engine pumps…

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BMW i3 fully unveiled, promises to be an ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’

BMW has officially revealed all the details and images of the new i3 electric car. The i3 goes on sale in the United States during the second quarter of 2014 with prices starting at $41,350, before any federal or state incentives, and before Destination & Handling fee (currently $925). “The new all-electric BMW i3 is a landmark in BMW’s mission to provide a completely sustainable, electric vehicle that still stays true to the Ultimate Driving Machine moniker,” BMW said in a statement. “The BMW i3 is the first product of…

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