bmw i3

What You Need to Know About the 2015 BMW i3

By David Thomas on January 26, 2015


BMW takes a giant leap into the electric-vehicle game with this little city car. Here's a quick reference guide:   Snapshot Starting price: $43,350, including a destination fee Competes with: Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV On sale: Now… Read More

What You Need to Know About the 2015 BMW i3

By David Thomas on January 26, 2015

BMW takes a giant leap into the electric-vehicle game with this little city car. Here's a quick reference guide:   Snapshot Starting price: $43,350, including a destination fee Competes with: Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV On sale: Now… Read More

Partnership Aims to Create EV Charging 'Corridors'

By Aaron Bragman on January 23, 2015

In a bid to try to mitigate range anxiety as a reason for consumer avoidance of electric vehicles, BMW and Volkswagen have announced that they're teaming up with EV charging station network provider ChargePoint to create new charging "corridors" along… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014 BMW i3, Mini Cooper Hardtop

By Matt Schmitz on September 9, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 30 model-year 2014 BMW i3 electric vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, and Mini Cooper Hardtop cars manufactured between Feb. 2 and May 30, 2014 The Problem: The airbag inflator may not have been assembled correctly, preventing the… Read More

Top 10 Urban Cars

By Kelsey Mays on August 11, 2014

From squeezing between a Dumpster and a wall to holding your breath as a bus hard aports past your bumper, cities can be an automotive minefield. And cars are often the casualties. Need proof? Look no further than auto insurance… Read More

Volt Versus All: How Does Chevy's Plug-in Hold Up Against the Plug-In Competition?

By Aaron Bragman on July 2, 2014

Cars.com owned one of the earliest Chevrolet Volts in the country for more than a year and experienced the highs and lows of ownership. I've had my own Bow-Tie brand plug-in for nearly two years, and I've routinely been one of… Read More

More Electric Cars Than Ever, Still Not Available Everywhere

By Rick Popely on March 11, 2014

As more manufacturers introduce electric cars, these battery-powered vehicles are becoming something people see on the road every day. At least in some parts of the country, they are. More Alternative Fuel News The number of purely electric vehicles offered… Read More

2014 BMW i3: First Drive

By Aaron Bragman on November 27, 2013

Electric vehicles have been around for several years now, which means that we're starting to see more automakers jump into the segment, like BMW. Its 2014 i3 is a subcompact four-seat EV from an automaker better known for its luxury… Read More

2014 BMW i3 Up Close, Photo Gallery

By David Thomas on September 17, 2013

I keep forgetting the BMW i3 is a real car. It's not that my brain can't distinguish between concept and production models, but I was thrown for a loop when I learned this electric car will be on sale in… Read More

Top 10 Worst Auto Industry Names

By Kelsey Mays on August 15, 2013

The auto industry has its share of bad names, and we're not talking bad car names. No, these are bad industry names: drivetrains, technologies or trim-naming schemes that leave car shoppers scratching their heads, rolling their eyes or just plain… Read More

2014 BMW i3: First Look

By Aaron Bragman on July 29, 2013

Competes with: Chevrolet Spark EV, Fiat 500e, Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt Looks like: Pablo Picasso's vision of a Fiat 500L Drivetrain: 170-hp electric motor, rear-wheel drive, 22-kwh lithium-ion battery Hits dealerships: Early 2014 The first round of electric vehicles has… Read More