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  1. Newbie - choosing between volt, bmw i3, and tesla M3

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Greetings from Los Angeles! I'm tired of giving my money to the oil companies. They are singlehandedly endangering the human race, they've been lying to us for years, filling our government with their puppets, and polluting our world so they they can enrich themselves. I want to vote against...
  2. BMW i3 redesign for 2017, slight range increase

    BMW will rework the front and rear of the i3 and equip the car with a new battery to increase its range sometime in 2017. The range increase will be somewhere less than 50%. In other words, it will be less range than the Bolt EV or the Model 3. And base model will be priced higher. BMW is...
  3. Second Thoughts on BMW i3 for a Volt

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Ok in April I traded in my 2014 Chevy Volt for a 2014 BMWi3. Now that I have been driving it for a few months I have lost the "fever" for a new car. Well I wish I had my Volt back. Wehy..the i3 is a great EV but I have found a few faults I believe the Volt is far superior. First the...
  4. Want to buy a BMW i3 from Amazon? Now you can.

    First it was books, then household products, now you can buy an electric car from online shopping giant Amazon. The Japanese unit of German auto giant BMW has started selling its i3 electric models on
  5. NY Times' Video Review of the BMW i3

    The NY Times' Video Review of the BMW i3 runs just under 5 minutes. The reviewer's narrative is also presented as text at this same page. The NY Times uses a tiered subscription model...
  6. EV Fest 2014 Electric Vehicle Show is On this Sunday: June 15th

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    EV Fest 2014 Electric Vehicle Show Details fully online here: Join us on Fathers Day Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 27 Hwy 5 West, North Wentworth Community Centre Flamborough (Hamilton), Ontario At EV Fest 2014 You will see Electric Vehicles (EV's) New for 2014...
  7. What would convince you to buy an ELR?

    Buying, Leasing and Selling - Cadillac ELR
    My Volt lease ended three weeks ago, and I'm just sitting on the sidelines. Before GM settled on its current ELR pricing scheme, I once fancied the idea that I would get into the Caddy once the Volt lease ended. So the question I pose to you, loving Volt owners, is what would it take to get you...
  8. BMW i3 crash test video....

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Here's a video showing the i3 being crashed at all angles..... Tablets & Phones click here: MrEnergyCzar
  9. BMW i3 production shows spectacular engineering details

    I found these videos of the BMW i3 EV production totally fascinating, 90 minutes well spent: Part 1: Carbon fiber parts, battery bay assembly Part 2: Transmission, Electric motor, carbon fiber body parts, dashboard Part 3: Body Assembly, Side panel production, heat curing, painting Part 4...
  10. Simple question no one seems to answer....

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    It's a shame to have to post this here but for weeks no one outside of here has answered the following question regarding the I3. Is the I3 performance the same when driving in range extender mode as it is in the Volt when using the range extender?... Not sure why that's such a difficult...
  11. Motorcycle chasing BMW I3 in the wild... looks very fast...

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    If the I3 can do this with the range extender on, they could compete well with the Volt and have a winner... I assume it can't.... anyone know? Great video. Phones & Tablets: MrEnergyCzar
  12. New BMW i3 range extended EV misses the point of a generator

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Not having the generator provide enough power for similar performance to EV mode seems a little off the mark. This would just cause more range anxiety instead of eliminating it.
  13. BMW i3

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Just read this: Pretty impressive performance. One report say's 0-60 in 7.2 sec and the other in 7.3 so it sounds legit. The writer was even more impressed with the handling and...
  14. My Latest Electric Car News Video.....MrEnergyCzar

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Here's my latest EV & Energy News video.... MrEnergyCzar
  15. BMW i3 to use motorcycle engine for range-extender option

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    BMW’s pending i3 all-electric car will offer an optional 2-cylinder motorcycle-derived engine stuffed in the trunk area to extend range to 250 miles. The vehicle is now on display in Detroit and the configuration is akin to that of the Chevy Volt and more closely to the Fisker Karma, as the...
  16. BMW i3 EREV pictured for the first time

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    A BMW i3 with the range extender option was pictured for the first time by For those unfamiliar with the i3, the base car will be a pure EV with a 90-100 mile EPA range rating. You can also order it with a range extender as an option(no official word on pricing yet but it's...
  17. BMW releases news of its extended-range i3 and i8 plug-in due in 2013

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Is the Bavarian maker of “Ultimate Driving Machines” going to become the maker of the ultimate Volt-inspired expressions of advanced mobility? Last week BMW caught observers by surprise by announcing it would make available an optional range-extending engine to its pending...