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  1. Five Disguised Hybid BMWs came through Hotchkiss, CO

    BMW
    I met 5 heavily disguised camo-painted BMW's today on Colorado 92 going west after touring the Gunnnison Black Canyon Overlook. The pilot BMW had a lot of electronics and a German National driving. The smaller cars had Hybrid Test Car stickers below the California plates. I will try and...
  2. National Drive EV Philly Sept 19 @ Tesla of Devon

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    NDEW Philly Sept 19 noon to 5 pm @Tesla Devon We will be hosting NDEW 2015 @ Tesla of Devon on Sept 19 noon to 5. Bring your Volt, SparkEV, Bolt tester!, and other EVs from Tesla, Nissan, BMW, Porsche, Ford, VW, Zero, et al...Looking for volunteers as well. Register @...
  3. BMW, VW Partner on Electric Car DC Charging Stations

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    BMW and Volkswagen announced they are teaming up and working with ChargePoint to create nearly 100 DC fast charge electric vehicle charging stations along heavily traveled roads on the East and West Coasts. Each station is expected to include up to two 50 kW direct current Fast chargers, or 24...
  4. Trade BMW for Volt?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hi Everyone, Long time lurker here. Parents are Volt owners and they love it. I wanted to get some advice from some of the folks on this board regarding a car decision I am trying to make. I recently moved to Washington, DC from California and own a 2007 335i coupe with 92K miles on it. I have...
  5. A certain upcoming PHEV 4D hatch will get >60mi in EV mode...

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Remember this poll that showed what cars people had before their Volt? ... and that BMW was well-represented? Well, BMW certainly does. And they're not giving up without a fight. Here's an article about their new Volt fighter. I'm still pro-Volt, but when companies compete, consumers win...
  6. Justifying the i3 REx

    BMW
    Here is yet another article written to explain and justify the i3 REx as a prudent choice for an EV without limitations: http://bmwi3.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-i3-rex-one-owners-thoughts-on-bevx.html Unfortunately, the author resorts to comparing it with and bashing the Volt in order to make...
  7. From autos.yahoo.com - BMW crushed ActiveE BEVs...

    BMW
    I'm surprised BMW decided to crush these ActiveEs. There are several MINI Es that weren't crushed, and undergoing V2G (vehicle to grid) research at the moment. https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/bmw-caught-crushing-its-activee-electric-test-cars-194553996.html +++++++++ More info ++++++...
  8. BMW Suffers Big Setback Against Tesla in California

    BMW
    I guess they can only carpool with the Volts :p http://www.thestreet.com/story/12221040/1/bmw-suffers-big-setback-against-tesla-in-california.html
  9. BMW i3

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Just read this: http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/Search-Results/First-drives/BMW-i3-2013-electric-car-test-ride/?content-block=0 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...
  10. BMW i8 Spyder concept

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    http://www.detroitnews.com/videonetwork/2083904843001/BMW-i8-Spyder-concept http://www.bmw-i.com/en_ww/bmw-i8/ SPIFFY!
  11. 3 Series Owner Debating Leasing A Volt - Need Help

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    Hi everyone, I currently finance a 2010 BMW 328xi that has 28,000 miles on it. My commute to work is approximately 30 miles, and I only get about 19-20 mpg combined. For the last month or so I've been toying with notion of leasing a Volt. I recently test drove the Volt and immediately fell in...
  12. 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 worldcarfans.com. 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...
  13. Fender Dented in Parking Lot, Like new in 2 Hrs.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Washing my Volt this past weekend I noticed the passenger side fender has a new shape. Yup, a vertical dent with a slight crease likely caused by someone whacking my car with their door. Sadness. I googled "paintless dent repair", "paintless dent removal" and found a few local listings. I...
  14. How is the transition to electric cars going?

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    "The main issue is going to be getting Americans beyond the No. 1 fear about electric cars: "range anxiety," says Rosanna Garcia, a marketing professor at Northeastern University in Boston who studies innovations and what keeps people from adopting them."...
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