BMW 530e plug-in hybrid on UK sale from January 2017 for £43,985

BMW 530e plug-in hybrid on UK sale from January 2017 for £43,985

In March 2017, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant of the all new BMW 5 Series (G30) will complete the range. Featuring technology derived directly from the BMW i brand, the BMW 530e iPerformance Saloon offers a dynamic driving experience with...
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Plug-in MINI Countryman confirmed

Plug-in MINI Countryman confirmed

With a plug-in hybrid option, BMW confirm they are taking the MINI Countryman to an all new level.  Based on the technology underpinning of the BMW 225xe, a model based on the Countryman chassis, buyers are now offered a more...
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BMW i8 – REVIEW

BMW i8 – REVIEW

A sports car should combine looks, power, performance and an unquantifiable fizz. When BMW set about building their flagship i8 they started from the ground up with fresh ideas. Bringing lightweight materials, with a tiny petrol engine and a heavy...
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BMW 225xe Active Tourer – REVIEW

BMW 225xe Active Tourer – REVIEW

Guest post: Dan Brook of EVIOM (With thanks to Buchanan BMW) EVIOM (Electric Vehicles Isle of Man) took one of BMW’s PHEVs for a spin recently (that’s Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle to you). This is one of the first of...
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Taking the i3 home, BMW Leipzig factory tour

Taking the i3 home, BMW Leipzig factory tour

Guest post: Keith H. During a Roadtrip across Europe, Keith and his family take their BMW i3 REX home…. STAGE 3: Maastricht – Düsseldorf – Kassel – Erfurt – Leipzig Today’s last leg is to Leipzig, just about reachable with....
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EV Adventurers drive a BMW i3 from Edinburgh to Monte Carlo and back in 60hrs

EV Adventurers drive a BMW i3 from Edinburgh to Monte Carlo and back in 60hrs

Seasoned ‘Plug in’ adventurer Christopher Ramsey, an electric vehicle enthusiast, enjoys nothing more than pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle travel and testing the UK and Europe’s EV infrastructures to the limits. After a few weeks of careful pl...
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Electric cars aim to set World Record in aid of charity

Electric cars aim to set World Record in aid of charity

Sunday 31 July 2016 kicks off a Guinness World Record attempt to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats in an electric car. A team of nine are attempting to set the record for the fastest time travelled between the two...
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BMW sees strong demand for BMWi range

BMW sees strong demand for BMWi range

Sales at the BMW Group set a new June record with a total of 227,849 vehicles delivered to customers around the world, an increase of 9.1% on the same month last year. driveEV is the UK's only online magazine dedicated...
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VIDEO: Steve, Born Electric in March 2015

VIDEO: Steve, Born Electric in March 2015

Steve from Seattle has been of our BMW i3 drivers since March 2015. So he was born electric in March 2015. Get to know him better in this film. As one of the “Born Electrics” he tells us how the...
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BMW to bring Fully Autonomous driving by 2021

BMW to bring Fully Autonomous driving by 2021

The future of automated driving promises to change lives and societies for the better. But the path to get to a fully autonomous world is complex and will require end-to-end solutions that integrate intelligence across the network, from door locks...
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