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BMW i3 and i3 REx

The BMW i3 series compact hatchback is one of the most popular and best-selling electric vehicles of 2016. The BMW i3 and i3 REx is assembled at BMW’s Leipzig plant in Germany with the battery and drive train produced at the Dingolfing plant. The  2014 to 2016 models were equipped with 22kWh battery systems from Samsung, with the 2017 model year receiving a battery upgrade to a 33kWh battery capacity, increasing the range to around 120mi. The BMW i3 REx is essential a plug-in hybrid with an underpowered 647cc engine that serves as a generator for the batteries while driving.

BMW will unveil an upgrade of the BMW i3 in September 2017. No indication exists that the upgrade includes a larger battery and would be mostly style and technology based.T he 2018 BMW i3S Performance is expected to have an improved performance equal to 10 or 15 horsepower.

BMW i3 Specs

2018 BMW i3S

BMW i3S Specs wattev2Buy.com 2018 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 33.2 Battery Nominal rating kWh 27.2 Voltage V 94 Amps Ah 353 Cells Modules Efficiency Weight (kg) Cell Type SOC Cooling Cycles Battery Type Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Battery Warranty - years Battery Warranty - km Battery Warranty - miles Battery Electric Range - at constant 38mph Battery Electric Range - at constant 60km/h Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 125 Battery Electric Range - NEDC km 200 Battery Electric Range - CCM Mi Battery Electric Range - CCM km Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi Battery Electric Range - EPA km Electric Top Speed - mph 100 Electric Top Speed - km/h 160 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Acceleration 0 - 60km/h sec 3.7 Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec 6.9 Acceleration 0 - 60mph sec Acceleration 0 - 37.2mph sec Wireless Charging Direct Current Fast Charge kW Charger Efficiency Onboard Charger kW 7.4 Onboard Charger Optional kW Charging Cord - amps Charging Cord - volts LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) 3.45 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW 50 LV 3 Charge Time (min to 70%) LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) 39 LV 3 Charge Time (mi) LV 3 Charge Time (km) Supercharger Charging System kW Charger Output Charge Connector Power Outlet kW Power Outlet Amps MPGe Combined - miles MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp (Electric Max) 184 Max Power - kW (Electric Max) 135 Max Torque - lb.ft (Electric Max) Max Torque - N.m (Electric Max) 270 Drivetrain Generator Motor Type Electric Motor Manufacturer Electric Motor Output kW 75 Electric Motor Output hp 102 Transmission Electric Motor - Rear Max Power - hp (Rear) Max Power - kW (Rear) Max Torque - lb.ft (Rear) Max Torque - N.m (Rear) Electric Motor - Front Max Power - hp (Front) Max Power - kW (Front) Max Torque - lb.ft (Front) Max Torque - N.m (Front) Energy Consumption kWh/100km 14.3 Energy Consumption kWh/100miles Deposit GB Battery Lease per month EU Battery Lease per month MSRP (expected) EU MSRP (before incentives & destination) GB MSRP (before incentives & destination) US MSRP (before incentives & destination) $44,450.00 CHINA MSRP (before incentives & destination) Local Currency MSRP MSRP after incentives Vehicle Trims Doors Seating Dimensions Luggage (L) Luggage Max (L) GVWR (kg) GVWR (lbs) Curb Weight (kg) Curb Weight (lbs) Payload Capacity (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Max Load Height (m) Ground Clearance (inc) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 4006 Width (mm) 1791 Height (mm) 1590 Wheelbase (mm) 2570 Lenght (inc) 157.6 Width (inc) 70.5 Height (inc) 62.5 Wheelbase (inc) 101.1 Other Utility Factor Auto Show Unveil Availability Market Segment LCD Screen (inch) Class Safety Level Unveiled Relaunch First Delivery Chassis designed Based On AKA Self-Driving System SAE Autonomous Level Connectivity Unique Extras Incentives Home Charge Installation Public Charging Subsidy Chinese Name Model Code WEBSITE

2018 BMW i3S REx

BMW i3S Specs wattev2Buy.com 2018 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 33.2 Battery Nominal rating kWh 27.2 Voltage V 94 Amps Ah 353 Cells Modules Efficiency Weight (kg) Cell Type SOC Cooling Cycles Battery Type Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Battery Warranty - years Battery Warranty - km Battery Warranty - miles Battery Electric Range - at constant 38mph Battery Electric Range - at constant 60km/h Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 125 Battery Electric Range - NEDC km 200 Battery Electric Range - CCM Mi Battery Electric Range - CCM km Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi Battery Electric Range - EPA km Electric Top Speed - mph 100 Electric Top Speed - km/h 160 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Acceleration 0 - 60km/h sec 3.7 Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec 6.9 Acceleration 0 - 60mph sec Acceleration 0 - 37.2mph sec Wireless Charging Direct Current Fast Charge kW Charger Efficiency Onboard Charger kW 7.4 Onboard Charger Optional kW Charging Cord - amps Charging Cord - volts LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) 3.45 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW 50 LV 3 Charge Time (min to 70%) LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) 39 LV 3 Charge Time (mi) LV 3 Charge Time (km) Supercharger Charging System kW Charger Output Charge Connector Power Outlet kW Power Outlet Amps MPGe Combined - miles MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp (Electric Max) 184 Max Power - kW (Electric Max) 135 Max Torque - lb.ft (Electric Max) Max Torque - N.m (Electric Max) 270 Drivetrain Generator Motor Type Electric Motor Manufacturer Electric Motor Output kW 75 Electric Motor Output hp 102 Transmission Electric Motor - Rear Max Power - hp (Rear) Max Power - kW (Rear) Max Torque - lb.ft (Rear) Max Torque - N.m (Rear) Electric Motor - Front Max Power - hp (Front) Max Power - kW (Front) Max Torque - lb.ft (Front) Max Torque - N.m (Front) Energy Consumption kWh/100km 14.3 Energy Consumption kWh/100miles Deposit GB Battery Lease per month EU Battery Lease per month MSRP (expected) EU MSRP (before incentives & destination) GB MSRP (before incentives & destination) US MSRP (before incentives & destination) $44,450.00 CHINA MSRP (before incentives & destination) Local Currency MSRP MSRP after incentives Vehicle Trims Doors Seating Dimensions Luggage (L) Luggage Max (L) GVWR (kg) GVWR (lbs) Curb Weight (kg) Curb Weight (lbs) Payload Capacity (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Max Load Height (m) Ground Clearance (inc) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 4006 Width (mm) 1791 Height (mm) 1590 Wheelbase (mm) 2570 Lenght (inc) 157.6 Width (inc) 70.5 Height (inc) 62.5 Wheelbase (inc) 101.1 Other Utility Factor Auto Show Unveil Availability Market Segment LCD Screen (inch) Class Safety Level Unveiled Relaunch First Delivery Chassis designed Based On AKA Self-Driving System SAE Autonomous Level Connectivity Unique Extras Incentives Home Charge Installation Public Charging Subsidy Chinese Name Model Code WEBSITE

2018 BMW i3

BMW i3 Rex EREV SPECS wattev2Buy.com 2016 2017 2018 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 22 33 Battery Nominal rating kWh 18.7 27 Voltage V Amps Ah 94 Cells Modules Cooling Cycles Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Samsung SDI Battery Warranty - years Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 206.25 Battery Electric Range - NEDC km 330 Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi 68.8 97.0 Battery Electric Range - EPA km 110 155 Electric Top Speed - mph 93.75 Electric Top Speed - km/h 150 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Onboard Charger kW 7.4 LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) 16 LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) 4 6 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) Charge Connector SAE J1772 MPGe Combined - miles 111 MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp 170 Max Power - kW 125 Max Torque - lb.ft 184 Max Torque - N.m 250 Electric Motor Rear Electric Motor Front Electric Motor Output Transmission Energy Consumption kWh/100km MSRP (before incentives & destination) $48,350 Vehicle Doors Seating Dimensions GVWR (kg) Curb Weight (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 3999 Width (mm) 1775 Height (mm) 1578 Wheelbase (mm) 2570 Lenght (inc) 157.3 Width (inc) 69.8 Height (inc) 62.1 Wheelbase (inc) 101.1 Other Market Class First Delivery Safety Level Combustion Extended Range - mile 180 Extended Range - km 288 ICE Max Power - hp ICE Max Power - kW ICE Max Torque - lb.ft ICE Max Torque - N.m ICE Top speed - mph ICE Top speed - km/h ICE Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec ICE MPGe Combined - miles 35 ICE MPGe Combined - km ICE MPGe City - miles ICE MPGe City - km ICE MPGe Highway - miles ICE MPGe Highway - km ICE Transmission ICE Fuel Consumption l/100km ICE Emission Rating ICE Emissions CO2/mi grams ICE Emissions CO2/km grams Total System Max Power - hp Max Power - kW Max Torque - lb.ft Max Torque - N.m Fuel Consumption l/100km MPGe Combined - miles wattev2Buy.com 2015 2016 2017 2018 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 22 33 33.2 Battery Nominal rating kWh 18.7 27 27.2 Voltage V 240 353 Amps Ah 94 94 Cells Modules Cooling Cycles Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Samsung SDI Battery Warranty - years Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 125 200 Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi 80.0 114.0 Battery Electric Range - EPA km 128 180 Electric Top Speed - mph 93.75 Electric Top Speed - km/h 150 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Onboard Charger kW 7.4 LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) 16 10 LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) 4 6 3.45 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW 50 LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) 39 Charge Connector SAE J1772 MPGe Combined - miles 118 MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles 137 129 MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles 111 106 MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp 170 Max Power - kW 125 Max Torque - lb.ft 184 Max Torque - N.m 250 Electric Motor Rear Electric Motor Front Electric Motor Output 75 Transmission Energy Consumption kWh/100km MSRP (before incentives & destination) $42,400 $44,595 Vehicle Doors Seating Dimensions GVWR (kg) Curb Weight (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 3999 4011 Width (mm) 1775 1775 Height (mm) 1578 1598 Wheelbase (mm) 2570 2570 Lenght (inc) 157.3 157.8 Width (inc) 69.8 69.8 Height (inc) 62.1 62.9 Wheelbase (inc) 101.1 101.1 Other Market Class First Delivery Safety Level

2018 BMW i3 REx

BMW i3 Rex EREV SPECS wattev2Buy.com 2016 2017 2018 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 22 33 Battery Nominal rating kWh 18.7 27 Voltage V Amps Ah 94 Cells Modules Cooling Cycles Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Samsung SDI Battery Warranty - years Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 206.25 Battery Electric Range - NEDC km 330 Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi 68.8 97.0 Battery Electric Range - EPA km 110 155 Electric Top Speed - mph 93.75 Electric Top Speed - km/h 150 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Onboard Charger kW 7.4 LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) 16 LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) 4 6 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) Charge Connector SAE J1772 MPGe Combined - miles 111 MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp 170 Max Power - kW 125 Max Torque - lb.ft 184 Max Torque - N.m 250 Electric Motor Rear Electric Motor Front Electric Motor Output Transmission Energy Consumption kWh/100km MSRP (before incentives & destination) $48,350 Vehicle Doors Seating Dimensions GVWR (kg) Curb Weight (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 3999 Width (mm) 1775 Height (mm) 1578 Wheelbase (mm) 2570 Lenght (inc) 157.3 Width (inc) 69.8 Height (inc) 62.1 Wheelbase (inc) 101.1 Other Market Class First Delivery Safety Level Combustion Extended Range - mile 180 Extended Range - km 288 ICE Max Power - hp ICE Max Power - kW ICE Max Torque - lb.ft ICE Max Torque - N.m ICE Top speed - mph ICE Top speed - km/h ICE Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec ICE MPGe Combined - miles 35 ICE MPGe Combined - km ICE MPGe City - miles ICE MPGe City - km ICE MPGe Highway - miles ICE MPGe Highway - km ICE Transmission ICE Fuel Consumption l/100km ICE Emission Rating ICE Emissions CO2/mi grams ICE Emissions CO2/km grams Total System Max Power - hp Max Power - kW Max Torque - lb.ft Max Torque - N.m Fuel Consumption l/100km MPGe Combined - miles

2017 BMW i3

BMW i3 EV wattev2Buy.com 2015 2016 2017 2018 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 22 33 33.2 Battery Nominal rating kWh 18.7 27 27.2 Voltage V 240 353 Amps Ah 94 94 Cells Modules Cooling Cycles Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Samsung SDI Battery Warranty - years Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 125 200 Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi 80.0 114.0 Battery Electric Range - EPA km 128 180 Electric Top Speed - mph 93.75 Electric Top Speed - km/h 150 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Onboard Charger kW 7.4 LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) 16 10 LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) 4 6 3.45 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW 50 LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) 39 Charge Connector SAE J1772 MPGe Combined - miles 118 MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles 137 129 MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles 111 106 MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp 170 Max Power - kW 125 Max Torque - lb.ft 184 Max Torque - N.m 250 Electric Motor Rear Electric Motor Front Electric Motor Output 75 Transmission Energy Consumption kWh/100km MSRP (before incentives & destination) $42,400 $44,595 Vehicle Doors Seating Dimensions GVWR (kg) Curb Weight (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 3999 4011 Width (mm) 1775 1775 Height (mm) 1578 1598 Wheelbase (mm) 2570 2570 Lenght (inc) 157.3 157.8 Width (inc) 69.8 69.8 Height (inc) 62.1 62.9 Wheelbase (inc) 101.1 101.1 Other Market Class First Delivery Safety Level

2017 BMW i3 REx

BMW i3 Rex EREV SPECS wattev2Buy.com 2016 2017 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 22 33 Battery Nominal rating kWh 18.7 27 Voltage V Amps Ah 94 Cells Modules Cooling Cycles Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Samsung SDI Battery Warranty - years Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi Battery Electric Range - NEDC km Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi 68.8 97.0 Battery Electric Range - EPA km 110 155 Electric Top Speed - mph 93.75 Electric Top Speed - km/h 150 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Onboard Charger kW 7.4 LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) 16 LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) 4 6 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) Charge Connector SAE J1772 MPGe Combined - miles 111 MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp 170 Max Power - kW 125 Max Torque - lb.ft 184 Max Torque - N.m 250 Electric Motor Rear Electric Motor Front Electric Motor Output Transmission Energy Consumption kWh/100km MSRP (before incentives & destination) $48,350 Vehicle Doors Seating Dimensions GVWR (kg) Curb Weight (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 3999 Width (mm) 1775 Height (mm) 1578 Wheelbase (mm) 2570 Lenght (inc) 157.3 Width (inc) 69.8 Height (inc) 62.1 Wheelbase (inc) 101.1 Other Market Class First Delivery Safety Level Combustion Extended Range - mile 180 Extended Range - km 288 ICE Max Power - hp ICE Max Power - kW ICE Max Torque - lb.ft ICE Max Torque - N.m ICE Top speed - mph ICE Top speed - km/h ICE Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec ICE MPGe Combined - miles 35 ICE MPGe Combined - km ICE MPGe City - miles ICE MPGe City - km ICE MPGe Highway - miles ICE MPGe Highway - km ICE Transmission ICE Fuel Consumption l/100km ICE Emission Rating ICE Emissions CO2/mi grams ICE Emissions CO2/km grams Total System Max Power - hp Max Power - kW Max Torque - lb.ft Max Torque - N.m Fuel Consumption l/100km MPGe Combined - miles

2016 BMW i3 REx

wattev2Buy.com 2015 2016 2017 2018 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 22 33 33.2 Battery Nominal rating kWh 18.7 27 27.2 Voltage V 240 353 Amps Ah 94 94 Cells Modules Cooling Cycles Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Samsung SDI Battery Warranty - years Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 125 200 Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi 80.0 114.0 Battery Electric Range - EPA km 128 180 Electric Top Speed - mph 93.75 Electric Top Speed - km/h 150 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Onboard Charger kW 7.4 LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) 16 10 LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) 4 6 3.45 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW 50 LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) 39 Charge Connector SAE J1772 MPGe Combined - miles 118 MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles 137 129 MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles 111 106 MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp 170 Max Power - kW 125 Max Torque - lb.ft 184 Max Torque - N.m 250 Electric Motor Rear Electric Motor Front Electric Motor Output 75 Transmission Energy Consumption kWh/100km MSRP (before incentives & destination) $42,400 $44,595 Vehicle Doors Seating Dimensions GVWR (kg) Curb Weight (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 3999 4011 Width (mm) 1775 1775 Height (mm) 1578 1598 Wheelbase (mm) 2570 2570 Lenght (inc) 157.3 157.8 Width (inc) 69.8 69.8 Height (inc) 62.1 62.9 Wheelbase (inc) 101.1 101.1 Other Market Class First Delivery Safety Level

2015 BMW i3

BMW i3 EV wattev2Buy.com 2015 2016 2017 2018 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 22 33 33.2 Battery Nominal rating kWh 18.7 27 27.2 Voltage V 240 353 Amps Ah 94 94 Cells Modules Cooling Cycles Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Samsung SDI Battery Warranty - years Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 125 200 Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi 80.0 114.0 Battery Electric Range - EPA km 128 180 Electric Top Speed - mph 93.75 Electric Top Speed - km/h 150 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Onboard Charger kW 7.4 LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) 16 10 LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) 4 6 3.45 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW 50 LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) 39 Charge Connector SAE J1772 MPGe Combined - miles 118 MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles 137 129 MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles 111 106 MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp 170 Max Power - kW 125 Max Torque - lb.ft 184 Max Torque - N.m 250 Electric Motor Rear Electric Motor Front Electric Motor Output 75 Transmission Energy Consumption kWh/100km MSRP (before incentives & destination) $42,400 $44,595 Vehicle Doors Seating Dimensions GVWR (kg) Curb Weight (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 3999 4011 Width (mm) 1775 1775 Height (mm) 1578 1598 Wheelbase (mm) 2570 2570 Lenght (inc) 157.3 157.8 Width (inc) 69.8 69.8 Height (inc) 62.1 62.9 Wheelbase (inc) 101.1 101.1 Other Market Class First Delivery Safety Level

BMW-i3

BMW i3 EV SALES

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THE BMW i3 IN THE NEWS

Week 47 2017 - Massive BMW i3 recall

BMW USA issued a stop-sell of new BMW i3 EVs and recall of all BMW i3 models sold in the country from 2014 to 2018. The call-back only affects BMW i3’s in the USA due to the iconic electric car not complying with the stringent National Highway Safety Administration’s safety specifications. The recall will affect over 30,000 BMW i3’s out of nearly 100,000 sold worldwide. The BMW i3 and i3 REx failed to meet the specifications in a frontal crash test for female’s with a height of 1.51 (5 feet) meters and weighing 50kg (110 pounds) not wearing safety belts. Such an eventuality might sound absurd especially in countries where the wearing of safety belts is required by law. However, in the USA state of New Hampshire, the wearing of safety belts is not enforced by law. Compliance tests by BMW came in below the threshold but are inconsistent with the transport agency’s test leaving the problem unresolved for the moment with no immediate solution.

Week 45 2017 - BMW i3S coming to USA in November

BMW announced the world premiere of a new electric vehicle during the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. The German automaker committed to bringing 12 pure electric vehicles and 13 PHEV to market by 2025. The press conference for the unveiling will be on the 29th of November at 8:50 AM. The company gave no further information on the new vehicle. BMW will also unveil the BMW i-Vision Dynamics Concept, the Mini Concept and the new BMW i3S to the US market.

Week 38 2017 - 2018 BMW i3 range increase

According to BMW Blog, BMW will upgrade the facelifted BMW i3 shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show earlier this month, with a 120Ah battery in 2018, up from the current 94Ah. The upgrade will be the third since the launch of the popular electric vehicle which has sold close to 100,000 units internationally since 2014. Sales of the BMW i3 has, however, reach a plateau from its high in 2015 as lower-priced EVs with longer ranges encroaches on the BMW i3. The upgrade, according to BMW Blog, will consist of a 42.5kWh battery, from Samsung SDI we assume. The BMW i3 facelift will also be available in a 3rd model variant in addition to the REx, the BMW i3s. The BMW i3s offers better driving dynamics.

In related news, VW updated the 2017 e-Golf with a 36kWh battery, increasing its range to 125 miles.

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Week 12 2017 - Honda Clarity no match for BMW i3

Honda is setting itself up for failure with this week’s announcement that the much anticipated mid-sized 2018 Honda Clarity EV will only have an 80-mile range. Despite being a mid-size sedan, with the obvious space benefit it brings, the car will not even compete with smaller compact sedans and hatchbacks, such as the 2017 BMW i3 (114 miles), Nissan Leaf (107 miles) and the VW e-Golf (125 miles). The Honda Clarity EV’s direct competitors in the $30,000 to $35,000 price range, the Hyundai Ionic (124miles) and Tesla Model 3 (200 miles), will put it to shame.

2016 Week 48 - BMW i3 and BMW unveils new charging service

BMW unveiled its new BMW Digital Charging Service (DCS) optimizes charging technology for the BMW i and BMW iPerformance vehicles through the BMW i Wallbox. The DCS platform provides autonomous and intelligent charging optimization through tariff and solar vehicle charging. The DCS service will initially be available for the German and Dutch markets from early 2017.In other news, BMW announced that it would release a new version of the BMW i3 in 2017. Reuters reported that the automaker expects the 2018 model of the BMW i3 to have a range well above the current 300km of the 2017 model, which is already a 50% increase on the 2016 model.

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