The ones that planted the flag
It looked like a Martian amphibian, but really, the Leaf was always just an ordinary Japanese hatch. Easy to drive and easy to own. And of course, despite the complex, pioneering drive system, utterly reliable. Sold around the world-and built in
They use the same battery as the i3
It can't be reasoned with. It can't be bargained with. It doesn't feel pity or remorse or fear, and it absolutely will not stop...until it has safely delivered up to one ton's worth of palleted goods safely
See how carmakers have strengthened their commitment to alternative-fuel vehicles
Arguably the world's first truly mass-market, mass-produced, purpose-built EV, the normal-looking Leaf arrived in 2010. In the last decade, Nissan has shifted almost half-a-million of the things (last year, it was the best-selling EV
How does it fare against newer, more affordable EVs?
Another new i3?Yup, another. In its brief life, the i3 has had an improved battery, a facelift, and a warmed-over 's' version. And now, both the normal i3 and the i3s get a bigger-capacity battery again.How big?BMW
In eight years 25 models will be electrified
BMW has never made any secret that it wants to be a trailblazer and a leader when it comes to electric cars. In 2013, when other manufacturers were agonizing over whether to introduce a hybrid or two, it launched the all-singing,
It's now in hot hatch territory
BMW has updated its i3 electric car. And the exciting news is it's made a fast one. Well, fast-ish.So the red car you see in the pictures above is the BMW i3s (yep, little s). It uses the same
Bring it in already
There was no shortage of eye-catching metal at the latest Philippine International Motor Show. Yet despite being a few meters away from the stunning Toyota FT-1 and the sexy Lexus LC500h, BMW Philippines' centerpiece more than held its own.The
Our motoring future looks electric
The planet is getting hotter, and people are beginning to take notice. Just recently, Tesla unveiled the Model 3, Germany decided to grant hybrid car users some incentives, and Mexico City banned vehicles in a bid to improve air quality. So yeah,
During Game 2 of the NBA Finals
If you're Filipino, you're likely a basketball fan. And if you're a basketball fan, you're likely following the ongoing NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, what has Stephen Curry or LeBron James
Controllable with a smart watch
It's safe to say that most of us really like owning a car. But one part we can do without if given the chance is parking. Still, we do it because it's a necessity. But what if your car can
Proof the 2 companies think alike
Unless you were living under a rock last week, you might have heard that Apple launched its newest iPhones as well as the Apple Watch. As usual, the tech industry and the rest of the world received the news excitedly.Amid all
Weather-proof EV charging
With the all-electric BMW i3 and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car now on sale, the German carmaker is now looking to produce wireless inductive charging for its i cars and the high-voltage batteries of its future plug-in hybrid
German carmaker's exec provides answer
In accordance with BMW Group's plans, the all-electric BMW i3 will only be available in four countries in Asia. Out of the 30 countries that will have the electric car, only Singapore, Korea, China and Japan will get it in
Would you trust a car that takes corners by itself?
Several years ago, we attended a BMW driving event in Europe in which the German carmaker had us try a self-driving sedan around a racetrack. Even then, the system already felt seamless and we were very much impressed by it. Never
For remotely accessing the car\'s functions
Integrating smartphone technology with vehicles seems to be a growing trend for the near future. Following Hyundai\'s announcement that it will allow the owners of its next-generation Genesis sedan to connect with their cars via wearable devices like Google Glass,
Including former F1 driver Timo Glock
BMW\'s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racing drivers recently dropped by the carmaker\'s Leipzig plant in Germany and were given a guided tour of the production facility that produces BMW\'s i3 all-electric and i8 hybrid vehicles.However, besides giving
Future of motoring is exciting
In a simple event in Singapore last week, BMW gave members of the ASEAN press a look at its coming i3 electric car, as well as the i8 concept vehicle. The i3 is the first of BMW's i lineup of electric
Photos galore inside
How serendipitous.Today, Meralco will formally launch its pilot charging station for electric vehicles, known as the Meralco eVehicle Power Station. This perfectly coincides with the unveiling of the BMW i3, which the German carmaker touts as \"the world\'s first premium
Later this month, in fact
In August 2011, BMW unveiled its i concept cars, specifically the i3 and the i8, which the German carmaker said it planned to make commercially available in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Well, it seems BMW is right on schedule: It has released
When the i3 goes on sale later this year
While BMW is busy developing its i sub-brand of environment-friendly premium vehicles, the German carmaker has already tapped the services of solar module provider Solarwatt GmbH to create a \"combined rooftop and carport photovoltaic solution\" for future BMW i customers.
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