BMW ActiveE Drivers in Colorado Get Solar Panel Discount

BMW ActiveE Drivers in Colorado Get Solar Panel Discount
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Driving an electric car may be as green as you can get on the road, but being green at home means investing heavily in alternative energy. In an effort to combat that, BMW and Real Goods Solar are teaming up to make solar panels more cost-efficient to intall at home for ActiveE drivers. Continue Reading...

BMW ActiveE Getting an Electrically Streamlined Home

BMW ActiveE Getting an Electrically Streamlined Home
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Coming to grips with the taxing nature EVs can have on a residential power grid is causing some car companies to explore products more akin to the housing market than the auto industry. BMW is the latest company to announce special plans and research designed to counteract that burden by rethinking how homes use electricity. The German… Continue Reading...

BMW ActiveE Now Available For Lease

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BMW ActiveE Now Available For Lease
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The BMW ActiveE, or electric 1-Series, is finally available for lease, though there aren’t many up for grabs. We originally expected this to happen last year, but BMW delayed releasing their electric car until now to streamline the delivery process. The first unit has already been delivered and there are only 700 available in total, meaning anyone… Continue Reading...

BMW North America CEO Backpedals On Electric Car Remarks

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BMW North America CEO Backpedals On Electric Car Remarks
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BMW North America CEO Jim O’Donnell apparently made some “disparaging” remarks about electric vehicles, including his dislike for EV tax credits, and his belief that the battery range currently available makes them an unrealistic proposition for “at least 90 percent” of the population. O’Donnell subsequently apologized for his remarks, and re-affirmed his commitment to BMW’s… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW ActiveE – The 1-Series Goes Electric

2012 BMW ActiveE – The 1-Series Goes Electric
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Ahead of the Geneva show, BMW has unveiled their first electric vehicle, the ActiveE: a 1-Series coupe that’s good for 170 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque, and 100 miles on a single charge. This gives the ActiveE a 0-60 time good for nine seconds. And BMW says the batteries can be fully charged in four… Continue Reading...