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The new 2017 BMW i3 will have ~120 miles of range and start production in the summer

Verschiffung BMW i3 in Bremerhaven 11-2015

BMW has been talking about introducing a higher capacity battery pack for a while now. At first, we were talking about a roughly 25% improvement on the EPA-rated range of 81 miles, which would have increased the range to about 100 miles.

Later, the increase was then said to be closer to about a 50% increase based on comments by BMW AG board member Ian Robertson. It looks like BMW is now sticking to that number and even used it to advertise the next generation, which should be made available this summer.

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Mercedes unveils its 2017 E-Class 350e plug-in hybrid with 18 miles of all-electric range [Gallery]

Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Limousine (W 213) 2016Mercedes-Benz E-Cl

Mercedes unveiled its new 2017 E-Class at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show this week and announced the details of its new plug-in hybrid powertrain option: 350e.  While Mercedes is working on 4 new all-electric vehicles to be released before the end of the decade, the automaker is introducing more electric hybrid powertrains in its established lineup of luxury vehicles and the 350e is the first we get to see.

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