We have often complained about BMW taking its sweet time to release its second electric vehicle since the BMW i3 back in 2013, but the German automaker is now bringing to market 3 all-electric vehicle programs at the same and today it revealed the latest prototypes in winter testing. expand full story
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BMW inext Stories February 5
A few months after unveiling the concept, BMW is now showing a new camouflaged prototype of its iNEXT, an upcoming electric crossover, as it’s doing its first round of winter tests ahead of its 2021 production launch. expand full story
BMW inext Stories September 15, 2018
BMW has been teasing its iNEXT concept vehicle as the next generation electric vehicle that will guide the brand in its electrification plans.
The German automaker has now finally unveiled the concept iNEXT vehicle on which the 2021 production version will be based. expand full story
BMW inext Stories August 31, 2018
BMW has been hyping its upcoming iNext electric car for years now as the next-generation electric vehicle that will even ‘compete with Tesla’s Model 3’.
Today, the German automaker teased the vehicle with design sketches ahead of next month’s unveiling. expand full story
BMW inext Stories May 17, 2018
For over a year now already, BMW has been hyping its iNEXT electric car, which some BMW executives even framed as a ‘Tesla Model 3 competitor’.
Now they unveiled the first glimpse of the design concept for the vehicle. expand full story
BMW inext Stories March 21, 2018
BMW has been complacent about all-electric vehicles since launching the i3 back in 2013.
Now it plans a second wave of all-electric vehicles and the company’s CEO confirmed today that they will be unveiled this year. expand full story
BMW inext Stories January 17, 2018
BMW is promising a series of new all-electric cars starting next with the first all-electric Mini, but the most anticipated one is the 2021 iNext electric vehicle, which the German automaker has been positioning as a Tesla Model 3 competitor.
They are now hinting at a major range increase for the upcoming vehicle. expand full story
BMW inext Stories May 2, 2017
The best way to know if a legacy automaker is getting serious about electric vehicles is to see if they are investing in converting their current manufacturing capacity to electric vehicle manufacturing capacity. We recently reported on Daimler and Volkswagen making the move in Germany and BMW now announces that it is following suit.
Today, the automaker confirmed that it will build the first fully electric MINI in 2019 and a fully electric BMW X3 in 2020 at its Leipzig plant, while the upcoming “fully electric BMW iNEXT” will be manufactured at the Dingolfing plant in 2021. expand full story
BMW inext Stories March 16, 2017
Tesla has its fair share of naysayers who don’t think they can deliver the Model 3 at the $35,000 price point. BMW’s head of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, joined those naysayers this week and cast some doubts on Tesla’s promises. expand full story
BMW inext Stories May 12, 2016
Several German automakers held their annual shareholders meeting this week and just like during Daimler’s last month, the subject of competing with Tesla in the luxury segment with long-range electric vehicle came up. German premium automakers like Audi, BMW and Porsche are admittedly about 6 years behind Tesla with the first few 200+ miles range electric vehicles coming to market starting in 2018 – versus Tesla’s Model S which launched in 2012.
BMW took the occasion to clearly lay out its electric vehicle plan under its ‘i’ sub-brand. The company confirmed that it will launch the new electric and autonomous iNext model in 2021. The vehicle is based on the recently unveiled ‘NEXT 100’ concept – picture above. expand full story