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    Just like @garsh is understandably disappointed by Nissan, I am soooo let down by BMW... but wait, I feel quite good... because there's T≡SLA!! ;)
     
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    BMW continues to take Mini-steps... with increased range of PHEV, next to slow expansion of i-range... Disappointing...
     
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      What else do you expect from such a ICE-minded company. Engins have always been BMW's biggest focus. So they are dragging their feet.
      The same goes for Citroën (part of PSA). The make that used to be my favourite. They haven't evolved their BEV's since the 1990's and don't even sell one hybrid yet.
      Is it a coïncidence that BMW use PSA diesel HPi engines? (Yes, that's true!)
       
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        A Mini step for humanity, by BMW in the Netherlands?
         
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          This could be somewhat interesting to the extent the sticker price stays under €45-50k and if a true BEV... two big IFs at this point... Still would pick Model ≡ any day, despite decades of driving Beemers... :)
          http://www.motor1.com/news/135911/bmw-i5-sedan-render/
           
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            Quite a step forward in expected 2017 EV sales for the Munich-based, turbine displaying carmaker! :)
             
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            To my previous post, yet in this case not so soon, another indication that BMW is planning to beef up their EV offering... though I personally don't really care for this inflated i3 design for the likely i5...
            The comparison with the much more beautiful vehicle underneath makes that even more blatant... :D
             
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            This one is actually only 'half news' by Steve Loveday... lots of question marks still... plus when? 2020...? 2021...? And taking on T≡SLA?? :rolleyes:

             
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            Good for them (BMW) yet I can't help but feel that we're nearing the point where we'll have to very clearly segment true electric vehicles with a minimum acceptable range of more than a couple of hundred miles (a.k.a. BEVs) from the watered-down options that PHEV represent because of their very limited full electric range & marginal mileage gains vs. modern ICE engines...

             
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            Clearly Tesla is leading the way while other companies try to follow suit.
             
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              FTFY
               
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                ? I know now IHMO (and WTF... :)) but not this one, sorry... :confused:
                 
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                I bet one of the letters stands for Flattery...
                 
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                  #14 garsh, May 18, 2017
                  Last edited: May 18, 2017
                  Fixed That For You.

                  Used when you change somebody's quote to be slightly different, but (arguably, sometimes facetiously) more correct.
                   
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                    Maybe we should be like SpaceX and not allow acronyms? ;)
                     
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                      I just noticed what you did there. :)

                       
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                      Ummm, trying to 'chase' after our 5.6 seconds 0-60? ;)

                       
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                      First time I hear about this potential 2019 addition to the BMW range of a 100% BEV: a 4GT with a 70-90 kWh battery pack. 500 kms/310 miles of autonomy (NEDC. certainly..) for a price targeted under €50k (remember, in EU this should be ~20% included...) to be competitive with Model ≡...

                      Intriguing, no? (sorry the article is in French)

                      http://www.automobile-propre.com/bmw-serie-4-gt-electrique-contrer-model-3/
                       
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                        Any of you Model ≡-expecting, i3-owning friends interested, in the interim? ;)

                         

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