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BMW Launches ReachNow Car Sharing in Portland

BMW Launches ReachNow Car Sharing in Portland

BMW of North America announced Monday that its ReachNow car-sharing service has commenced operations in Portland, Oregon.
ReachNow’s goal is to “provide drivers with an experience that is as convenient as owning a car,” BMW said in a statement.
ReachNow’s Portland fleet includes 260 vehicles including the BMW 3 Series, Mini Clubman, and Mini hardtop. The fleet will be expanded later this year to include the BMW i3 electric vehicle and the …

BMW to Offer 2 New ChargeNow Electric Vehicle Charging Options in 25 Cities

BMW to Offer 2 New ChargeNow Electric Vehicle Charging Options in 25 Cities

BMW introduced two new public charging programs for drivers of its electric vehicles. The ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass and ChargeNow by EVgo Pay as you Go plans offer various benefits to BMW EV owners.
The ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass offers BMW i3 drivers unlimited access to 30-minute DC Fast and one-hour Level 2 charging sessions for a year for $99. Additionally, owners of BMW i3 vehicles without DC Fast …

BMW Unveils First 4-Cylinder 7 Series: the 64 MPGe 2017 740e xDrive iPerformance

BMW Unveils First 4-Cylinder 7 Series: the 64 MPGe 2017 740e xDrive iPerformance

BMW of North America announced the introduction of the 2017 740e xDrive iPerformance. The new sedan is the first 7er in the U.S. market to come with a four-cylinder engine.
The 7er is powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system that combines a BMW four-cylinder gasoline engine with TwinPower Turbo technology with an electric motor with a combined system output of 322 horsepower. Maximum torque is 369 pound-feet and is available …

Lobby Bar – July 8: Hilton’s Foray into Camping, Clairvoyant Constellations, and Thou Shalt Not Drive (Diesel)

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BMW Announces Second Life for i3 Batteries as Home Power Supplies

BMW Announces Second Life for i3 Batteries as Home Power Supplies

BMW announced a program that puts batteries from BMW i3 electric vehicles to good use when they can no longer serve to power the i3 itself.
What the Bavarian automaker termed a “stationary energy storage system solution” was announced this week at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29 in Montreal, Canada. It essentially gives the batteries a second life by repurposing them for home use.
The system can be charged using …

2016 BMW 750i xDrive Sedan – Review and Test Drive

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In the battle for the best luxury sedan or coupe, king of the hill if you would, it used to be cut and dried: one of the leading car magazines of the period would pit a Cadillac against a Lincoln and select the winner.
More recently, the contenders have been BMW and Mercedes, with the BMW 7er the clear driving enthusiast’s choice and the Mercedes S-Class the choice of those seeking …

BMW Debuts ReachNow Ride-Sharing Service, Now Available in Seattle

BMW Debuts ReachNow Ride-Sharing Service, Now Available in Seattle

BMW announced the launch of ReachNow, a new car-sharing service. ReachNow’s first location is in Seattle, Washington, which will also serve as the company’s headquarters. The company also said that it plans to launch the service in three additional U.S. cities this year and eventually serve a total of ten North American cities.
ReachNow is starting off with an initial fleet of 370 vehicles, including the BMW i3, the BMW 3 …