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BMW Investing $1.7 Billion into Building EVs, Battery Cells in U.S.

BMW is investing $1.7 billion into U.S. operations at its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, according to a press release shared on Wednesday by the automaker. The funding will be used to retrofit the factory to produce electric vehicles (EVs), $700 million of which will be used to build a nearby battery plant in Woodruff, while […]

BMW to Invest Over $1 Billion to Electrify Steyr, Austria Plant

Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining traction, with many major automakers announcing huge investments to outfit production facilities for electrification. BMW announced plans to invest one billion euros ($1.05 billion USD) by 2030 into its Steyr, Austria car assembly plant, for the development and production of next-generation EV powertrains, according to a statement from the automaker […]

BMW Unveils All-Electric iX1 Compact Crossover

Luxury automaker BMW has a goal of doubling electric vehicle (EV) deliveries this year to 200,000, and in a new step in that direction, the company officially plans to put a new EV into production later this year. BMW unveiled its iX1 xDrive30 all-electric compact crossover, set to be a direct competitor with Tesla’s Model […]

Tesla’s U.S. Luxury Lead Surges in Q1, Other Automakers Decline

Analysts expected Tesla to dethrone BMW for the top-selling U.S. luxury sales title last year, and now the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer is pulling even further ahead. Tesla saw registrations increase by 59 percent year-over-year in Q1, selling 113,882 vehicles total and outpacing last year’s leader BMW by an impressive 33,400 units, according to Automotive […]

2023 BMW i7 Electric Sedan Pricing from $119,300 in the US

BMW will unveil the electric i7 xDrive60 in U.S. markets, with the launch expected to take place in Q4 of this year, according to a press release shared on Wednesday. The 2023 BMW i7 xDrive60 is estimated to have around 300 miles according to tests conducted by the automaker. It’s the electric version of its […]

Tesla Leads U.S. Luxury Registrations in January, Overtakes BMW

Electric vehicles (EVs) are overtaking luxury internal combustion engine (ICE) brands more consistently than ever, with Tesla’s January registration data showing an electrifying trend. Tesla led luxury sales in the U.S. in January, with 37,162 vehicles registered representing a 49 percent increase year-over-year, according to Experian data reported by Automotive News. Last year, Tesla nearly […]

Tesla Model 3 Performance vs. BMW i4 M50: 0-60 MPH Test [VIDEO]

In a recently published YouTube video, U.K.-based car purchasing and comparison platform carwow compared the Tesla Model 3 Performance and a BMW i4 M50 in a detailed review, and also pit them head-to-head in a 0-60 mph acceleration test. The BMW i4 M50 is the ‘M Performance’ version of the base BMW i4 electric vehicle […]

Tesla Likely to Dethrone BMW for U.S. Luxury Sales Crown in 2021

Tesla has a solid chance at surpassing BMW in luxury vehicle sales in the U.S. for 2021, with new-vehicle registrations for the company’s electric vehicles (EVs) surging towards the end of the year, especially in November and with the end-of-quarter delivery push in December — reports Automotive News. Tesla's November registrations surged, narrowing luxe race […]

Rolls-Royce Won’t Compromise Standards on Spectre EV, Still Slated for 2023

With the first Rolls-Royce electric vehicle (EV), the Spectre, set to begin deliveries in 2023, CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös is emphasizing the company’s commitment to making the upcoming EV just as luxurious as its other vehicles. Rolls-Royce head Torsten Müller-Ötvös said the company “would never compromise” what it’s like to drive a Rolls-Royce, in an interview […]