Auto Shows The BMW iX3 Concept: You'd Almost Never Know It's All-Electric

21:11  26 april  2018
21:11  26 april  2018 Source:   jalopnik.com

Latest VW Electric to be unveiled in Geneva

  Latest VW Electric to be unveiled in Geneva The I.D. Vizzion concept is the latest all-electric vehicle from Volkswagen and it will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Its electric drive system makes the car clean in road traffic, and its automatic driving control will make it safe and much more comfortable.

You can expect another all - electric crossover and a sedan from BMW as well, the iNext and i4, respectively, though it ’ s unclear when they will come. And despite being called a concept , BMW says that the iX3 will go into production, in addition to the iNext and I4. The future is fast approaching

You can expect another all - electric crossover and a sedan from BMW as well, the iNext and i4, respectively, though it ’ s unclear when they will come. And despite being called a concept , BMW says that the iX3 will go into production, in addition to the iNext and I4. The future is fast approaching

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So far the cars from BMW’s electrified i sub-brand have looked like concept cars set loose from some designer’s studio and inexplicably put on the road. But with the BMW iX3 Concept, unveiled this morning at Auto China 2018 in Beijing, BMW’s taking a much more normal-looking approach to electrics.

This thing is notable for a few reasons. For one, it will be BMW’s first fully electric car with a reasonable amount of range—the i3 city car is pretty limited in what it can do, especially without the gasoline range extender. Second, that grille! That’s a pretty different take on the BMW kidney grille we’ve all come to expect over the years.

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I’ve never driven a BMW , or an electric car, so I might have been an odd choice to test drive the new BMW i 3 , the German car maker’ s all - electric It takes a little getting used to, but the regenerative braking eventually feels almost better than the usual coasting system, since you don’t have to

An all - electric Mini is probably the most long overdue electric vehicle. Not only it ’ s an ideal segment to electrify due to its size and The program led to the BMW i 3 , but never to an electric Mini for some reason. Now almost a decade later, they are unveiling the design of the new Mini Electric Concept

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The crossover is the opening shot in a push by BMW to catch up with Tesla, who has been threatening BMW’s future (well, “threatening”) for awhile now. You can expect another all-electric crossover and a sedan from BMW as well, the iNext and i4, respectively, though it’s unclear when they will come.

Here’s more about the iX3 from BMW:

The version of the fifth-generation electric motor developed for the SAV generates maximum output of over 200 kW/270 hp. The likewise model-specific high-voltage battery has a net capacity of over 70 kWh, which is enough to give the electric SAV a range of more than 400 kilometres (249 miles) in the WLTP cycle.

That 249-mile range is impressive, in addition to the claimed horsepower numbers. And despite being called a concept, BMW says that the iX3 will go into production, in addition to the iNext and I4.

Buick's New Electric Concept Is Very Round

  Buick's New Electric Concept Is Very Round Buick has an image problem in the U.S., where it’s seen as a brand for The Olds, and where it’s planning to take its own name off of its cars in 2019. But in China, where Buick sold 1.2 million vehicles last year, it’s a completely different story. Electric is also big there, which brings us to the big Buick news of the day: an electric concept for China called the Enspire. The Enspire will debut later this month in Beijing, and reflects Buick’s continued push into China and what is turning out to be the future of the brand.

It ’ s no wonder why the Chinese media is all over the BMW i 3 Concept and BMW i 8 Concept . Did I mention that I think the BMW i 3 Concept and BMW i 8 Concept look real cool? Despite that, it ' s still not a great idea to drive while high. As most of you well know

“Born Electric ” is BMW ’ s catch phrase for the i 3 . Now having lived with a BMW i 3 for a year, it makes me realize just how … It keeps you on your toes as you never know when it ’ll happen. Third is when it gets cold out, the interior fogs up big time.

The future is fast approaching, and it may look pretty... normal.

Honda Everus EV concept introduces a new car and brand .
Honda's exhibition at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show includes theEverus is the name of GAC Honda's EV venture, and the car is a joint development with Honda's Guangzhou R&D center, Honda Motor China Technology Co, and GAC Honda, which itself is a joint venture between Honda and the Chinese GAC Group. All in all, the Everus EV will go on sale by the end of the year, and it will also be made available as a shared vehicle via Reachstar, a car sharing company in which Honda is investing. The car is Honda's first Chinese mass-production EV, and the concept looks pretty production ready to us.

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