About a year ago I wrote a story for the CarGurus blog about how the BMW i3 was somewhat like a reincarnation of the Audi A2. Perhaps it isn’t surprising then, that when time came to replace my own A2 that it was the BMW that got the nod.[Read more…] about Why I Bought a Used BMW i3: Long term test of a 2015 i3 REX
Buying an EV
How green a car is – used or new – isn’t just about its tailpipe emissions. No car demonstrates this better than the BMW i3, which could just be the greenest used car you can buy.[Read more…] about Why the BMW i3 could be the Greenest Used Car of All
It might have made its debut nigh-on five years ago but BMW’s i8 is still as dramatic and arresting today as it was at launch – and is now an excellent used buy. Its swooping, futuristic styling still elicits thoughts that it’s just teleported in from a science fiction movie and if you decide to take the plunge you better get used to lots of attention from passersby.[Read more…] about BMW i8: Is this the Best Used Sports Car of 2019?
Electric cars, to many, appear a truly modern innovation – one enabled by rapid advances in battery technology, motors, controllers and thermal management systems.[Read more…] about Automotive Reincarnations: GM EV1 and Nissan Leaf
The Audi A2 of 1999 and BMW i3 of 2014 are two cars that on paper appear to be fundamentally different. For a start they are built by competing firms, but even more basic than that is their method of propulsion: internal combustion for the A2 versus battery electric for the i3.