BMW, Mercedes, Rimac, Phoenix Motorcars.
BMW talks future: Only after presenting the i8 to the press, the Bavarian carmaker is already thinking about new models in the i-series like a stretched i3 or a van or even an i3 coupé. The BMW i8 might be turned into a roadster already this summer too.
automobilwoche.de (in German)
B-class ED pricing: With 41,450 dollars, the new electric Mercedes B-class will cost almost exactly the same as the BMW i3 when it comes to selected dealerships in some US states this summer. Nationwide availability is announced for early 2015.
More money for Croatian super car: Rimac, known for its Concept One electric sports car is about to receive another eight million euros (11m dollars) funding from two investors. For the future, the electric car and drivetrain manufacturer is looking at building less expensive cars while it aims at selling a couple of hundred units of its G-12 electric motorcycle already this year.
The ‘real’ experience: BMW i has just started a new online campaign to promote electric driving. As part of it, the company asked 107 people to test drive the i3 while filming their experiences.
press.bmwgroup.com, thebmwi3experience.com (campaign)
Phoenix rising from the ashes? It looks like the company from California has survived its 2009 bankruptcy and is back to further develop its electric shuttle bus with 14 seats. If this e-bus will still sit on the same platform as the original concept which was based on a Ford is not yet known.