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If you've seen the latest automotive manufacturer's electric vehicle debuts, it's been kind of funny.

Simply put, they're not special.

Yet the automotive press continues to puff up these vehicles.

Take, for example, the Jaguar I-Pace. If you were to believe the media, you'd think it was the second coming of Christ and that it has brought the Model 3 to its knees. In reality: We've called up local dealers and guess what, there's a ton in stock. In fact a friend of ours made a local visit to a Silicon Valley-based dealer that's located in the "hot zone" of electric vehicle sales. 17 I-Pace vehicles were in stock. Only two were sold with names attached to them.

Maybe this will change soon?

BMW's all-new EV prototype dubbed the i4 was nabbed on a hauler. Boasting some similarities to the all-new 3 but with an all-new roofline — duh, it's a 4-Series Gran Coupe body — and covered in camouflage that worked in fake exhaust tips, it sure was interesting. The icing on the cake were the "electric test vehicle" stickers.

As of now there's no indication of how awful its front grille will be.

BMW execs are aiming for 430+ miles on a charge and amazing 0-60 times. Well, they kind of don't have a choice with today's Teslas on the road, no? What do YOU think the BMW i4 will NEED to SUCCEED against the Tesla Model 3?


The i4 is scheduled to be built on the same line as standard 3 Series models at BMW's factory in Munich. To ensure a smooth production process with existing petrol, diesel and hybrid models, the German car maker is already running assembly tests with pre-production versions...

...The i4 is set to draw heavily on the design of the four-door i Vision Dynamics concept revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. Krüger said it will have a range of up to 435 miles and “redefine what is possible today for 0-62mph times”.

Krüger also said: “The leading factors that will set it apart are fantastic design, which is very different to anything else on the road, and the fact that it is lighter and therefore more dynamic than anything we see on the market today, thanks to the materials we will use. Couple that with the connectivity technology we are constantly developing and we are confident it will lead the market..."



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