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BMW tour plans November stop in midtown Manhattan?

GasBuddy Blog -- BMW says it is bringing its i “Born Electric” world tour to New York City between Nov. 13 and 18, but they may want to reschedule! We have a hunch that cleanup from Hurricane Sandy may disrupt their planning.

Phillippe Crowe of hybridcars.com reports that the tour intends to offer the public an opportunity to explore the future of mobility through new vehicles, including the North American debut of the BMW i8 Spyder Concept and next generation BMW i3 Concept; as well as interactive displays and demonstrations of technologies the company believes will help shape the way we move in and around our cities in the future.

BMW says its i3 and i8 models will be the first purpose-built electric and hybrid-electric production...


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honda0105
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big ol' corporation being just a tad insensitive?
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might not be the best promotion at the moment...
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 6:29:13 PM

old post.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 9:07:45 PM

Public just doesn't want to spend the $$$$ for electric yet.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 4:29:40 PM

how about an electric pick up truck?
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 2:05:03 PM

Not a bit interested in them
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:47:47 PM

might give them something to look at this time
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CostEngineer
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:40:35 PM

It should still happen. Knowing New Yorkers, everything will be running close to pre-storm by then. They don't let much slow them down.
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the NY marathon is still going on this weekend, maybe it will still happen
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:37:14 PM

Need to reschedule.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:36:20 PM

go away...
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:33:56 PM

I think the cleanup for Hurricane Sandy is going to be way more important then this unveiling of a non-US built car.
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Old post.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:29:54 PM

just a little storm
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:29:32 PM

Just what we need....more electric cars.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:23:05 PM

Here we go again...
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:21:03 PM

So?
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:19:34 PM

they need to stay out of the way. this is not the time to be there with all the mess that is there
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:13:25 PM

good luck 2 them . got a long way 2 go in the cleanup >
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good luck
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:05:01 PM

good for those that can afford one
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:04:56 PM

“Born Electric” = "Born Broke"
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Flooding and electric cars?
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Well..... No plans to buy one.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:02:12 PM

ok
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZ, indeed!
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:55:40 AM

I am sure the first thing on the Storm Victim's mind is buying a BMW! DUH!!
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:53:40 AM

old
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OLDER NEWS!
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:50:23 AM

Sounds like a plan
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Whatever.
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lets build America with a change in 2012!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:47:09 AM

Good idea to reschedule.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:46:41 AM

A very untimely blog.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:44:51 AM

Everything will be alright as long as they are not washed with salt water. They must be washed using sparkling mountain water and blow dried.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:44:32 AM

not so fast
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Great,
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Meh...
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:43:30 AM

BFD!!!!!!!!! I wonder how electric cars will do in the flood waters of NYC?
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:42:23 AM

okay. Where would everyone be sitting right now with electric vehicles and no power for them.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:40:30 AM


BMW should make ouy a cheque for a few million dollars to the Sandy emergency relief fund and then have a parade.
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yeah
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Yeah, I would hold off on that right now
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:37:37 AM

That's ironic, considering lack of electricity is a big problem for New York City right now.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:27:25 AM

BMW will be as scarce as hen's teeth, until the need for help is over.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:27:14 AM

why not they are going to run a race with all of the ones out of power, gas, food. and housing!!
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Good luck with that considering the mess we have from Sandy.
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BMW should send help, not salesmen.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:23:53 AM

Same comment as entered yesterday when article was first posted.
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Overpriced German engineering
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