Despite rapid EV depreciation – the BMW i3 and i8 are faring well

Electric cars have experienced massive depreciation. We first reported on the Nissan Leaf depreciation in early 2015 and went on to publish a “worst resale study” in late 2015 featured in USA today.  We examined 10 popular EV’s (and the BMW i8 and BMW i3) to determine if their depreciation continued that trend. Surprisingly, despite… read more

The Best BMW Dealers in the Bay Area

Without a lot of data to go by – it’s tough to know how to evaluate your northern California franchise dealership. Is it Yelp or Dealerrater that you should go by – or do these experiences reflect only the happiest and least happy customers out there?   Ranking Top Bay Area BMW Dealerships: The Results… read more

Why Did Beepi Fail? What Does It Mean For Online Car Sales?

Beepi’s Series B Surprise In October 2014, Nick and I were scratching our heads. We had been trying to scale up our Peer-to-Peer car sales service, forced the company to grow “over 40% month on month” while finishing up Y-Combinator and found almost every piece of our business breaking. We were killing ourselves selling 50… read more

What exactly is in the BMW M Sport Package? Is it Sportier?

BMW M Sport Package – Explained Confusingly, BMW now offers a wealth of packages across its model ranges. One of the more expensive (and more tempting packages) is BMW’s own M Sport. Normally this package includes some differences to the normal trim levels by way of: Larger wheels and tires A thicker, sportier steering wheels… read more

Everything you need to know about the Nissan Leaf Battery

So you’re about to buy a Nissan Leaf – but its your first electric car and a common set of lingering questions remain: How long does the battery last? Are there any differences in battery amongst years? What’s the battery warranty from Nissan? What do I not know about the Nissan Leaf battery that I… read more