Orders in: 1,000 buyers in Norway reserve coming all-electric BMW iX3 crossover SUV

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BMW opened order books for its upcoming electric iX3 in Europe at the beginning of September, and the company already has deposits for 1,000 in Norway. DON'T MISS: BMW In a page out of the Tesla playbook, the Norwegian buyers each put down deposits of almost $1,900 (1,600 Euros.) News of the deposits was first reported by the Express in Britain.

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BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

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If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may have fulfilled its mission.

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All-electric BMW i4 to be production version of i Vision Dynamics concept

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So when the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept emerged onto the auto-show circuit last fall, it seemed obvious it previewed a future production model. Geneva Motor Show Future Cars Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i BMW i4Very few automakers these days build concept cars just for fun, and only occasionally are they pure styling concepts intended to showcase future design language.

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BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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The BMW Group and its partner Brilliance Automotive Group Holdings signed a long-term framework agreement to further expand their joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA). The all-electric BMW iX3, produced by BBA from 2020, will find customers around the world.

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BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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The BMW Group and its partner Brilliance Automotive Group Holdings signed a long-term framework agreement to further expand their joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA). The all-electric BMW iX3, produced by BBA from 2020, will find customers around the world.

2018 78

BMW i8 prototype to drop engine, go all-electric: report

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BMW's next all-electric car could be a variant of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe. The German carmaker currently offers only one all-electric model—the i3 hatchback—and there have been rumors of a second, likely called i5. But BMW is apparently considering an all-electric i8 in addition to a completely new electric model. DON'T MISS: BMW. plug-in cars BMW i

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BMW iNEXT concept

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At the BMW AG Annual General Meeting in May 2018, Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management at the BMW Group, said that the iNext would provide its building blocks for the future, from which the entire company and all of its brands are set to benefit.

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BMW To Build All-Electric Tesla Model X Competitor Too, In U.S.: Report

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The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron electric crossover could become a direct competitor for the Tesla Model X, but both vehicles may soon have another all-electric German utility vehicle to contend with. Apparently BMW may be the next German luxury brand to challenge Tesla Motors directly, by launching an electric SUV of its own.

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All-electric BMW i8, Jaguar 'J-Pace,' Tesla Model X sunshade: Today's Car News

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Today, reports indicate that BMW is considering an all-electric version of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe, and Jaguar is testing a diesel-electric hybrid possibly called "J-Pace." Also, Tesla Model X owners are getting removable sunshades for their electric crossovers' windshields. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

2016 63

BMW All Electric, Fisker In CA, Electric Ford Mustang: Today's Car News

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Today, we have a prediction that BMW will make virtually its entire lineup electric, Fisker's plan to build cars in California, and a blisteringly quick Ford Mustang electric drag racer. All this and more on Green Car Reports. BMW could convert virtually its entire lineup to electric power, with range extenders and all-wheel drive, a new report.

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Next BMW 3-Series to include all-electric Tesla Model 3 rival: report

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Tesla rocked the German luxury makers a couple of years ago when it became clear that its all-electric Model S sedan was truly appealing to a wide swath of enthusiastic luxury-car buyers. With more than 125,000 sold since mid-2012, Tesla Motors has since launched the Model X electric crossover utility and announced plans for its next product, the.

2016 63

BMW Reveals All-Electric Vision ConnectedDrive Concept

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BMW is going to great lengths to show that electric cars can look good as well as just being green, revealing today its new Vision ConnectedDrive zero-emission roadster concept ahead of its world debut next month at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The automaker doesn’t go into detail as to what is powering the concept but does state that it

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MINI to present MINI Electric Concept design study at the IAA; all-electric production model in 2019

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MINI will present the new MINI Electric Concept design study at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt am Main. Designed for use in urban areas, this concept car offers a window into how pure-electric day-to-day mobility might look in the years ahead. Electric (Battery

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BMW Group Dingolfing factory to supply batteries for MINI EV from 2019

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The BMW Group’s Dingolfing plant in Germany will supply the batteries for the all-electric MINI to be built in late 2019 in Oxford, South England. E-Drives at the BMW Group. component factory now bears the name “BMW Group competence center for electric drive production”.

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Mercedes to show all-electric hatchback concept this fall, countering Audi: report

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Let one maker—BMW, say—introduce a new category of vehicle—sport utility "coupes," say—and soon Mercedes-Benz and Audi will have their own too. Future Cars Mercedes plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV German luxury carmakers often follow each other's product plans in something close to lockstep.

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New all-electric Mini E to launch in 2019 as halo for brand

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The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few hundred were built, back in 2009, but the quick project gave the German company real-world experience on how electric-car drivers used their cars, recharged them, and otherwise. Future Cars Minicars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Audi Q6 e-Tron All-Electric 'Coupe SUV' Confirmed For 2018

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Over the next few years, the German luxury establishment--including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--is expected to launch a barrage of electric car models in a belated attempt to take on startup Tesla Motors. For some time, it's been understood that one of those models will be an all-electric SUV from Audi.

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Mercedes Confirms All-Electric Luxury Car To Fight Tesla 'Very Soon'

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By now, it's well known that the German prestige brands--Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--will all offer at least one battery-electric luxury sedan or crossover utility vehicle sometime between 2017 and 2021. It's all in response to the startling success of Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors.

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BMW anticipates next-gen Power eDrive PHEV platform will support about 80% of daily driving in all-electric mode

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At the Vienna Motor Symposium, Klaus Fröhlich, member of the Board of BMW AG, Development, outlined the direction the company is taking with its next-generation Power eDrive plug-in hybrid electric vehicle platform ( earlier post ). One of the principles of the development work, first discussed last November, is to maximize the amount of time the vehicle spends in electric mode.

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2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

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If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it. It''s both a compact hatchback and an all-electric car, from the brand that claims to build ultimate driving machines.

2015 105

Porsche's All-Electric Tesla Competitor Coming To Frankfurt As Concept: Report

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The German automaker known for its sports cars has already built three plug-in hybrids, beating Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz to launch that powertrain in the large luxury sedan and mid-size crossover segments. Among established luxury brands, Porsche may be among the best equipped to challenge Tesla Motors.

2015 87

Jaguar 'EV-Type' To Be All-Electric F-Pace To Compete With Tesla?

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It's still hard to explain to outsiders just how disruptive Tesla Motors and its electric luxury cars have been to the established German prestige automakers. From 2017 to 2020, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche will all launch one or more "Tesla-alikes" intended to match or surpass the capabilities of the California company's Model S sedan.

2015 87

2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

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The 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. Changes are headlined by a larger, 33-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that increases range from 81 miles to 114 miles in the all-electric model. However, until now, BMW had yet to release range estimates for. plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx

2016 78

All-electric Rolls Royce is company's vision for next 100 years

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BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion it made futuristic concept cars for not only its own brand, but for subsidiaries Rolls-Royce and Mini as well. All three wear the "Vision Next 100" name, referencing BMW's intent to predict the direction. How will the design of luxury cars evolve over the next 100 years?

2016 63

Range Rover All-Electric Utility Vehicle To Challenge Tesla Model X?

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Well, add one more name to the queue of luxury carmakers planning to compete head-to-head with Tesla Motors and its electric cars. According to Britain''s Autocar, Range Rover is now in the planning stages for a crossover vehicle that could target the upcoming Tesla Model X electric SUV. DON''T MISS: How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With

2014 83

BMW will electrify its regular cars; what happens to 'i' models?

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When the BMW i3 went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014, it marked not only the debut of the German automaker's first mass-market electric car, but also a new sub-brand. BMW originally planned to group all its electric cars under the "i" sub-brand, which currently includes all-electric and range-extended REx versions of the i3, as well as the. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW i

2016 86

Want An All-Electric BMW X1? You'll Have To Head To China

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As part of its relentless niche-filling, BMW has given us both compact crossovers like the X1, and electric cars like the new i3. The German marque''s Chinese partner, Brilliance, has just released the Zinoro 1E--essentially, an electric It hasn''t yet combined the two though--at least not in North America. Move to China, and it''s a different story.

Electric Mini officially confirmed by BMW CEO, also electric BMW X3

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It's increasingly evident that BMW will offer all-electric versions of existing models, departing from its previous strategy of building dedicated plug-in models under the "i" sub-brand. The carmaker has said it would add all-electric versions of the next-generation X3 crossover, as well as an unspecified Mini model. The move comes as BMW seeks to.

2016 87

First drive: BMW i3

Green Cars News

BMW is the first premium brand to launch a genuinely all-new all-electric car: welcome to the compact and pretty BMW i3; a car that’s so advanced, it’s been no less than six years in the making. In that time, BMW has reinvented virtually everything.

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Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

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Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to include adding all-electric powertrains to models within the main BMW brand in future. That is part of an effort to grow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids significantly. plug-in cars range anxiety BMW i battery capacity

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BMW delivers first i3 EV in US

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BMW delivered the first all-electric BMW i3 (earlier post) in the US to Boston electric vehicle advocate and Tufts University professor of practice Charles Rabie at the BMW of Boston dealership.

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If BMW i5 is canceled, what does that mean for its electric cars?

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When it launched in 2013, the BMW i3 electric car was arguably the most futuristic automobile in mass production anywhere in the world. Its all-electric powertrain could be ordered with an optional range-extending engine, and it rode on an aluminum chassis topped with a strong but lightweight body shell made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW iNext

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BMW’s “CO2 Champion” Performance Concept is a Plug-in Diesel Hybrid; 50 km/31 mile All-Electric Range; Thermo-electric Generator for Waste Heat Recovery

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The powertrain of the plug-in hybrid BMW Vision EfficientDynamics. The plug-in full hybrid BMW Vision EfficientDynamics all-wheel drive concept car is powered by a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder turbodiesel; two electric motors, one on each axle; and a 10.8

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BMW i3 plug-in hybrid recall to fix fuel-vapor problem, fire concerns

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BMW is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx extended-range electric cars due to concerns over the potential for fires to be started by fuel vapors. The REx uses a small gasoline engine to charge its battery pack, offering a longer range than the all-electric i3 when both gasoline and electric power are used. fire plug-in cars Fire risk BMW i3 REx

2017 63

BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

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The BMW i3 electric car may be the most ambitious small car of recent years, bristling with new technology and innovation. Its carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body shell rides on an aluminum platform, and its all-electric powertrain may include an optional small engine. The battery-electric i3 also happens to be the most energy-efficient vehicle. lawsuit plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx

2016 63

BMW iNext concept previews electric sedan flagship to come in 2021

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BMW will launch an all-electric flagship sedan in 2021 that will supplant its current top-of-the-line 7-Series range, it said yesterday. The model will be previewed by a concept called iNext, and is another addition to the increasingly-diverse BMW "i" lineup of plug-in cars. Future Cars plug-in cars BMW iThe iNext is viewed by analysts as a direct reaction to the success of.

2016 61

BMW brand’s first production PHEV: the BMW X5 xDrive40e

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The first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand is a Sports Activity Vehicle: the BMW X5 xDrive40e. kWh, 96-cell high-voltage Li-ion battery pack, the BMW X5 xDrive40e achieves a combined fuel consumption of 3.4 – 3.3 Right: electric motor.

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Electric BMW X3e to come in 2020, but BMW i5 defunct: what happened, and why?

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Over the last two years, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have released severa; all-electric concept cars that are thinly disguised production models to arrive in 2018 and beyond. But electric-car pioneer BMW's plans are less clear. Its sole recent electric concept car was the iNext luxury sedan shown more than a year ago; it'll be a production model in. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 67

BMW Vision iNext promises to be SUV of the future

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Having previously shown off the i Vision Dynamics gran coupe at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW has upped the ante by showing off the latest concept for its all-electric range

2018 45

BMW defends diesel while pushing electrification

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BMW has established solid electrification credentials. With BMW i, the BMW Group was the first German manufacturer to make a clear commitment to electromobility, notes BMW AG Management Board Chairman Harald Krüger. The company’s electrified range currently comprises nine electrified vehicles and will be further complemented in 2018 by the all-new BMW i8 Roadster. In addition to these measures, the BMW Group is preparing an EU-wide fleet-renewal campaign.

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BMW makes hybrid car prediction

Green Cars News

BMW has set its sights on significant success in the electric and hybrid car sector: after revealing its expectations for global sales of its I-brand. Latest News Green cars Electric cars BMW

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2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

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BMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style. kwh, improving the car's fairly paltry all-electric range from 15 to 18 miles. Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the i8's mid-cycle refresh increases its battery capacity from 7.1 kwh to 11.7 But if. Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 63

BMW unveils battery-electric Concept iX3 in Beijing; Gen 5 eDrive system; 249 miles WLTP

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The BMW Group is extending the reach of its all-electric mobility offering to the company’s core brands. The BMW Concept iX3— presented for the first time at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing—offers a look ahead to the expansion of the model line-up in this area.

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