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 Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

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Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla, but details of BMW's entry into that segment are less visible. On the higher end, we know that German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan pricey all-electric sedans and SUVs with ranges of 250-plus.

2015 87

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.

2018 83

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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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

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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.

2015 76

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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BMW launching longer range i3 at Paris Show; 94 Ah cells for up to 124 miles real-world range; retrofit program

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BMW will launch its longer range BMW i3 at the Paris Motor Show. The 125 kW/170 hp hybrid synchronous electric motor accelerates the BMW i3 (94 Ah) from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.3 seconds, making this BMW i3 the sportiest and, with electricity consumption of 12.6

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BMW i3 gets 80+ miles electric range, recharges in a half hour

National Green Transportation

BMW officially unveiled the BMW i3 electric car in simultaneous ceremonies located in Beijing, London and New York. The i3 is BMW's first all electric production car, and is, according to BMW's management, revolutionary in

BMW i3 gets 80+ miles electric range, recharges in a half hour

National Green Transportation

BMW officially unveiled the BMW i3 electric car in simultaneous ceremonies located in Beijing, London and New York. The i3 is BMW's first all electric production car, and is, according to BMW's management, revolutionary in

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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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

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BMW i3 Electric Car Coming With 160 Mile Range And $35,000 Sticker: Report

All Cars Electric

The upcoming BMW i3, the car formerly known as the Megacity Vehicle and the first production all-electric car from BMW, is set to revolutionize the way mainstream cars are engineered and built, with most of its internal structure and body being composed of lightweight composite materials such as reinforced carbon-fiber plastic.

BMW R&D spending this year could reach €7B; e-mobility, autonomy, new model initiative

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billion) on R&D in 2017, the BMW Group will boost its investment this year by a further high three-digit million-euro amount year-on-year, primarily for the ongoing new model initiative as well as continued work on e-mobility and autonomous driving. BMW said that the major scale of investment reflects the BMW Group’s determination to play a leading role in transforming the mobility sector with its future-oriented ACES program: Automated, Connected, Electrified and Services.

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BMW presents solar carport concept for i models

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The international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of a solar carport concept developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for the use of renewable energy. BMW solar carport with i3.

2014 136

BMW introduces its trio of 7 Series plug-in hybrids

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BMW has introduced its three 7 Series plug-in hybrid luxury sedans: the 740e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and the 740Le xDrive iPerformance. The trio source their power from a latest-generation four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric motor.

2016 99

BMW to introduce BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at Detroit show

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BMW will stage the world premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the US premiere of the BMW Concept X2 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January in Detroit. BMW ConnectedDrive will be showcasing a selection of new services. BMW eDrive.

2016 83

BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Arrives

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BMW set out to build the fastest, most powerful, best driving hybrid vehicle in the world. Scheduled to be available next year, the 2010 BMW Active Hybrid X6 is in a relatively new category called the &# Sports Activity Coupe&# or SAC for short. Tags: BMW ActiveHybrid X6

BMW unveils i8 Roadster, 2019 i8 Coupe; optimized eDrive tech increases power and range

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW unveiled the first i8 Roadster, along with the 2019 i8 Coupe. Optimized BMW eDrive technology delivers more power—total output increased to 369 hp (+12 hp)—and a refined high-voltage battery with increased capacity and range. 360° ELECTRIC.

2017 83

BMW to showcase 4 production plug-in hybrids at IAA in Frankfurt; new 225xe

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BMW is using the upcoming IAA in Frankfurt to showcase four production BMW brand plug-in hybrid models from different vehicle segments—one newly announced. Also sharing the stand will be a newly announced plug-in hybrid from the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, the BMW 225xe.

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BMW introduces iPerformance designation, starting with three 7-Series plug-ins

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At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, BMW will officially introduce the new iPerformance model designation, which will be given to all BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles starting in July 2016, as a visible indicator of the transfer of technology from BMW i to the BMW core brand.

2016 83

BMW reveals 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype with 117.5 mpg; next-gen Power eDrive: 2x current capacity, electric AWD

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BMW 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype. BMW has unveiled a 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype. In all-electric mode, the prototype is capable of a top speed of 120 km/h (74.5 mph), and has a driving range of approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles).

2014 160

BMW to showcase 5 electric vehicles at LA show; world debut of new vehicle

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The BMW Group will showcase five electric vehicles at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show including the North American premieres of the BMW i Vision Dynamics, MINI Electric Concept, BMW i3s, and a World Premiere vehicle that will be shown during the BMW Group press conference on Wednesday, 29 November. Earlier this month, BMW reported that electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles now account for 5.5% of total BMW Group sales in the US.

2017 60

BMW i8 customer demand exceeding planned production; improved fuel consumption

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Series production of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) begins in April, with delivery of the first customer cars to start in June 2014, beginning with the main European markets. The related electricity consumption was measured at 11.9 BMW i8. BMW eDrive.

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BMW will launch plug-in hybrid version of refreshed 3 Series in 2016: BMW 330e

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As part of its introduction of the lifecycle freshening for all 3 Series Sedans and Sports Wagons, BMW announced that it will launch the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid in 2016. The BMW 330e will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system with a combined output of around 250 hp (186 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 N·m) (preliminary). The BMW 330e will accelerate from 0–60 mph in approximately 6.1 seconds while the BMW 340i xDrive model takes just 4.6

2015 85

Traction motor of BMW 225xe PHEV wins the Bavarian State Award for E-mobility / eCar TEC Award for cooling concept

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BMW has won the Bavarian State Award for E-mobility / eCar TEC Award for the innovative cooling concept used for the electric traction motor in the BMW 225xe plug-in hybrid. The BMW 225xe pairs a 100 kW/136 hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine with 65 kW electric traction motor and a 7.7 Maximum all-electric range is 41 kilometers (25 miles).

2016 84

BMW MINI E Powered by AC Propulsion?

Revenge of the Electric Car

The automotive and green electric vehicle blogosphere has been abuzz with talk of the BMW MINI E ever since July 9th, 2008, when AutoblogGreen published the rumor that 500 of the intriguing new electric cars would be released later this year in California. Chris Paine’s docudrama “ Who Killed the Electric Car &# has raised awareness that plug-in electric vehicles are possible, and the demand for plug-in electric vehicles has never been higher.

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BMW i features i8 Concept Roadster and BMW i3 at Manhattan stop on “Born Electric” World Tour

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At the Manhattan stop on its year-long “Born Electric” World Tour, BMW i featured the BMW i8 Concept Roadster—shown for the first time in North America—and the BMW i3 Concept. The plug-in hybrid concept is the second variant of the 2+2-seater BMW i8 Concept.

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2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance PHEV going on sale in US starting at $89,100

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The 2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) is in production and will arrive at US dealerships in August starting at $89,100 plus $995 Destination and Handling. Combined fuel economy of 64 MPGe and an all-electric range of 14 miles is possible (EPA official figures).

2016 88

BMW X5 xDrive40e PHEV going on sale in US in the fall; early EPA rating estimates at 55 MPGe

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The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) will arrive in US showrooms in the fall of 2015. kWh Li-ion battery pack, the newest BMW SAV can travel approximately 13 miles on all-electric power. The gasoline engine and electric motor put out 308 horsepower (230 kW )and produce 332 lb-ft (450 N·m) of torque, enough to propel the X5 xDrive40e from 0-60 mph in 6.5

2015 81

Hydrogen-Fueled Olympics Taxis Sent 130 Miles To Refuel--On Diesel Trucks

Green Car Reports

Automotive sponsor BMW is getting massive exposure for 4,000 of its greenest vehicles, including lower-emission ActiveHybrid models, fuel-efficient diesels, and much-anticipated i3 all-electric city car and i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe. The London Olympics now underway are a showcase for green cars.

BMW Group presents prototype of i8 plug-in hybrid; first use of new 3-cylinder engine

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Prototype BMW i8 at the track. BMW i presented a prototype of its second production vehicle, the i8 ( earlier post ), at a driving event at the BMW Group’s Miramas test track in France. When power demands allow, the high-voltage battery is recharged by the electric motor.

2013 119

A123 Systems supplying Li-ion batteries for new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and ActiveHybrid 5 models

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A123 Systems is providing Li-ion battery cells for the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 ( earlier post ) and ActiveHybrid 5 ( earlier post ) models to be shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. BMW is doing the Li-ion pack work itself.)

2012 138

BMW introduces 6th generation 7 Series; new 740e plug-in hybrid; remote control parking

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BMW has introduced the new generation (6 th ) of its top-end 7 Series, featuring technology innovations in the areas of lightweight design, powertrains, chassis, operating systems, and intelligent connectivity. BMW EfficientLightweight. : Plug-in hybrid BMW 740e.

2015 99

BMW to present Concept X5 eDrive all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid at Frankfurt show

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BMW Concept X5 eDrive PHEV. BMW will present the Concept X5 eDrive all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The BMW Concept X5 eDrive can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 7.0 Click to enlarge.

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BMW provides initial look at X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype

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BMW X5 plug-in hybrid prototype at Efficient Dynamics Innovation Days 2014. At BMW’s Efficient Dynamics Innovation Days 2014 in Germany, the company provided the first opportunities for test-driving the BMW X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid (PHEV) prototype ( earlier post ). BMW eDrive.

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2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Motorcycle Engine As Range Extender

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Diversity among electric cars is rapidly expanding, from the all-electric Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi 'i' to the upcoming Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, which provides just 9 to 13 miles of electric range. Now, it turns out, the 2014 BMW i3--the all-electric urban four-door subcompact that BMW showed last week in concept form--will offer the option

BMW ActiveHybrid 3 to carry MSRP of $50,195; intelligent energy management with proactive route analysis

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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3. BMW’s 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will arrive in US showrooms this fall at an MSRP of $50,195 including destination and handling. miles (four kilometers). Electric motor. miles (four kilometer) at an average speed of about 20 mph (35 km/h).

2012 120

BMW shows future drive technoliges; 2 Series PHEV prototype, direct water injection in 3-cyl. engine, and fuel cell eDrive

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During a driving event at the Miramas proving grounds in southern France, BMW presented future drive technologies, including the prototype of a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with plug-in hybrid drive. BMW is collaborating with Toyota on fuel cell systems.

2015 99

BMW unveils production i8 plug-in hybrid; 94 mpg; on sale in US in 2014 priced from $135,925

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The BMW i8 goes on sale in the US in 2014. BMW unveiled the BMW i8 2+2 plug-in hybrid sports car ( earlier post ) today at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The BMW i8 accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.4 22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (approx. BMW i8.

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UK engine plant to build 3-cylinder engines for BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars

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The new generation of 3-cylinder gasoline engines for the future BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car ( earlier post ) will be produced exclusively at the BMW engine plant at Hams Hall, near Birmingham. The BMW i8 Concept offers the eDrive plug-in hybrid concept combining an electric drive system with a high-performance three cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine producing 349hp/300N·m.

2012 84

VW, BMW and ChargePoint partner to create SAE Combo DC fast charging corridors on the East and West Coasts

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The installations will occur both within and between relevant metro areas, strategically spaced at a maximum of 50 miles (80 km) apart. The SAE Combo connector is used in both BMW and Volkswagen electric vehicles as well as the Chevrolet Spark EV, with more applications anticipated.

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