BMW Electric Car: The i3

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The BMW electric car offering from BMW group is called the i3, and wow, it is really a head-turner

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BMW Group Thailand begins local assembly of high-voltage batteries for BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles

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BMW Group Thailand has inaugurated local high-voltage battery production plant in partnership with the DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a partner of BMW Group since 1966. —Uwe Quaas, Managing Director of BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand.

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BMW introduces X1 xDrive25e PHEV subcompact crossover

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The BMW Group is introducing a further plug-in hybrid model—the new BMW X1 xDrive25e—a subcompact crossover. mpg US) and CO 2 emissions from 43 grams per kilometer, the new BMW X1 xDrive25e sets a benchmark within its competitive field.

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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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Sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles up 10.1% in September, down 1% year-to-date

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Global sales of BMW Group electrified models (fully-electric and plug-in hybrid) increased by 10.1% in September year-on-year to 16,035 units—due in part to the new BMW 330e. Source: BMW, IHS Markit New Registrations BEV+PHEV combined 01/2019 - 08/2019.

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BMW 5-Series plug-in hybrid gets wireless home charging deal

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BMW announced Friday that it will soon offer inductive charging in the 2019 BMW 530e iPerformance. In BMW’s current nomenclature, that’s the plug-in hybrid version of its 5-Series sedan.

2019 89

BMW Group US electrified vehicle sales down 22.6% in June

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BMW Group sales of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles decreased 22.6% Model changeover has limited the current BMW Group electrified lineup to five models including the BMW i3, BMW i8 and i8 Roadster, BMW 530e, and MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Plug-in hybrid variants of the BMW X5, the all-new BMW 3 Series and updated BMW 7 Series recently debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show.

2019 89

BMW Group introduces Alibaba voice assistant introduced into BMW vehicles in China; Tmall Genie

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BMW will become the first premium carmaker to launch Tmall Genie onto the market in China in selected BMW models. Labs will be fully and seamlessly integrated in BMW vehicles in China by the end of 2019. This can also be displayed in text and image form on the BMW Display Screen.

2019 112

Market launch of BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid

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With the market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e ( earlier post ), the drive portfolio of the Sporty Activity Vehicle (SAV) is now being expanded to include a plug-hybrid system. At the same time, the combined fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e have been halved.

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2017 BMW i3 preview

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The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. Battery capacity rises 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt hours, and BMW says. Preview plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExback in May 2014. This mid-cycle refresh includes several updates, most notably a much larger battery pack and a corresponding increase in its EPA-rated range.

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BMW i Hydrogen Next fuel-cell X5 SUV could arrive as soon as 2022

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BMW announced Tuesday that it is working on a next generation of fuel-cell drive systems, to first be presented in a limited-production version of the BMW X5 in 2022, and then in a more widely available model starting in 2025.

2019 86

BMW considers extending MINI-E leases

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The MINI-E program is going well enough that BMW is considering allowing leases extensions, Richard Steinberg the program manager said at CARB's ZEV Technology Symposium today. Tags: BMW bmw mini e

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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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Global sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles up 1.4% in January; BMW i3 the top seller

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Overall sales of BMW Group Electrified vehicles increased by 1.4% By the end of this year, the number of BMW Group electrified vehicles on the roads around the world will total more than half a million. Source: BMW.

2019 97

BMW expands 530e sedan inductive charging pilot program to US

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BMW is bringing BMW’s global Induction Charging Pilot Program to the US. All costs, expenses and expenditures associated with the initial installation, maintenance and de-installation of the Ground Pad Module are covered by BMW.

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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. Hi, I’m Joel Feder, and I’ll give you our verdict on the BMW i3 in our.

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BMW Group Production leveraging virtual reality and augmented reality applications

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BMW Group Production is focusing increasingly on easy-to-use and effective virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality applications. AR-based training at the BMW Group Production Academy: engine assembly. The BMW Group also applies target/actual comparisons at its Munich plant.

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BMW reveals steering wheel for self-driving iNext electric SUV

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Yet when BMW teased a new picture of its planned self-driving, electric iNext SUV last month, the photo showed nothing more than a steering wheel—which itself is not even round. BMW says that in the iNext the driver is no.

2019 86

BMW unveils BMW Vision iNEXT at LA Auto Show; all of ACES in one vehicle

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The BMW Group unveiled the BMW Vision iNEXT concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The BMW Vision iNEXT represents a building block for the future of the BMW Group, encompassing technology, design and new ways of thinking that are set to filter through across the company and its brands.

2018 107

BMW puts 70 hydrogen tugger trains into operation in Leipzig

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The BMW Group Leipzig plant is commissioning 70 more hydrogen-powered tugger trains (indoor tugs). These are used in production to supply the assembly lines with supplier parts.

2018 158

BMW Group Plant Spartanburg doubles battery production capacity

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BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina has doubled its capacity for production of high-voltage batteries. These are intended for the plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW X5 and the future BMW X3, also produced in Spartanburg. —Michael Nikolaides, Senior Vice President Engines and Electrified Drivetrains, BMW Group. BMW Group has produced batteries on site at Plant Spartanburg since 2015, said Knudt Flor, President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing, Co.,

2019 74

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. 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 RExback in May 2014. 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.

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2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

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This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx battery capacitydealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range.

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BMW launches plug-in hybrid variant of X3; updates to other PHEVs

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, BMW announced the market launch of a plug-in hybrid variant of the globally popular BMW X3. BMW Group electrified vehicles. The BMW X3 xDrive30e combines the properties of a premium mid-range sports activity vehicle with BMW eDrive technology.

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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.

2017 83

BMW drops diesels in favor of plug-in hybrids

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BMW is the latest automaker to eliminate diesels from its lineup and focus on plug-in hybrids and electric cars. A BMW spokesman told Green Car Reports on Tuesday that it will drop diesels from its lineup for 2019. We're putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket," said BMW spokesman Alexander Schmuck. BMW currently sells five plug-in hybrid models. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 87

BMW Group partners with Tencent to build BMW Group China High Performance D³ platform

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BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd. and Tencent signed an agreement to work together on building the BMW Group China High Performance D³ (Data-Driven Development) platform. The BMW Group will use the platform to develop automated driving technologies and products which suit the complex local traffic conditions and meet local customer demands. The collaboration between BMW Group and Tencent will set the benchmark for cross-industry cooperation.

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BMW takes REVENGE

Revenge of the Electric Car

Among the panelists sat Richard Steinberg of BMW, where he leads battery electric vehicle programs in the US markets, including the MINI E and BMW ActiveE programs. “BMW ActiveE?&#

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BMW i3 Electric Car To Get Longer Range Next Year, CEO Says

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The BMW i3 electric car will get a longer range next year, and it will soon be followed by another "i" model, the carmaker's chief executive says. That would expand the BMW "i" range to three models, including the i3 small hatchback, the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe, and the new and so far unnamed model, But there's still no firm timeline for the. Future Cars plug-in cars BMW i BMW i3 REx

2015 87

New BMW 530e PHEV offers more range, optional intelligent all-wheel drive

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BMW is increasing the efficiency and variety of its electrified models for the upper mid-range segment. The latest battery cell technology contributes to increasing the electric range of the BMW 530e Sedan plug-in hybrid model to between 61 and 66 kilometers.

2019 97

BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

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Almost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW iThe German automaker says it has delivered 100,000 plug-in cars over the past three years. That figure encompasses both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. DON'T MISS: New 2017.

2016 87

Review: BMW Z4

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The last BMW Z4 wasn’t really anything to write home about, particularly up against more modern rivals like the Audi TT Roadster and Porsche 718 Boxster

2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

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With BMW having decided to offer not only plug-in hybrids across its range but also fully electric versions of its core models, its 'i' sub-brand is in a curious position. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i5Is there a future for the high-tech vehicles designed for maximum efficiency when battery-electric powertrains are rolling into conventional cars as well? The answer to that.

2016 86

Choice of new BMW CEO solidifies automaker's electric plans

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BMW is doubling down on its strategy of building electric versions of its mainstream cars, rather than a separate line of EVs. That strategy was pushed by Oliver Zipse, who will take over for Harald Krueger on August 16, and it gives the company more flexibility to produce electric cars—on the same assembly lines as internal-combustion and

2019 81

BMW posts a smart sendoff for longtime Mercedes chief

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In a BMW ad called “retirement is about exploring your wide open future,” Zetsche (actually an actor dressed to look like him). German humor, as is quite often pointed out, is no laughing matter.

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BMW Group plans Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group will invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Our new Additive Manufacturing Campus will concentrate the full spectrum of the BMW Group’s 3D printing expertise at a single location. Metal 3D printed part for the new BMW i8 Roadster.

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BMW Group electrified vehicle US sales down 42.7% in February; X models account for 55.5% of BMW brand sales

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BMW Group sales of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the US totaled 1,110 in February 2019, a decrease of 42.7% The company said that model changeover has limited the current BMW Group electrified lineup to five models including the BMW i3, BMW i8 and i8 Roadster, BMW 530e, and MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. These models and a plug-in-hybrid variant of the BMW X3 will begin sales in the US at a future date.

2019 70

New BMW 330e PHEV features 50% boost in all-electric range to 41 miles; XtraBoost debuts

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The new BMW 330e plug-in hybrid features the latest generation of BMW eDrive technology paired with a four-cylinder gasoline engine. Making its debut appearance in a BMW, the standard-fitted XtraBoost raises the system output of the plug-in hybrid to a maximum 215 kW/292 hp.

2019 102

BMW introduces new Cruise e-Bike

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BMW of North America presented the new BMW Cruise e-Bike, ideal for commuters, built with a BOSCH Performance Line electric motor. BMW’s collection of bicycles is designed to reflect the main characteristics of BMW vehicle design.

2016 100

Long-delayed BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid due in 2018

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A convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe was teased as far back as the 2012 New York Auto Show, when the i8 Spyder concept first debuted. But while the i8 coupe went into production as a 2014 model, BMW has been unusually slow to approve a convertible version for production. BMW mentioned an i8 convertible during a March press. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars BMW i

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BMW Group sales of electrified vehicles in US drop 29.7% in May y-o-y

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BMW Group sales of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles decreased 29.7 Model changeover has limited the current BMW Group electrified lineup in the US to five models including the BMW i3, BMW i8 and i8 Roadster, BMW 530e, and MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Plug-in hybrid variants of the BMW X5, the all-new BMW 3 Series and updated BMW 7 Series recently debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show.

2019 69

New BMW 3 Series Touring to offer PHEV version; XtraBoost mode

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The new generation BMW 3 Series Touring will offer the first plug-in hybrid drive system for one of BMW’s Touring models. The new BMW 3 Series Touring, Model M Sport and the new BMW 3 Series Touring, Modell Luxury Line.

2019 102

BMW Group spare parts logistics center piloting autonomous transport platforms

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The BMW Group’s worldwide spare parts logistics center in Dingolfing has recently started piloting autonomous transport platforms. The AutoBox pilot project is part of a series of autonomous transport systems currently used at various BMW Group locations.

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