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

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.

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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.

2018 112

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.

2019 68

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

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 96

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.

2019 145

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 106

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 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.

2019 139

5G mobile network goes live at all BMW Brilliance Automotive production sites in China

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BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has become the first automobile manufacturer to enable full 5G wireless coverage at all its plants. The BMW Group is currently preparing to set up local, private 5G networks at its plants in Germany.

2019 96

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 101

2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid rated just 16 electric miles

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Although the gigantic new twin-kidney grille might be the most eye-catching addition to BMW’s flagship luxury sedan, the 7-Series, the model in the lineup that’s gone through the most change might well be the one with a charge port: the 745e xDrive plug-in hybrid. The 2020 BMW 745e xDrive iPerformance can go 16 all-electric miles. bmw Plug-In Hybrids

2019 72

BMW Group increasing use of AI in series production

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Since 2018, the BMW Group has been using various AI applications in series production. Christian Patron, Head of Innovation, Digitalization and Data Analytics at BMW Group Production: “Artificial intelligence offers great potential. At the BMW Group, flexible, cost-effective, AI-based applications are gradually replacing permanently installed camera portals. The first smart AI control application at the BMW Group celebrated its premiere at the BMW Group’s Steyr plant.

2019 68

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 68

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 79

BMW lease deals for any monthly budget

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2019 41

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.

2019 105

Global BMW Group electrified vehicle sales pass 400K mark

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In May, cumulated BMW Group electrified sales topped the 400,000 mark with a total of 406,756 fully-electric and plug-in hybrid models delivered to customers since the BMW i3 first went on sale in November 2013. Five and a half years after it was launched, demand for the iconic BMW i3 continues to grow with global sales in May up 40.0%. Overall sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles grew by 9.8%

2019 68

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

BMW Group accelerating e-mobility expansion: 25 electrified models by 2023

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The BMW Group is accelerating its electromobility expansion program, with the 25 electrified models to be introduced by 2023, two years earlier than the initial 2025 target. —Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. This will be followed in 2020 by the fully-electric BMW iX3 from Shenyang (China) and, in 2021, by the BMW iNEXT, which will be produced in Dingolfing (Germany), and the BMW i4 from Plant Munich (Germany).

2019 78

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 Group and Microsoft launch Open Manufacturing Platform

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At Hannover Messe, Microsoft and the BMW Group announced a new community initiative to enable faster, more cost-effective innovation in the manufacturing sector. With currently more than 3,000 machines, robots and autonomous transport systems connected with the BMW Group IoT Platform, which is built on Microsoft Azure’s cloud, IoT and AI capabilities, the BMW Group plans to contribute relevant initial use cases to the OMP community.

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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.

2018 106

Karsan using BMW i3 motors and batteries for 6m electric city bus

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The BMW Group and Turkish manufacturer Karsan have signed an agreement for the supply of BMW i3 motors and batteries for the battery-electric 6-meter city bus “Jest electric”, which is produced in Bursa in Turkey for both the domestic market and for international markets.

2018 133

BMW Group Leipzig plant launches series production of the BMW i8 Roadster PHEV

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The BMW Group Leipzig plant has started series production of the BMW i8 Roadster, unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show ( earlier post ). It will be launched parallel to the enhanced version of the BMW i8 Coupé. The new BMW i8 Coupe offers combined fuel consumption of 1.9

2018 95

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 99

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.

2017 64

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.

2018 76

BMW teaser video of upcoming i8 Roadster

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BMW has released a teaser video for the upcoming i8 Roadster—the third member of its electrified i family, arriving in 2018.

2017 78

BMW boosts i3 and i3s batteries to 120Ah; 42.2 kWh pack almost doubles original range

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BMW has released the new 2019 i3 and i3s electric vehicles with 120 Ah batteries. Like the electric motors, the high-voltage batteries are an integral part of the BMW eDrive technology used in BMW i automobiles and developed in-house the BMW Group.

2018 125

BMW Group moves step closer to holding 75% of BMW Brilliance Automotive in China

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The long-term expansion of the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. CBA) in Hongkong has approved the sale of a 25% shareholding in BBA to the BMW Group. As announced in October 2018 on the 15 th anniversary of BBA, the BMW Group intends to increase its stake in BBA from 50% to 75%; both partners signed a corresponding agreement. Its structure will be expanded to accommodate future BMW model variants and the expected increase in customer demand.

2019 74

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. BMW i3s at the Port Jersey Vehicle Distribution Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

2014 129

First drive: BMW i3

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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. Electric cars BMW Road Tests

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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.

2015 110

New BMW X1 xDrive25Le PHEV boosts electric range 83% to 110 km; new NCM battery technology

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At Auto Shanghai 2019 in April, BMW Brilliance Automotive will present the new edition of the BMW X1 xDrive25Le. The efficiency of the new BMW X1 xDrive25Le has also been further increased, with combined fuel consumption now some 72% lower than before. The new BMW X1 xDrive25Le features a lithium-ion high-voltage battery, with battery cells produced exclusively based on specifications defined by the BMW Group.

2019 98

BMW launches BMW i ChargeForward pilot in SF Bay Area

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The BMW Group Technology Office, together with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), have launched an 18-month pilot of the BMW i ChargeForward Program in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program is now issuing calls to participating BMW i3 drivers in the Bay Area to request the interruption of the charging of their EVs for one hour. The study has two parts: (1) a managed charge pilot program involving BMW i3 owners; and (2) a battery second-life energy storage system.

2015 111

What’s up with the BMW MINI E?

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The BMW Mini E has hit the streets. In June about 500 cars were placed in consumer and fleet hands in Los Angeles and New York and New Jersey for what BMW calls a " field trial." Like all the automakers, BMW dabbled in concept electric cars over the years.

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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.

2019 92

BMW teams with Jaguar Land Rover for EV parts

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Jaguar Land Rover and BMW announced on Wednesday that they will form an alliance to build the unique parts, beyond the battery, that make up an electric vehicle. BMW has said it plans to build 25 new plug-in.

2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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To achieve that acceleration, this 2011 BMW uses a combination of a 400-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with direct fuel injection and two electric motors. When it comes to performance, the hybrid borrows on the reputation of the gasoline-only BMW X6. BMW ActiveHybrid X6

2011 72

BMW seeking quiet cooling technologies for fast charging of EVs

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BMW is seeking alternative cooling technologies for vehicle batteries to further improve peak cooling capacity during fast charging while reducing cooling components’ vibration and noise emission.

2019 88

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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