BMW Group to source lithium from Livent

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To support its accelerated expansion of e-mobility in the coming years, the BMW Group will source lithium from a second leading supplier, US-based Livent. Livent will supply the lithium directly to the BMW Group’s battery cell manufacturers from 2022 on.

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BMW iX3 to introduce Gen5 BMW eDrive technology; NMC-811 batteries

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The battery-electric BMW iX3, the production of which will commence in 2020, will offer a range of more than 440 km (273 miles) (WLTP) with a net-battery size of 74 kWh. The BMW iX3 is yet a further milestone in the consistent realization of the BMW Group’s electrification strategy.

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BMW Group sourcing aluminum produced using solar energy from EGA

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The BMW Group will begin sourcing aluminum produced using solar electricity with immediate effect. That is why the BMW Group plans to source aluminum produced with green power in the long term—enabling it to avoid approximately 2.5 Light metal foundry at BMW Group Plant Landshut.

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First BMW electric iX3 comes off production line at BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang, China

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The first fully-electric BMW iX3 has left the production line at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in Shenyang, China. BBA conducts rigorous testing of everything from the battery to the finished car to guarantee the vehicle safety of the BMW iX3.

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BMW Group opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The €15-million campus will allow the BMW Group to develop its position as technology leader in the utilization of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry. BMW AG Board Member for Production.

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BMW Group & Daimler Mobility Join Forces

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The post BMW Group & Daimler Mobility Join Forces appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Vehicles EV Charging Stations Press Releases Specific Technologies BMW Group & Daimler Mobility Mobility TechnologyCorporate

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bp takes 33.3% stake in BMW, Daimler EV charging venture

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bp will join BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG in their drive to extend and improve electrification, making electric vehicle charging more convenient, simpler and seamless for drivers. partner alongside BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG in Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS), one of Europe’s leading developers of digital charging solutions for automotive manufacturers and vehicle fleet operators.

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BMW to pilot second-generation hydrogen fuel cell drives in small series from 2022

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The BMW Group will pilot the second generation of hydrogen fuel cell drives in a small series in the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT based on the current BMW X5 from 2022. The BMW Group has been working with Toyota Motor Corporation on fuel cell drive systems since 2013.

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BMW provides first look at future BMW iX electric SAV; US launch in 2022

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With time still to go before expected US market launch in early 2022, and with the series development phase ongoing, BMW provided a first look ahead at the future BMW iX. With its completely newly developed design, the electric BMW iX is the first representative of a generation of cars intended to redefine the driving experience, the feeling of space inside and the relationship between vehicles and those on board. Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology.

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BMW unveils Concept i4 electric Gran Coupé; 600 km range

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BMW unveiled the BMW Concept i4 EV using a livestream instead of the planned Geneva venue. The BMW Concept i4 represents a look ahead to the BMW i4, slated to enter production in 2021. —Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.

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BMW Electric Car: The i3

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BMW introduces iX3 electric SUV; destined for China and Europe

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BMW unveiled the iX3 electric SUV ( earlier post ), offering full electric mobility in a BMW X model. The new BMW iX3 will be the brand’s first model to also be produced for export at the Shenyang manufacturing facility in China.

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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. BMW is now flying the iNEXT concept vehicle around the world to showcase what is to come. It will take the BMW Group’s strategic innovation fields (“D+ACES”) onto the road for the first time as a single package.

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200,000 BMW i3 EVs produced in Leipzig over nearly 7 years

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At the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, the 200,000 th BMW i3 model rolled off the production line last week. The BMW i3s (combined power consumption: 14.6 – 14.0 It is shaped in Leipzig from carbon fiber scrims and assembled in a unique process developed by the BMW Group.

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BMW Group Protects the Deep Seas

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BMW Group strives for most sustainable supply chain Exclusion of minerals from deep-sea mining from BMW Group supply chain as a precautionary measure Vision of circular economy for resource management Munich. The post BMW Group Protects the Deep Seas appeared first on EV Obsession.

BMW Group uses Blockchain to drive supply chain transparency: “PartChain”

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The BMW Group is using Blockchain technology in purchasing to ensure the traceability of components and raw materials in multi-stage international supply chains. —Andreas Wendt, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Purchasing and Supplier Network.

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2020 BMW i3s review

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New top model PHEV in the BMW 5 Series

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With almost 50,000 units, BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid models were the most successful electrified models in the BMW Group’s portfolio worldwide in 2019. The new top-of-the-range BMW 545e xDrive Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1

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BMW’s GM of battery cell technology joins Wildcat Discovery’s board

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Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a technology company that uses proprietary high-throughput methods to develop new battery materials rapidly, announced that Dr. Peter Lamp, General Manager of the Battery Cell Technology Group at BMW AG, has joined its Board of Directors.

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BMW announces support for Digital Key for iPhone

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BMW will become the first carmaker to enable its customers to use iPhone as a fully digital car key. BMW was the first to integrate iPod in their vehicles, first to offer wireless CarPlay and now first to introduce support for BMW Digital Key stored securely in Apple Wallet for iPhone.

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Half a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads

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The BMW Group has delivered half a million electrified cars to customers worldwide so far. The company aims to have one million electrified vehicles on the road within two years, said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.

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BMW Group extends aluminum recycling to Dingolfing press shop

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BMW’s press shop in Dingolfing—the largest of the BMW Group worldwide—is the first in which all aluminum sheet waste is separated and recycled to make it reusable for industry. The BMW Group has invested around €6.5

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BMW Group sets out code of ethics for the use of artificial intelligence

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is a central element of the digital transformation process at the BMW Group. The BMW Group already uses AI throughout the value chain to generate added value for customers, products, employees and processes.

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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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Pioneering BMW i3 now starting from £33,805 to take advantage of the Plug-in car grant

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Prices for the BMW i3 and BMW i3s have been reduced to ensure that customers can continue to benefit from the UK Government Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG) following the redefinition of the grant on 18 March 2021. The BMW i3 has been a runaway success since its UK market launch in 2013.

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BMW Group invests in MOE company Boston Metal; CO2-free steel production

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The BMW Group company is investing in an innovative method for CO 2 -free steel production developed by American startup Boston Metal ( earlier post ), through its venture capital fund, BMW i Ventures. The investment is part of the BMW Group’s sustainability activities aimed at significantly reducing CO 2 emissions across the supplier network. —Dr Andreas Wendt, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Purchasing and Supplier Network.

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BMW Group selects NVIDIA Isaac platform to redefine factory logistics

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BMW Group has selected the new NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform to enhance its automotive factories, utilizing logistics robots built on advanced AI computing and visualization technologies. Once developed, the system will be deployed to BMW Group factories worldwide.

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Pierburg to supply small series hydrogen blower to BMW

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Partners in this project of the Federal Ministry of Transport and the German National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW - Nationale Organisation für Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie) are the car manufacturer BMW, the University of Siegen and other suppliers.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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The BMW Group continues to adapt its production structures to growing demand for fully and partially electrified vehicles. China is of high importance to the BMW Group, both as a market and as a location for production and innovation.

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2022 BMW iX: 300-mile electric SUV will rival Model X and E-Tron, start around $85,000

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The big, fully electric SUV from BMW is one step closer with an announcement Tuesday confirming its U.S. Pricing for the 2022 BMW iX, which will rival the Tesla Model X, Audi E-Tron, and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, hasn’t yet been detailed.

BMW, MINI electrified vehicle sales up 13.9% in Q1; 6.4% share

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In the first quarter 30,692 (+13.9%) electrified vehicles of the BMW and MINI brands (BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI Electric) were sold worldwide. —Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands and Sales.

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BMW introducing new aerodynamic wheel on iX3 EV; cast aluminum wheel with inserts

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The new BMW Aerodynamic Wheel is making its debut together with the BMW iX3, the market launch of which is planned for this year. With optimized airflow around the wheel arches, the wheels are 15% lighter than the aerodynamic wheels previously fitted by BMW.

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BMW Group founds company to develop and distribute innovative robots and management software for logistics solutions

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The BMW Group has founded IDEALworks GmbH—a fully-owned subsidiary—headquartered in Munich. The Smart Transport Robot, STR, in particular has met with great response and has seen demand from both within and outside of the BMW Group.

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BMW Group and PG&E launching ChargeForward Phase 3 pilot; V2G testing

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The BMW Group and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced an expanded partnership that further leverages renewable energy to sustainably power electric vehicles (EVs). This advanced smart charging initiative is available to all BMW’s battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) drivers in Northern and Central California who are also PG&E residential, electric customers. BMW ChargeForward Phase Three.

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BMW provides glimpse of powertrain for BMW i Hydrogen NEXT, reaffirms longer-term commitment to fuel cell technology

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The BMW Group provided some technical insights into the powertrain system for the planned BMW i Hydrogen NEXT and also reaffirmed its commitment to following a carefully considered and systematic route to emission-free mobility.

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BMW Group, WWF Germany, Volvo Group back moratorium on deep-sea mining

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The BMW Group has launched an initiative to protect the deep seas in cooperation with the WWF Germany. In a joint declaration , the BMW Group, WWF and other companies—including the Volvo Group—undertake, as a precautionary measure, not to use deep-ocean minerals or finance deep-sea mining until comprehensive scientific research into the impact of deep-sea mining can be conducted and the consequences for the environment are clearly assessed.

BMW launching compact BMW X models with plug-in hybrid drive: X1 xDrive25e followed by X2 xDrive25e

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The BMW Group is introducing new plug-in hybrid models: the new BMW X1 xDrive25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e. The new BMW X1 xDrive25e and the BMW X2 xDrive25e. mpg) and CO 2 emissions between 48 and 43 grams per kilometer for the BMW X1 xDrive25e and 2.1

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BMW Group commissions study on sustainable lithium extraction

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The BMW Group has commissioned two US universities to conduct a scientific analysis of water consumption in the lithium extraction process. Both BMW Group and BASF SE are already working successfully together with other partners in the “Cobalt for Development” project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The BMW Group intends to fill this gap with the study it has commissioned. —Patrick Hudde, head of Indirect Purchasing Raw Materials Management, BMW Group.

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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. BMW Group Thailand launched the local assembly lines in July 2019 at the DRÄXLMAIER Group plant. —Uwe Quaas, Managing Director of BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand.

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BMW increasing efforts in sourcing sustainable lithium

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BMW X2 xDrive25e SAC PHEV to be launched July 2020

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BMW will launch the new X2 xDrive25e SAC (“Sport Activity Coupé”) PHEV, announced in January ( earlier post ), in Europe in July 2020 with pricing from €47,250 (US$51,800). The new BMW X2 xDrive25e sprints from a standing start to 100 km/h in 6.8

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BMW presenting three new PHEV 3-Series models, two new 48V MHEV M diesels at Geneva show

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At the upcoming 2020 Geneva International Motor Show, BMW will present three new plug-in hybrid models for the premium mid-range—all in the 3 Series. The debuts include the new BMW 330e Touring (combined fuel consumption: from 1.7 New BMW 330e Touring.

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BMW Dadong plant closing in on standard production of iX3 EV

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The BMW Group will release the new BMW iX3 EV ( earlier post )onto the market by the end of 2020. The testing required for homologation of the new BMW iX3 has now been successfully completed and the results submitted to the regulatory authorities in key automotive markets.

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