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 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 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 111

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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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 95

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 71

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

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 105

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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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

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 69

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 takes REVENGE

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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 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 105

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.

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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.

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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 94

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.

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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 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.

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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

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 74

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.

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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 launches high performance D3 platform: data-driven development for autonomous driving

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The BMW Group has launched its High Performance D3 IT platform—a key milestone on the BMW Group’s roadmap to highly and fully automated driving. The BMW Group has been applying the Data-Driven Development approach for a couple of years. Autonomous Driving at the BMW Group.

2019 95

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 89

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.

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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.

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BMW Group Plant Dingolfing to create up to 2,000 secure jobs in e-mobility

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The BMW Group Plant in Dingolfing in Lower Bavaria will increase the number of Dingolfing-based jobs in the production of e-drive components several times over in the next few years to a total of up to 2,000. It is the technology flagship for the future of the entire BMW Group.

2019 88

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

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”.

2018 112

DHL Freight pilots first LNG truck with mega trailer in Germany in partnership with BMW

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During a year-long trial period the truck will operate as a daily shuttle between DHL’s logistics center and a BMW Group production plant in southern Germany.

2019 111

New BMW 7 Series offers revamped plug-in hybrid powertrain, other major changes in powertrain lineup

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BMW’s new 7 Series features a number of powertrain changes, including a plug-in hybrid drive system with a new design offering an increased electric range, enhanced performance and lower consumption.

2019 105

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 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

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

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New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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Earlier in March, BMW-Brilliance introduced the new BMW X1 xDrive 25Le. This is the third new energy vehicle developed by the joint-venture, BMW Brilliance Ltd in less than four years time. BMW Brilliance has built a high voltage battery assembly line in Shenyang.

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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 82

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.

2016 81

BMW Group increasing use of digitalization and Industry 4.0 in production logistics

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The BMW Group is increasingly relying on innovations from the fields of digitalization and Industry 4.0 Innovations coming out of many pilot projects are being implemented worldwide in logistics at BMW Group plants. Smart Transport Robot at BMW Group Plant Regensburg.

2018 119

The BMW iFE.18 electric drivetrain making its debut in Formula E

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On 15 December, the new BMW iFE.18 and the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team will contest their first race in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Ad Diriyah (KSA). Work on developing the BMW drivetrain for Formula E began in early 2017.

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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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