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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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 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.

2020 92

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.

2020 153

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 first purely electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is the trailblazer for the fifth-generation (Gen5) BMW eDrive technology, which, starting 2021, will also be deployed in the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. All powertrain components used for BMW eDrive technology were developed solely by the BMW Group.

2019 77

Sweden's Northvolt will make $2.3B of electric-car batteries for BMW

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As it ramps up electric-car production, BMW has inked a battery-supply deal with Sweden's Northvolt. BMW plans to buy 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) of batteries from Northvolt beginning in 2024.

2020 114

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. —Daniel Schäfer, Senior Vice President for Production Integration and Pilot Plant at the BMW Group. Last year, the BMW Group produced about 300,000 parts by additive manufacturing.

2020 101

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 63

BMW has made 200,000 of its quirky i3 electric cars

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BMW reported Tuesday that it had built its 200,000th i3 electric car since the start of production in 2013.

2020 75

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

2020 96

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.

2018 86

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 75

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.

2020 120

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.

2020 125

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.

2020 71

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.

2020 101

2022 BMW iX revealed: 300-mile electric SUV is a family-size tech flagship

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The BMW iNext electric SUV has been teased numerous times, but on Wednesday we finally got the first details of the production version, along with confirmation that the name will be shortened to BMW iX for the SUV's launch in late 2021, likely as a 2022 model.

2020 86

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 74

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.

2020 102

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 88

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 78

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. The electric four-door BMW Gran Coupé offers an electric range of up to 600 kilometers (373 miles), based on the new WLTP test cycle. Powered by fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, the i4 has a very slim battery with optimum energy density.

2020 95

Some 2020-2021 BMW and Mini plug-in hybrids under recall, sales stop for battery issue

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A serious battery issue potentially affecting a subset of BMW and Mini plug-in hybrid vehicles has led BMW to issue a stop-sale to its dealers and an accompanying recall. 3 and posted by NHTSA on Monday, BMW pointed to 713 vehicles sold in the U.S.

2020 77

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.

2017 67

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

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 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. The BMW X3 is the first model to be available with a gasoline or diesel engine, plug-in hybrid drive system or all-electric drive system. The new iX3 features fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology.

2020 86

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

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.

2019 84

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

Fully-electric BMW 7-Series could be carmaker's most powerful sedan

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BMW will build an electric version of the 7-Series—its flagship sedan. The electric model will be the most powerful 7-Series variant, Oliver Zipse, chairman of the board of management of BMW AG, said in a speech also updating investors on the automaker's response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

2020 78

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. For the BMW Group’s purchasing experts and its suppliers, ensuring transparency therefore involved considerable manual effort. BMW Group co-founded Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative ( MOBI ) in 2018.

2020 98

BMW expands recall to most 2020-2021 plug-in hybrids over battery fire issue

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BMW has expanded its recall of vehicles over a potential battery issue to most of its U.S. That includes the 2020-2021 BMW 530e models (including xDrive and iPerformance), 2020-2021 plug-in hybrids for the 2020 and 2021 model years.

2020 75

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. Green BMW i3 REx Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) REx range extender engine Videos plug-in cars subcompact It''s both a compact hatchback and an all-electric car, from the brand that claims to build ultimate driving machines. How does it measure up to that lofty standard?

2015 85

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

2016 86

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. The upcoming BMW Digital Key for the iPhone will enable customers to just tap to unlock and easily get going by placing the iPhone in the smartphone tray and pushing the start button.

2020 77

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. The integration of the intelligent cloud-based voice control service in the Chinese market opens up a variety of in-car entertainment and shopping options for BMW drivers while on the road. This can also be displayed in text and image form on the BMW Display Screen.

2019 86

BMW ending involvement in Formula E, says it has exhausted opportunities for tech transfer

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BMW Group will end its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at the end of the coming season. BMW has consistently supported the Formula E project from the beginning, and has enjoyed victories and podiums with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team. BMW Group has always used Formula E as a tech lab for production. Furthermore, the strategic focus of BMW Group is shifting within the field of e-mobility.

2020 68

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 85

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. Next year, the BMW X3 will become the first BMW Group vehicle available with four different drive train variants: diesel, gasoline, plug-in hybrid and pure electric. The BMW i4 will be produced at the main plant in Munich.

2019 73

BMW Group Plant Regensburg will produce drive components for electrified vehicles from 2021

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The BMW Group is further expanding its Germany-based production capacities for electric drives. From 2021, battery cells for high-voltage batteries will be coated at BMW Group Plant Regensburg and complete high-voltage batteries will be produced from 2022.

2020 83

Apple CarPlay will help BMW i4 electric car find chargers along the way

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BMW confirmed Monday that many of its vehicles in the near future will use two useful tech pieces just announced by Apple. A new iPhone-based digital key will be offered soon on many BMW models, first on the 2021 BMW 5-Series, and Apple CarPlay-based electric-vehicle charger routing will be included in the upcoming BMW i4 electric car due in late

2020 66

BMW Group Plant Leipzig to start battery module production in 2021

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The BMW Group is further expanding its Germany-based production capacities for electric drives. From 2021, the Leipzig plant will also produce battery modules for the high-voltage batteries of the BMW Group’s electrified vehicles.

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