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 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 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.

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BMW targeting ~600 km (~373 mile) range for electric i4 in 2021; 390 kW/530 hp motor

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BMW will introduce the electric i4 ( earlier post )—the Group’s first purely electrically powered model for the premium mid-range—in 2021. The BMW i4 undergoes winter trial tests earlier this year. This gives the BMW i4 its targeted range of approximately 600 kilometres.

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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

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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.

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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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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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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 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.

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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.

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BMW Group investing €400M in Plant Dingolfing for production of BMW iNEXT EV

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The BMW Group is investing around €400 million in its Dingolfing vehicle plant for production of the BMW iNEXT. In doing this, it is preparing for the manufacture of pure battery-electric and highly automated BMW cars at its largest European production location. With the launch of the BMW iNEXT in 2021, Plant Dingolfing will be capable of producing a mix of fully-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and models with combustion engines to suit demand on a single assembly line.

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BMW Group shares on GitHub AI algorithms used in production

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The BMW Group uses a growing number of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in production. The BMW Group has now shared selected algorithms from this area of artificial intelligence on the GitHub open source platform ( github.com/BMW-InnovationLab ). With the algorithms we are now publishing, the BMW Group has significantly reduced the development time for neural networks for autonomous transport systems and robots.

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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 targeting doubling energy density of battery cells by 2030, with current i3 as basis

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The BMW Group has pooled its years of experience with battery cells and extensive knowledge in the field in a new Competence Center in Munich. —Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. The BMW Group has launched several major innovations with this in mind.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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 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.

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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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BMW Group to build future MINI E vehicles in China with Great Wall Motor

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The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor have launched a new joint venture—Spotlight Automotive Limited—and are building a joint plant in China, where the BMW Group will produce future fully-electric models of its MINI brand.

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BMW Group pushes low-emission transport logistics; joins Getting to Zero Coalition

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Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid and as part of the Group’s commitment to further reduce carbon emissions along the entire value chain, the BMW Group has joined the “ Getting to Zero Coalition ”.

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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.

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BMW Group reports 8.6% increase in electrified vehicle sales in October

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Sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles worldwide were up 8.6% to 14,182 units in October, due to availability of the new BMW 330e and the BMW X5 xDrive45e. The BMW i brand, with the BMW i3 and BMW i8, continued its positive sales trend over the first 10 months of the year, with an increase of +19.3% The BMW Group intends to have one million electrified vehicles on the roads by the end of 2021. of BMW Group sales in October.

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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 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

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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 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.,

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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

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BMW i4 electric sedan shaping up as Tesla Model 3 rival

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BMW's new mainstream electric sedan is starting to take shape. Try 530 horsepower and 300 miles of total range, Roadshow reports, thanks to an 80-kilowatt-hour battery pack based on BMW's new 5th-generation

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Batteries won: BMW confirms i3 REx range extender is on its way to extinction

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The rapid progress of lithium-ion battery-cell energy density and the growth of fast-charging networks have together helped write the epitaph for BMW’s range-extending technology, badged REx on the BMW i3.

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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.

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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.

Karma Automotive (Nee Fisker) To Use BMW Electric-Car Powertrains

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Karma Automotive--the carmaker formerly known as Fisker Automotive--says it will use BMW powertrain components in upcoming production models. BMW will supply high-voltage battery charging systems and "a wide range of hybrid and EV systems" for the Karma luxury sedan, which the company expects to relaunch in 2016. Karma did not say whether BMW. plug-in cars BMW i

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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.

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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 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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