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 unveils battery-electric Concept iX3 in Beijing; Gen 5 eDrive system; 249 miles WLTP

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The BMW Group is extending the reach of its all-electric mobility offering to the company’s core brands. The BMW Concept iX3— presented for the first time at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing—offers a look ahead to the expansion of the model line-up in this area.

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BMW debuts iX3 SUV electric car

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The iX3 SUV, revealed in Beijing today, brings BMW into the mainstream when it comes to electric cars. No longer will BMW electrics be specialized models that look like science experiments, made of space-age carbon fiber or riding on skinny tires for the ultimate efficiency. Instead, the company will revert to building electric versions of its

2018 62

BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China; LoI with Great Wall Motor

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The BMW Group is in advanced discussions to ramp up the global success of its MINI brand through a new joint venture in China. To this end, the BMW Group has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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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

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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. 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. 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 REx

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BMW teases iX3 electric car in China

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BMW's electric car lineup, the tiny i3 commuter and the i8 plug-in sports car, leaves a huge gap for a more practical, mainstream vehicle in between. Rumors have circulated since shortly after the i3's debut that the company was working on a new model to fill the gap—a hatchback to be called the i5, sort of a BMW-esque Chevrolet Volt, or a

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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.

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BMW to debut electric-car concept at LA show; electric Mini makes U.S. debut

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BMW will use media days at the Los Angeles auto show, which begin on November 29, to unveil a new electric car that's never before been seen. The electric model that will debut in California wasn't otherwise specified in the German maker's announcement, which called it simply "a world premiere vehicle." Los Angeles Auto Show mini e plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini E

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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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BMW 'i' electric-car sub-brand to expand into SUVs, utility vehicles, with 'iX' models

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Before the 2013 launch of its 'i' sub-brand, BMW had secured the names of potential i-branded vehicles by applying for i1 through i9 monikers in 2010. At a sneak peek of BMW’s upcoming. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW iNow the brand has secured another batch of names for electrified crossovers—iX1 through iX9—and it plans to use at least one of them by 2020.

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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.

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2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

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When the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum underpinnings, and battery-electric powertrain with an optional range extender are a combination not offered by any other maker, now or perhaps ever. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx

2017 61

New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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Buick announced that it will shortly launch the Velite 5, its first extended range electric vehicle (EREV), in China. The Velite 5 is equipped with GM’s latest electric drive system that features the company’s patented EVT electronic controlled intelligent variable transmission.

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BMW Group puts another 40t battery-electric truck into service

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The BMW Group and the transport and logistics service provider Elflein have commissioned a 40-ton battery-electric truck for material transport for the BMW Leipzig plant. This follows on the successful pilot testing of a similar 40t electric truck in Munich that began in 2015.

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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. That figure encompasses both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. 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. DON'T MISS: New 2017.

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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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BMW to use new i3s traction control system in all future BMW and MINI models

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For the new i3s electric vehicle ( earlier post ), BMW not only the increased output of the motor but also developed an innovative traction control system adapted specifically to the instantaneous power deliver of the BMW eDrive system. BMW has now announced that it will use the new i3s traction control system in BMW and MINI models with front-, rear- and all-wheel drive. —Peter Langen, Head of Chassis Development at BMW.

2018 60

Chevy Bolt EV reviewed by BMW i3 driver: electric cars compared

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Owners of specific electric cars sometimes tend to become boosters and fans for their particular EV as well as plugging in to drive in general. So it was with Tom Moloughney, whose purchase of the very first 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car in the U.S. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i3 REx

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If BMW i5 is canceled, what does that mean for its electric cars?

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When it launched in 2013, the BMW i3 electric car was arguably the most futuristic automobile in mass production anywhere in the world. Its all-electric powertrain could be ordered with an optional range-extending engine, and it rode on an aluminum chassis topped with a strong but lightweight body shell made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW iNext

New Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 Coupé makes its debut in Chile; wireless charging

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The new Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 Coupé made its debut on Thursday in Santiago, Chile. BMW i has been “Official Vehicle Partner” since the first Formula E season and is now on track with the next generation of the Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 Coupé, featuring a range of technical advances.

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2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

Green Car Reports

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. Is there a future for the high-tech vehicles designed for maximum efficiency when battery-electric powertrains are rolling into conventional cars as well? Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i5

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Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

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Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to include adding all-electric powertrains to models within the main BMW brand in future. That is part of an effort to grow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids significantly. plug-in cars range anxiety BMW i battery capacity

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BMW R&D spending this year could reach €7B; e-mobility, autonomy, new model initiative

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billion) on R&D in 2017, the BMW Group will boost its investment this year by a further high three-digit million-euro amount year-on-year, primarily for the ongoing new model initiative as well as continued work on e-mobility and autonomous driving. BMW said that the major scale of investment reflects the BMW Group’s determination to play a leading role in transforming the mobility sector with its future-oriented ACES program: Automated, Connected, Electrified and Services.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive opens battery factory in Shenyang; 3rd battery factory in BMW Group production network

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the BMW Group opened a new “High-Voltage Battery Center” in Shenyang, China. The battery factory will supply the nearby Dadong plant, which is operated by the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture and will produce the BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid for the local market.

2017 78

BMW i8 prototype to drop engine, go all-electric: report

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BMW's next all-electric car could be a variant of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe. The German carmaker currently offers only one all-electric model—the i3 hatchback—and there have been rumors of a second, likely called i5. But BMW is apparently considering an all-electric i8 in addition to a completely new electric model. DON'T MISS: BMW. plug-in cars BMW i

2016 63

BMW Motorrad unveils its VISION NEXT 100 concept; electric and connected, augmented reality visor

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Following the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Vision Vehicles ( earlier post , earlier post ), the BMW Group has now revealed the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100. —Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design at BMW Motorrad. —Holger Hampf, Head of User Experience at the BMW Group.

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BMW Motorrad’s electric C evolution

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BMW Motorrad is launching its battery-electric C evolution maxi scooter. Cutaway of the C evolution showing the batteries and electric drive. BMW Motorrad has opted for a form of energy regeneration for the C evolution that had not yet been applied to a single-track vehicle.

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BMW to showcase 5 electric vehicles at LA show; world debut of new vehicle

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The BMW Group will showcase five electric vehicles at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show including the North American premieres of the BMW i Vision Dynamics, MINI Electric Concept, BMW i3s, and a World Premiere vehicle that will be shown during the BMW Group press conference on Wednesday, 29 November. Earlier this month, BMW reported that electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles now account for 5.5% of total BMW Group sales in the US.

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BMW has sold more than 100,000 EVs and PHEVs worldwide over three years

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The BMW Group has now delivered more than 100,000 purely electric-powered cars and plug-in hybrids to customers worldwide since the launch of BMW i in November 2013. The BMW i3 alone has reached a figure of more than 60,000 units, making it the most successful electric vehicle in the premium compact segment. More than 80% of BMW i3 customers worldwide are new to BMW. —Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Harald Krüger.

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BMW to premiere new i3 and i3s EVs at IAA

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BMW will introduce the latest BMW i3—including the first BMW i3s sport model—at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September 2017; pricing will be announced closer to market launch. new BMW i3s (left) and i3 (right). 360° ELECTRIC.

2017 78

Electric Mini officially confirmed by BMW CEO, also electric BMW X3

Green Car Reports

It's increasingly evident that BMW will offer all-electric versions of existing models, departing from its previous strategy of building dedicated plug-in models under the "i" sub-brand. The carmaker has said it would add all-electric versions of the next-generation X3 crossover, as well as an unspecified Mini model. The move comes as BMW seeks to.

2016 87

Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch test second-life EV battery electricity storage in Hamburg for grid stabilization

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Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch are testing the use of second-life EV batteries in a 2 MW, 2,800 kWh energy storage system in Hamburg, Germany, to keep the electricity grid stable. The electricity storage facility comprises 2,600 battery modules from more than 100 electric vehicles.

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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. —Julia Sohnen, Advanced Technology Engineer - Sustainable Mobility at the BMW Group Technology Office USA.

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BMW unveiling Concept X7 iPerformance plug-in hybrid SUV at Frankfurt

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BMW is unveiling the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The forthcoming BMW X7 forms part of the largest model offensive in the company’s history.

2017 94

BMW introduces its trio of 7 Series plug-in hybrids

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BMW has introduced its three 7 Series plug-in hybrid luxury sedans: the 740e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and the 740Le xDrive iPerformance. The trio source their power from a latest-generation four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric motor.

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BMW defends diesel while pushing electrification

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BMW has established solid electrification credentials. With BMW i, the BMW Group was the first German manufacturer to make a clear commitment to electromobility, notes BMW AG Management Board Chairman Harald Krüger. The company’s electrified range currently comprises nine electrified vehicles and will be further complemented in 2018 by the all-new BMW i8 Roadster. In addition to these measures, the BMW Group is preparing an EU-wide fleet-renewal campaign.

2017 60

BMW joining Formula E in Season 5

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BMW will join the FIA Formula E Championship as an official manufacturer in Season 5 (2018/19). The cars, equipped with a completely newly-developed BMW drivetrain, will be run by the Andretti Formula E team as BMW’s works entry in the series. The main driving force behind the new BMW i Motorsport is the development of innovative technology in the field of electromobility, in which the company has established a leading role over the past ten years.

2017 60

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. It''s both a compact hatchback and an all-electric car, from the brand that claims to build ultimate driving machines.

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BMW takes REVENGE

Revenge of the Electric Car

Last week Chris Paine moderated a panel on electric vehicles at the Opportunity Green business conference in Los Angeles. A little BMW birdie told us that they’ll be announcing some information on field trials there in the next few weeks… Tags: Events Film News

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