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. Carbon and the BMW Group have been partners since 2015.

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Volkswagen Group introduces first Group autonomous driving concept: Sedric

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At the Geneva Motor Show, the Volkswagen Group is introducing Sedric (self-driving car)—an SAE Level 5 autonomous battery-electric vehicle concept. Sedric is the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group (as opposed to being a concept car developed by one of the Group brands).

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Groupe PSA and Huawei showcase their first connected vehicle

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The DS 7 CROSSBACK is the first Groupe PSA vehicle using the PSA IoT “Connected Vehicle Modular Platform” (CVMP) and equipped with Huawei technology for new connected services. Groupe PSA built the CVMP for its connected vehicles using Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform.

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More than 250,000 electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads; BMW Group electrified sales up 52% in April

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Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing the total number of electrified BMW Group cars sold to over 250,000, said Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW. The Group is on track to deliver on its stated target to sell more than 140,000 electrified vehicles this year, he added. of all BMW Group sales are electrified, while in the US it’s 7.3%.

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Groupe PSA selects Punch Powertrain for future electrified transmission systems; 48V configuration up first

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Groupe PSA has selected transmission provider Punch Powertrain as the supplier of its next-generation e-DCT electrified transmission systems by 2022. Punch is entirely owned by the Yinyi Group in China.

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BMW Group 1st international automaker to obtain autonomous driving road test license in China; new R&D center in Beijing

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The BMW Group thus has become the first international auto maker to obtain the Autonomous Driving road test license in China, marking a big step on its path to Autonomous Driving. BMW Group implements its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT worldwide, and continues to carry out the layout in “A.C.E.S.:

2018 102

Foton Motor and motorcycle leader Piaggio Group partner on development of light commercial vehicles; EVs to come

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Foton Motor and Piaggio Group signed the agreement for a joint development project for new light-duty commercial vehicle products in Italy. Since 2016, Foton Motor and Piaggio Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Framework Agreement in succession.

2018 85

Ford reorganizing mobility solutions efforts; acquires Autonomic, TransLoc to boost mobility group

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The reorganization will establish four new groups focused on mobility products, services and businesses. The new groups are: Ford X: Ford’s acquisition of Autonomic will serve as the cornerstone for its new Ford X team.

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VW Group has nailed down $25 billion of batteries for electric cars, it said today

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For a company that has only two battery-electric models in production, both several years old, VW Group spends a great deal of time talking about electric cars. China Batteries EU VW Group plug-in cars Matthias Mueller Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) LG Chem SamsungThe company has plans to launch 30 new electric vehicles by 2025, and has released four Volkswagen ID concepts, the first of which will enter production in November 2019. At its annual.

2018 63

Walt Disney World Resorts Adding Exciting New Group Options

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As a one-stop option for a dine-around or another fun group outing, Disney Springs is a dining, retail and entertainment area that, in keeping with Disney’s knack for storytelling, has a rich, albeit fictional, history as a Florida waterfront town.

2018 61

SGL Group acquires BMW Group’s minority interest in carbon fiber JV

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SGL Carbon SE is acquiring BMW Group’s 49% equity investment in the joint ventures SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers GmbH & Co. Once the deal has been completed, SGL Group will be the sole owner of SGL ACF. Carbon fibers and carbon fiber materials are at the core of SGL Group's corporate strategy. BMW Group will continue to rely on lightweight construction and an intelligent mix of materials, with carbon remaining a significant component.

VW Group makes 300 models globally, will electrify them all by 2030

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Matthias Müller, chairman of the VW Group. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen IDAlong with the gleaming concept cars and new production models unveiled at last week's Frankfurt auto show, auto-company executives also make news. Often a company's CEO or product chief will announce directions for the future, whether they're hints about upcoming vehicles or new powertrain plans.

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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.

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Renewable Energy Group launches REG Ultra Clean Diesel; blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel

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Renewable Energy Group launched REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the lowest emission diesel fuels on the market today, is a patent-pending fuel made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel.

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BMW Group hits 100K electrified vehicle mark for this year, lights up Group HQ like a battery

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The BMW Group has delivered more than 100,000 electrified vehicles to customers worldwide in 2017, as promised at the beginning of the year. The BMW Group selected this glowing symbol to represent the technological change taking place in mobility.

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GAZ Group introduces specialized CNG trucks

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GAZ Group, Russia’s largest manufacturer of commercial motor vehicles, has introduced new compressed natural gas (CNG) models of specialized vehicles: a garbage truck with rear loading and a repair mobile workshop created on the base of a GAZon Next CNG medium-duty truck. Both vehicles are powered by YAMZ-534 new generation gas engines produced at Gaz Group’s Yaroslavl Motor Plant since November 2016.

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EU-Live project unveils electrified 3-wheeler; designed by Groupe PSA

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Groupe PSA was involved as the only automaker in the project, and as a result has expanded its design expertise beyond the automotive industry. This and the roll-control technology account for more than half of the 13 patents filed by Groupe PSA.

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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. In Munich, BMW Group and the SCHERM group used a Terberg YT202-EV electric truck to travel a 2km route (1.2

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BMW Group electrified vehicle sales account for 5.5% of total group sales in US

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Sales of BMW Group electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles increased 20.6% of total BMW Group sales in the US. to 15,595 through October 2017 (YTD), accounting for 5.5% Currently, BMW offers six electrified vehicle models in the US, including the BMW i3 and BMW i8, as well as the BMW i Performance models: BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW 740e and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e. MINI offers the MINI Countryman plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle, which launched in June 2017.

2017 65

Groupe PSA and Centrale Nantes launch €4M R&D program on digital simulation techniques for powertrain design

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Groupe PSA and Ecole Centrale de Nantes have launched of an R&D partnership to optimize powertrain design processes for the group’s future vehicles. Groupe PSA is already pioneering the digital design approach. The aim of the partnership is to accelerate the use of digital simulation techniques in the design, development and testing of powertrains and increase model predictability.

2018 65

Law firm forming autonomous vehicle industry group

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The law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is forming an autonomous vehicle industry group, which includes a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys practicing in the firm’s Corporate, Intellectual Property and Litigation departments. Honigman hired top Federal Trade Commission attorney Steve Wernikoff, who will co-lead the group along with Honigman partner Tom Appledorn.

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Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder. Hubject, a joint venture formed by BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler AG, EnBW, innogy and Siemens ( earlier post ), launched its eRoaming EV charging platform “intercharge” in 2013.

2016 108

Volkswagen Group outselling GM in China

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The Volkswagen Group is having a very strong sales year so far in China. For the nine-month period from January to September, VW Group deliveries were up 10.7% As a result, the Group is outselling GM, which itself has been posting record results. Worldwide, the Volkswagen Group delivered 947,600 vehicles to customers in September, an increase of 7.1% —Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales. The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.18 of total group sales.

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Volkswagen Group appoints Dr. Michael Steiner as Group Compliance Commissioner

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Michael Steiner, until now Head of Total Vehicle Development/Quality at Porsche, has been appointed Compliance Commissioner at the Volkswagen Group effective as of 16 November 2015. Steiner’s tasks as Compliance Commissioner of the Volkswagen Group will include conducting talks with all regulatory and compliance authorities globally on all vehicle regulatory matters on behalf of the Volkswagen Group.

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BMW Group and Daimler AG agree to combine mobility services into new JV

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The BMW Group and Daimler AG have signed an agreement to merge their mobility services business units. Together, the BMW Group and Daimler AG plan to grow this new business model sustainably and enable rapid global scaling of services.

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Groupe Renault forms JV in Iran

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Groupe Renault, IDRO and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co (NEGIN Holding) are forming a new joint venture company in Iran to boost Renault's presence in the country and step up the brand’s growth. Groupe Renault has been present in Iran since 2003 through a joint venture with SAIPA and IRAN KHODRO.

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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 ). Both vehicles are flexibly manufactured on a single line in the BMW Group plant Leipzig according to customer requirements.

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Groupe PSA and Qualcomm advance C-V2X testing for communication between vehicles; demo in March

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Groupe PSA and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Since the announcement of trials in February 2017, Groupe PSA and Qualcomm Technologies have been testing C-V2X technology based on 3rd Generation Partnership Program’s (3GPP) over 5.9

2018 85

DiDi forms strategic partnership with BAIC Group to advance EV operations

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Didi Chuxing (DiDi), the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, announced a strategic partnership with BAIC Group to enhance the operation of new energy car-sharing program. With the support of the Beijing Municipal CCP Committee and the Municipal Government, BAIC Group and DiDi will expand in-depth business cooperation in EV fleet operation, big data applications, mobility services, and customized vehicle design and EV charging services.

2018 73

Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal. The Group Board of Management can focus more closely than previously on overarching issues of the future, safeguard cross-brand synergies and further develop overall strategy. Having started his career at Ford, he was Head of Volkswagen Group Research from 2000 to 2003. Michael Mauer will lead Group Design in addition to his present function at Porsche.

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Groupe PSA and Nidec form JV for automotive traction motors

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Groupe PSA and Nidec Corporation, through Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding, will form a joint venture in the field of electric traction motors. The JV will develop state of the art high-performance and competitive electric traction motor range for electrified vehicles—including mild-hybrid (MHEV), battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles—to meet the needs of Groupe PSA and other OEMs.

2017 60

Volkswagen Group expands presence in Russia with agreements with GAZ

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The Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group have extended their manufacturing agreement for Volkswagen and ŠKODA models in Russia until 2025. Additionally, Volkswagen Truck & Bus signed a letter of intent with GAZ Group which will enable the companies to identify the possibilities for a long-term strategic partnership. The total number of cars produced so far under the cooperation between Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ Group totals some 200,000.

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Audi diesel: another shoe drops as top VW Group execs implicated

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emissions VW VW Group Diesel cars Volkswagen diesel scandalIt has been nearly two years since Volkswagen came clean and admitted its "clean diesel" engines were actually quite dirty. In 2015, a VW engineer admitted the TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. since 2009 were outfitted with "defeat device" software that let them pass emission tests, only to emit far more nitrogen oxides in real-world use.

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VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

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emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. emissions EPA TDI VW CARB VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalA German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. And, it said, one whistleblower involved in the deception had alerted a senior manager outside the department as far back as 2011.

2016 63

Volkswagen Group and SOVAC to produce vehicles in Algeria

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The Volkswagen Group has signed a contract for vehicle assembly in Algeria through a joint venture with SOVAC S.P.A., will produce selected Group models. The latest Group models Volkswagen Golf, SEAT Ibiza, ŠKODA Octavia and the Caddy from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will then be assembled at Relizane. The Volkswagen Group holds a minority stake in the joint venture. In 2015, the Volkswagen Group delivered 30,000 new vehicles to customers via the importer SOVAC.

Will VW Group's electric cars "leapfrog" Tesla by 2025? Poll results

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Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) PollsLooking back from the 2020s or 2030s, it's entirely likely that the unexpected arrival of Tesla Motors was a major force—along with legislation, perhaps the major force—in getting legacy automakers to produce electric cars. Competition has always spurred innovation, and German makers in particular were caught entirely unprepared for.

2017 61

Volkswagen Group Logistics and Scania support LNG trucks

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Hence, Volkswagen Group Logistics, together with Scania, a brand of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group, and the forwarders of the Volkswagen Group are in favor of the use of LNG as a truck fuel. At an LNG Truck Day event held in Wolfsburg, all concerned spoke in favor of a shared objective of making the transport activities of the Volkswagen Group more environmentally compatible. —Thomas Zernechel, Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics.

2017 60

BMW Group commissions second-life battery storage farm at Leipzig

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The BMW Group officially commissioned BMW Battery Storage Farm Leipzig, which will connect up to 700 BMW i3 high-capacity batteries. The large-scale battery storage system at the Leipzig plant will give batteries previously installed in BMW i3 cars a second life and put them to profitable use in a sustainable, energy-based business model.

2017 65

Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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The Schaeffler Group, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, sees e-mobility, Industry 4.0 and digitalization as the key opportunities for the future, said CEO Klaus Rosenfeld at the company’s press conference at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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