Tag: BMW

May 18, 2022 - 02:40 pm

BMW i Ventures invests in Mangrove Lithium

BMW has joined Mangrove Lithium as the lead investor through its venture capital arm BMW i Ventures. The Canadian company has developed a process to transform virgin and recycled raw lithium into battery-grade material.

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May 12, 2022 - 02:08 pm

BMW rumoured to use round cells for the New Class

Shortly after BMW boss Oliver Zipse confirmed that the new New Class platform planned for 2025 will first be used in the 3 Series segment and probably exclusively in purely electric mode, the next strategic shift is now on the horizon: According to a report, BMW could switch to round cells for the battery.

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May 11, 2022 - 05:07 pm

BMW completes winter tests for iX1

The all-electric BMW iX1 has successfully completed its driving dynamics testing at the BMW Group’s winter test centre in the Arctic Circle. The series development process has thus reached its final phase.

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May 10, 2022 - 01:23 pm

BMW rumoured to realign ‘New Class’ strategy

During the announcement of the latest quarterly figures, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse confirmed that the new New Class platform planned for 2025 will first be used in the 3 Series segment. Zipse did, however, also somewhat limit the future use of the platform.

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May 9, 2022 - 03:04 pm

BMW expands drive production in Dingolfing

The BMW Group says it has reached significant milestones in the ramp-up of e-mobility at its largest European production site in Dingolfing. A second production line for electric motors is up and running, and the production of a new generation of PHEV batteries has also started.

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May 9, 2022 - 11:32 am

Recall issues for the BMW X5 PHEV

Around 5,000 examples of the BMW X5 PHEV have to go back to the workshop due to a problem with the high-voltage batteries. The vehicles were already there in autumn 2020 for a battery check. However, some cell modules will now be replaced.

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May 3, 2022 - 02:40 pm

BMW and Mercedes to sell Share Now to Stellantis

BMW and Mercedes-Benz plan on selling their joint car-sharing business Share Now to Stellantis. The three companies have signed an agreement but agreed to leave the deal’s details undisclosed. The transaction is still subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.

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May 2, 2022 - 01:11 pm

BMW reveals their new ‘iFactory’ strategy

With a new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, where the all-electric New Class will roll off the production line from 2025, BMW wants to build the world’s first car plant that completely dispenses with the use of fossil fuels in its production processes. This is only one component of the new ‘iFactory’ production strategy.

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Apr 18, 2022 - 06:34 pm

BMW inaugruates extension of Chinese plant

The Chinese joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has inaugurated the expansion of its Dadong plant in the city of Shenyang, China. With the completion of the conversion measures, the plant will be able to flexibly produce vehicles with combustion engines, plug-in hybrids or fully electric drive systems.

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Apr 8, 2022 - 02:39 pm

CAM report shows Tesla as top e-mobility innovator

Within the framework of the annually updated ‘Electromobility Report 2022’ of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), Tesla scored best by a clear margin. Volkswagen and Hyundai follow in second and third place for BEV innovations.

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Mar 31, 2022 - 12:03 pm

BMW introduces the i3 eDrive35L for China

BMW has officially unveiled the all-electric 3 Series, which will be launched exclusively in China in May 2022. The model is called BMW i3 eDrive35L and will be manufactured at the BMW Brilliance Automotive plant in Lydia, a district of Shenyang.

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Mar 23, 2022 - 01:47 pm

Mini launches arctic testing for the three-door variant

Mini is currently testing the new generation of its three-door car with pure electric drive in Arjeplog, Sweden. Not only the driving behaviour is being tested, but the components of the electric drive system as well. Additionally, the BMW brand has announced that a concept will be presented later this year.

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Mar 17, 2022 - 12:10 pm

BMW presents additional data for the i7

BMW will present its electric flagship i7 at Auto China in Beijing on 20 April – and with it the new 7 Series. In advance, the manufacturer has shown the first teaser images of the uncloaked i7 and revealed some details.

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Mar 10, 2022 - 02:22 pm

BMW is winter testing the iX5 in Sweden

BMW has begun winter testing the iX5 Hydrogen in Sweden before going into small series production later this year. The focus is particularly on the performance at temperatures below freezing. Before entering a possible large-scale production, however, BMW has called for support from politicians; especially in terms of infrastructure.

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Mar 1, 2022 - 02:56 pm

War in Ukraine halts electric car supply chains

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has a devastating impact on the local population and is also affecting global supply chains. Missing parts are bringing assembly lines in Germany, the UK and the Czech Republic to a standstill.

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Mar 1, 2022 - 12:38 pm

BMW announces fresh details for the ‘New Class’

The first models of BMW’s ‘New Class’ planned for 2025, which will be designed primarily for electric cars, will be an SUV-like model and a flatter sedan based on the three-series, according to media reports. Planned production start in Hungary is 2025.

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Feb 22, 2022 - 03:56 pm

BMW to eliminate all sounds in the i7

One of the goals in the series development of the all-electric BMW i7 is to keep as much disturbing noise away from the occupants as possible. BMW has now provided some details about the corresponding test programme on acoustic test benches specially designed for electromobility.

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Feb 22, 2022 - 10:41 am

BMW is bringing the i4 to China

After the iX, BMW is now also launching the i4 on the Chinese market. The electric sedan will be offered in China in two variants as i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 at prices starting at 449,900 yuan and 539,900 yuan respectively.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/23/bmw-to-open-battery-competence-centre-in-autumn/
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