Tag: BMW

Sep 28, 2022 - 12:08 pm

New BMW iX1 and base i4 variant to release in November

BMW has announced a series of market launches with electric and plug-in hybrid drives. The main focus is on the completely new X1 series, which for the first time is also available in a purely battery-electric version. The i4 will be followed by a new base model and two plug-in hybrids in the 7 Series.

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Sep 19, 2022 - 11:16 am

Rumours of BMW 1 & 2 Series models in New Class

There are new indications as to which models BMW is planning for the new electric car generation based on the New Class. Initially, the focus will probably be on smaller series rather than larger models, while a successor to the iX3 is already being discussed.

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Sep 14, 2022 - 12:45 pm

Our Next Energy presents 240-Ah cell with high energy density

The US battery start-up Our Next Energy (ONE), which is supported by BMW, has presented a large-format prismatic “anode-free” 240 Ah cell with an energy density of 1,007 Wh/l. This cell can also be manufactured much more cheaply. In addition, this cell is said to be significantly cheaper to manufacture.

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Sep 9, 2022 - 01:25 pm

BMW confirms use of round-battery cells for New Class

BMW officially confirms using new round-format battery cells in its ‘New Class’ electric models from 2025. Partners will produce the cells in six factories with annual capacities of 20 GWh each. BMW has confirmed CATL & Eve Energy as suppliers.

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Sep 1, 2022 - 01:47 pm

Robotic charging project will launch real-world testing

A robotic charging consortium with mighty players such as Ionity, Porsche, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, TÜV Süd and others has formed in Germany. Under ROCIN-ECO, they want to drive standards for automated charging and deliver demonstrators at test sites.

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Aug 31, 2022 - 04:40 pm

BMW starts producing H2 fuel cells for IX5 hydrogen

BMW has started its own production of fuel cells for the iX5 Hydrogen at the Hydrogen Competence Center in Munich. The reason for this is the small series of the iX5 Hydrogen, which is to be used worldwide for testing and demonstration purposes from the end of this year.

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Aug 18, 2022 - 11:31 am

BMW has started testing a 4-e-motor AWD system

BMW’s sports car division BMW M has unveiled a technology carrier based on the BMW i4 M50 with a modified body in which “innovative drive and chassis control systems” are to be tested. These developments could later be used in an electric sports car.

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Aug 17, 2022 - 03:19 pm

Eve Energy rumoured to BMW’s new battery supplier

Chinese battery cell manufacturer Eve Energy will be the main supplier of battery cells in Europe for BMW’s ‘New Class’ electric cars from 2025, according to an agency report. To this end, Eve Energy is probably also planning a battery plant in Hungary in the immediate vicinity of the BMW vehicle plant.

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Aug 15, 2022 - 11:48 am

Inflation Reduction Act passes the US House of Representatives

The Inflation Reduction Act, which also includes the reform of the EV tax credit, has now passed the House of Representatives after the Senate and is expected to be signed by President Joe Biden in the coming days. The new eligibility requirements will make most electric models ineligible for the tax credit.

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Aug 10, 2022 - 11:19 am

US car subscription service Autonomy orders 22,790 BEVs

The US electric car subscription service Autonomy has ordered 22,790 electric cars worth around 1.2 billion dollars. The provider, which until now has specialised mainly in Tesla models, has ordered a total of 45 different vehicle models from 17 carmakers – including Tesla again.

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Aug 7, 2022 - 03:09 pm

It’s over: BMW delivers last i3 electric cars

The BMW i3 is now history. BMW delivered the last 18 units of the company’s first electric car a few days ago. The company discontinued production of the electric pioneer in Leipzig at the end of June after they had manufactured around 250,000 BMW i3.

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Aug 3, 2022 - 12:41 pm

Mini rumoured to be considering cooperation with Canoo

According to a media report, Canoo could produce the electric Mini Urbanaut concept in series in the USA from 2025. Mini is looking for a technical basis and a production site. If found, the series Urbanaut could complement the Mini range as an electric van. But question marks remain.

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Aug 2, 2022 - 11:19 am

BMW issues recall for the iX and i4 in the USA

BMW has issued a recall for a small number of its iX and i4 EVs in the US due to a possible fire hazard. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 56 iX and 27 i4 were “manufactured with a high-voltage battery that may not have been produced to specifications by the supplier”.

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Aug 1, 2022 - 11:54 am

BMW opens second battery module line in Leipzig

At the BMW plant in Leipzig, the second production line for battery modules has started series production. The new production line manufactures battery modules for the all-electric BMW i4, which is being built at the Munich plant.

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Jul 27, 2022 - 12:38 pm

Mini presents electric crossover concept ‘Aceman’

Mini has shown a battery-electric crossover called Aceman to preview a new concept for the premium small car segment. Exact data on the vehicle or drive are scarce – the Mini Concept Aceman is a pure design study which Mini considers a harbinger of new interiors and materials.

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Jul 23, 2022 - 01:32 pm

Mini Cooper gets driving and control aides

In future, people with limited mobility and fine motor skills will also be able to drive the all-electric Mini Cooper SE, as the model is now being offered with appropriate driving and operating aids.

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Jul 18, 2022 - 02:52 pm

P3 Charging Index: Kia EV6 is new long-distance champion

Summertime = travel time. But how do electric cars fare on the long haul? In this third edition of the P3 Charging Index, there was a new winner – for the first time, the electric car with the best long-distance performance no longer comes from Germany but from South Korea. It is not the only […]

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Jul 17, 2022 - 02:07 pm

Mini presents one-off electric convertible

The BMW brand Mini has unveiled its first – and so far only – all-electric Mini Cooper SE as a convertible. As yet, this one-off electric car is not for sale, but it’s looking like there’s hope for a series model.

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Jul 15, 2022 - 11:12 am

BMW likely to drop combustion models with ‘New Class’

BMW has apparently decided that the next generation of models based on the ‘New Class’ platform planned for 2025 will be built exclusively with pure electric drive systems. In addition, another rumour about the battery cells for the new architecture is confirmed.

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Jul 2, 2022 - 02:58 pm

BMW rumoured plans for electric cars in Mexico

The BMW plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is rumoured to have plans to produce electric cars based on the New Class for the North American market from 2027. Reports claim an i3 sedan and station wagon are planned, as well as the new generation of the iX3.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 12:06 pm

BMW to open a new factory in Shenyang

The BMW Group has expanded its production capacity in China to 830,000 vehicles per year with the official opening of the BMW Brilliance Automotive plant in Lydia, a district of Shenyang.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/09/28/new-bmw-ix1-and-base-i4-variant-to-release-in-november/
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