Tag: BMW

Dec 13, 2019 - 03:40 pm

BMW launches electric scooter sharing in Barcelona

Together with the mobility service provider Cooltra in Barcelona, BMW Motorrad has launched a sharing offer with the BMW C evolution electric scooter. After an initial test phase, a station-based service is apparently to be offered in the city.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Volvo Buses launches another 2nd life programme

Volvo Buses aims to give its e-bus batteries a second life. In cooperation with Stena Property and Stena Recycling, the company will use its electric bus batteries as stationary energy storage in the Fyrklövern complex in Gothenburg.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 01:24 pm

BMW wants to produce the i3 EV until 2024

Oliver Zipse had made it clear in October that BMW is planning something new with the i3 electric car until further notice. Now there’s also a hint for how long – and clearly beyond the premieres of the iNext and i4.

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Dec 11, 2019 - 06:57 pm

BMW buys 540 million euros worth of lithium in Australia

The BMW Group has just concluded a supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi, China, with a forecast volume of €540M for the supply of lithium hydroxide for battery cells. The lithium will be extracted in Australia with deliveries to start next year.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 02:00 pm

CAM study reveals: German carmakers are most innovative

According to the study conducted by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), when it comes to innovative strength, German carmakers maintain an international lead. Volkswagen is placed at the top of this ranking. This latest comparative study is the result of research among 38 car manufacturers.

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Dec 2, 2019 - 01:32 pm

BMW prepares to produce iNEXT electric car

BMW is investing around €400M in the Dingolfingen vehicle plant for the production of the iNEXT. The Bavarian electric flagship is to roll off the production line there from 2021 – alongside other plug-in hybrids and models with combustion engines.

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Dec 1, 2019 - 02:36 pm

BMW joint venture begins construction in China

Following the announcement that the joint venture Spotlight Automotive by BMW and Great Wall in China has received official approval for factory, BMW has now announced the official ground-breaking ceremony for the plant in Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province.

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Nov 30, 2019 - 11:45 am

Cybertruck gets the last laugh

After the Tesla Cybertruck presentation boo-boo with the “bulletproof” windows and the cracked glass, both BMW and Lego haven’t wasted any time to make fun of it. But who will get the last laugh?

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Nov 24, 2019 - 04:49 pm

Formula E: Two Brits take the honours at the Diriyah E-Prix

The Formula E is back for its sixth season, presenting a whole a new battle between German carmakers as Mercedes and Porsche join Audi and BMW in the all-electric racing series. At the season opener, two British drivers dominated headlines; Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing) and Alexander Sims (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) claimed victories at […]

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Nov 24, 2019 - 12:54 pm

BMW and Great Wall JV gets plant go-ahead in China

BMW and Great Wall’s joint venture Spotlight Automotive, founded for the production of Mini electric vehicles in China, has now received regulatory approval for a joint factory. Despite the progress of the joint venture, permission to produce electric series vehicles at the plant has not yet been granted.

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Nov 14, 2019 - 03:33 pm

BMW opens Battery Competence Centre in Munich

BMW has opened its new Battery Cell Competence Centre in Munich-Milbertshofen. The centre will develop new battery cells, manufacture them on a prototype scale and test them. The Munich-based company is still not planning for in-house series production.

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Nov 8, 2019 - 03:43 pm

BMW researches bidirectional charging with partners

In the recently started research project “Bidirectional charge management”, the project partners want to develop the technologies for a charge management ready for series production. The results are to be evaluated in a field trial with 50 BMW i3 at the beginning of 2021.

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Nov 7, 2019 - 04:20 pm

BMW and TenneT present smart charging

BMW and the power grid operator TenneT want to support the stability of the power grid with a new charging control system. The intelligent charge control system developed for BMW Charging has already been tested in pilot projects in Germany and the USA.

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Nov 6, 2019 - 12:11 am

BMW to add 4,000 charge points at DE-sites

The BMW Group plans to install more than 4,100 charging points for electric cars at its German locations by 2021. Primarily intended for employees, around half of the charging points will also be accessible to the public.

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Nov 4, 2019 - 04:57 pm

BMW shows PHEV version of the X3

BMW has introduced the new X3 xDrive30e with plug-in hybrid drive. The model is to be produced from December 2019 together with the conventionally powered model variants of the X3 at BMW’s Spartanburg plant in the USA and will be available in Spring 2020 worldwide.

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Oct 31, 2019 - 02:50 pm

BMW orders hybrid drives from Magna

Magna has received its most significant production order for transmission technologies in the company’s history from the BMW Group. The multi-year contract covers all front-wheel-drive dual-clutch transmissions, including hybrid transmissions.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 02:26 pm

US: Prices are out for the electric Mini Cooper SE

Already being hailed as one of the most affordable electric cars to enter the US market, the electric Mini Cooper SE is to have an MSRP of $29,900. In some places, with federal tax credits and state electric vehicle tax, the price will drop as low as $17,900.

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Oct 22, 2019 - 11:34 pm

Indonesia backs EVs with state utility PLN

The state-owned utility company PLN has signed memorandums of understanding with 20 companies to push EV adoption in Indonesia. 13 of the companies are set to provide support with the installing charging stations, six companies will help build the vehicles and one company aims to develop their own charger.

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Oct 22, 2019 - 12:59 pm

BMW sends the Mini Cooper to the Nürburgring

BMW is sending their classic Mini to the race track, which may raise some eyebrows, but the German company has a rather unique record in mind: Instead of lap records, this race is an efficiency test: thanks to two-stage recuperation, the electric Mini can circle the Nordschleife without the need for a brake pedal.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 01:06 pm

BMW is changing their resource strategy

The BMW Group is changing its strategy for purchasing raw materials for electric cars. In the case of important materials such as lithium and cobalt, intermediaries are to disappear from the supply chain.

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Oct 19, 2019 - 05:43 pm

Zipse promises continuation of the BMW i3

The new BMW boss Oliver Zipse has decided to continue the production of the electric model i3. After sales director, Pieter Nota had said in September that there were no plans for a successor to the i3, Zipse has now put a stop to rumours of a possible production stop.

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Oct 4, 2019 - 04:53 pm

H2Haul for fuel cell trucks starts in Europe

The H2Haul project (Hydrogen fuel cell trucks for heavy-duty, zero-emission logistics) has now been officially launched. A total of 16 heavy goods vehicles with fuel cells are to be tested in practice at several locations in Europe.

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Sep 25, 2019 - 04:55 pm

BMW wants more fully electric models

The BMW Board of Management has apparently given the go-ahead for electric versions of the 5 Series and the X1 compact SUV. An all-electric 5 Series is also part of BMW’s product plan in China. A fully electric 3-series will also be added.

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Sep 19, 2019 - 02:53 pm

Cobalt for Development kicks off in Congo

BMW Group, BASF, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics launch “Cobalt for Development”, a cross-industry initiative to promote responsible cobalt mining in micro-mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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