Tag: BMW

Nov 22, 2020 - 03:26 pm

Project RECOVAS to commercialise battery reuse in UK

A British consortium looks to establish a circular end-of-life supply chain ending in the UK’s first recycling facility for automotive battery packs on a commercial scale. Granted support through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), project RECOVAS collects most of Britain’s remaining automotive players and specialists.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 12:36 pm

BMW puts 400 million euros into Munich plant

BMW announced that it would invest 400 million euros in a new vehicle assembly line for its main plant in Munich as they gear up for electric car production. For this, the company’s combustion engine production will have to make way.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 07:17 pm

BMW iX: Series design of single tech flagship (gallery)

BMW presents the series design of its concept BMW iNext, which buyers will know as the BMW iX once the all-electric car rolls off the lines next year. And, the design the company put on digital display today is recognisable if not polarising. There is also news on technology.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 02:11 pm

BMW reveals near-series e-scooter model CE 04

BMW’s motorcycle unit BMW Motorrad has demonstrated the near-series development of the Concept Definition CE 04 first presented in 2017. The company describes the micromobility vehicle as the “link between the analogue and digital worlds of the user.”

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Nov 10, 2020 - 05:33 pm

Mini stops deliveries of Mini Cooper SE Countryman

Mini has stopped delivery of the Mini Cooper SE Countryman All4 for the time being by order of the regulatory authorities. The plug-in hybrid is currently not reaching the specified electric range. An update of the battery management system shall remedy the situation.

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Nov 10, 2020 - 12:54 pm

What rockets a person across the Alps at 300 km/h?

The answer is an electrified wingsuit by BMW i. BMW is now powering human flight as the company presents an electric drive for a wingsuit. Two carbon propellers with a total output of 15 kW form the fly unit of the wingsuit that promises about five minutes of airborne freedom.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 01:04 pm

BMW going for dedicated EV platform in strategic turn

BMW is changing its electric strategy and is now developing a dedicated electric car platform to utilise in the new plant in Hungary after 2025. The company also intends to start building a fully electric model in the city of Regensburg from 2022.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 01:21 pm

Lion Smart to develop electric bus battery

Lion Smart has been awarded a contract by Grande West Transportation Group of Canada to provide engineering services for development and integration. Lion Smart is helping with the electrification of the Vicinity bus model. The value of the order is in the mid-six-figure euro range.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 12:57 pm

Mini to release performance Cooper SE

Mini is currently developing a performance version of its all-electric Cooper SE. Reports in the media have the model being called Mini Electric GP. The project has been given the green light, but performance data has not yet been released.

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Oct 23, 2020 - 09:24 pm

BMW & Daimler sell off parts of mobility services

BMW and Daimler are now selling parts of their mobility-as-a-service businesses. Mobimeo, the German national rail service Deutsche Bahn subsidiary, is taking over parts of the B2B and B2G side of things, while Uber is apparently very interested in taking over the ride-hailing and micromobility-sharing service FreeNow.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 01:45 pm

BMW ramps up battery capacities in Regensburg

BMW has announced that it will further expand its production capacities for electric drives in Germany. From 2021, battery cells for high-voltage batteries will be coated at the BMW plant in Regensburg, and complete high-voltage batteries will be produced from 2022.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 04:12 pm

BMW adds charging products & bonus system for hybrids

BMW Charging and Mini Charging expand their range of charging products for the market launch of the fifth generation of the BMW electrification kit. Together with the iX3 as the first model of this fifth-generation, a new mobile charging station is being introduced, and there is now also a bonus point system for plug-in hybrids.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 03:53 pm

BMW UK partners up with Off Grid Energy

BMW Group UK has announced a new partnership with Off Grid Energy to create a sustainable second life solution for its electric car batteries. Off Grid Energy will reuse spent battery modules from BMW EVs to adapt them for use as mobile power storage units.

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Oct 13, 2020 - 01:43 pm

BMW recalls multiple PHEV models

BMW again has a problem with the high-voltage batteries in plug-in hybrid vehicles. Due to possible impurities in the production process of the battery cells, there is an increased risk of fire in several series.

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Sep 23, 2020 - 04:17 pm

BMW to launch battery module mass production in 2021

BMW is now again expanding battery production in Germany. After BMW opened an e-drive competence centre in Germany and a battery centre in China at BMW Brilliance Automotive in the summer, the BMW plant in Leipzig will now be building battery modules from 2021.

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Sep 17, 2020 - 03:31 pm

BMW iX3 now up for order in the UK

BMW has just revealed the launch specifications and prices for the BMW iX3 for the UK market, which is available to pre-order from today onwards. UK customer deliveries will commence in summer 2021.

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Sep 7, 2020 - 12:17 pm

BMW may be planning electric 3 Series

An electric version of BMW’s 7 and 5 Series has already been officially confirmed. According to a British media report, there will eventually also be a BEV offshoot for the 3 Series but not for several years.

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Sep 3, 2020 - 12:30 pm

LAPD isn’t even nice to the environment

Since 2016, the Los Angeles Police Department has received 100 BMW i3s each year. However, the older i3s with a 22-kWh battery and no range extender seem to have insufficient range for police operations.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 12:34 pm

BMW expands i3 production while VW looks to the e-Golf

In Germany, the increased purchase premium is boosting demand for electric cars. BMW and VW have now responded by expanding production of the i3 in Leipzig, while the VW e-Golf will continue to be built in Dresden until Christmas, contrary to initial plans.

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Aug 18, 2020 - 09:01 pm

More carmakers agree on CO2 reduction with CARB

The Californian environmental authority CARB has now concluded five individual agreements with car manufacturers for voluntary CO2 reduction in the US state. The emission target supersedes the levels promoted by the Trump administration.

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Aug 18, 2020 - 01:37 pm

BMW iNext to be produced as BMW iX

Almost two years ago, BMW presented Vision iNEXT, a preview of its purely electric, highly automated and fully networked technology flagship. As the BMW Blog now reveals, the series model will be called BMW iX and will go into production from July 2021.

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Aug 10, 2020 - 05:19 pm

BMW sets up eDrive zones in the UK

BMW’s eDrive zone technology is being introduced in the UK to ensure that their plug-in hybrid cars stay clean in London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zones. The zones have been launched in Birmingham and London so far, and can be downloaded via an over-the-air software update.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/23/next-bmw-3-series-may-exclusively-launch-in-china/
23.11.2020 11:40