Tag: BMW

Jul 9, 2020 - 06:28 pm

BMW orders cobalt from Morocco for €100M

The BMW Group has signed a supply contract with the Moroccan mining company Managem Group for cobalt for use in battery cells worth around 100 million euros. According to the German carmaker, this five-year contract covers around one-fifth of the cobalt requirements.

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Jul 8, 2020 - 09:27 pm

EU pilot project for usability of charging stations

The eCharge4Drivers project is to conduct demonstrations across key cities in the EU to understand better consumers’ perspective on EV charging infrastructure. As one of 32 stakeholders, ABB will test new DC charging stations to EU standards.

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Jul 5, 2020 - 05:21 pm

ChargeNow rebrands: BMW Charging & Mini Charging

The ChargeNow charging service operated by Digital Charging Solutions for the BMW Group was renamed BMW Charging and Mini Charging respectively as of 1 July. Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) continues to operate the services.

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Jun 24, 2020 - 06:38 pm

UK government boosts electric automotive sector

The UK government has awarded £73.5 million in funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre. This includes ten projects in the automotive sector to develop technologies to reduce CO2 emissions. A significant proportion of the money is being spent on furthering electric vehicle production and technology.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 02:36 pm

Mini rumoured to be going cobalt-free

According to a British news site, Mini is planning the first electric model as a five-door SUV as part of the Spotlight Automotive joint venture. There is also speculation about the cell supplier and a larger SUV for the USA.

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Jun 14, 2020 - 05:40 pm

BMW ready to sell X5 xDrive45e PHEV in the States

BMW announced the launch of the BMW X5 xDrive45e, the next-gen of the plug-in hybrid X5, which will go on sale in July 2020 in the USA. Compared to the European version, however, the available battery capacity in the North American version significantly differs.

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Jun 12, 2020 - 03:00 pm

BMW stops making the i8 super hybrid for good

The last i8 to be made left the Leipzig BMW plant on Thursday. Production of the PHEV was actually supposed to end in mid-April. But since the factory was shut down because of the coronavirus crisis, the end of production was postponed to June.

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Jun 9, 2020 - 03:31 pm

BMW completes homogolation for the iX3 in China

BMW has given a new interim result for the market launch of the iX3. The test procedures required for homologation were completed and the results sent to the approval authorities in the most important automobile markets.

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Jun 4, 2020 - 06:24 pm

BMW launches energy cooperation in China

BMW has just signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese state-owned energy supplier State Grid to drive forward the expansion of the Chinese store network for electric cars. One of the goals is to more than double the existing range of charging points to around 270,000 by the end of this year.

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May 27, 2020 - 07:16 am

BMW X2 xDrive25e available from 47,250 euros

From July, BMW will also deliver the X2 compact SUV as a plug-in hybrid. The X2 xDrive25e will then cost at least 47,250 euros – and will also introduce some changes that will also be found in the combustion engine versions in the future.

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May 26, 2020 - 05:42 pm

Autostack Industrie makes progress on fuel cell stacks

An update was published on the progress of the German ‘AutoStack Industrie’ project launched in 2017. The project will run until the end of 2021, involving five OEMs and various suppliers working together to bring key technologies for the production of stacks for fuel cell vehicles to industrial maturity.

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May 20, 2020 - 12:31 pm

Tesla modified into a BMW

An unknown Tesla owner has fitted his Model 3 with a (small) BMW radiator grille, as the following photo shows. Maybe the waiting for the BMW i4 took too long for him.

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May 7, 2020 - 04:57 pm

BMW Vision M Next halts serial production

The Vision M Next hybrid concept presented by BMW last year was touted as the presumed successor to the i8 sports car, giving a glimpse of the electrified future of the BMW M brand. Now BMW has apparently put a stop to the plans because of the Corona pandemic.

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Apr 27, 2020 - 04:37 pm

BMW iX3 photos leaked without camouflage

On Instagram, two photos of the BMW iX3 have appeared showing the electric SUV in the series version without camouflage. The differences between these images and the concept shown so far are minimal.

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Apr 15, 2020 - 06:39 pm

ARTEMYS researches solid-state battery production

In the research project ARTEMYS funded by the German government, research institutes and industrial partners are working on the development of materials and production technologies for solid-state batteries. The new battery should also be able to do without polymer components.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 06:47 pm

COVID-19: carmakers reopening factories

Following the pandemic closure of production facilities around the globe, first carmakers are carefully reopening the plants to begin making cars and components again. We will update the electric vehicle-related reopenings continuously here.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 04:23 pm

Will BMW release three 7 Series electric cars?

When announcing its annual figures last month, BMW confirmed that the next generation of the 7 Series would also have a purely electric model. Now it seems that they may even be planning three electric versions of the 7-series.

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Apr 2, 2020 - 01:41 pm

BMW Brilliance launches new factory construction

BMW Brilliance has begun construction of a new production facility on the existing Chinese plant site in Tiexi, a district of Shenyang in Liaoning Province. With the new plant, BMW Brilliance (BBA) intends to double production capacity at the site.

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Mar 30, 2020 - 06:32 pm

BMW provides data on i Hydrogen Next

BMW has now revealed the first technical details of the drive system in the i Hydrogen Next concept that the manufacturer presented at the IAA 2019 on the basis of an X5. The manufacturer provides some data on both the fuel cell and the car’s electric drive.

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Mar 30, 2020 - 02:20 pm

European car lobby questions CO2 targets due to Covid-19

A coalition of European car lobby groups made up of manufacturers, suppliers, tyre manufacturers and dealers has written to the EU Commission requesting a relaxation of the schedule for vehicle CO2 targets against the background of the Corona crisis. At the same time, German manufacturers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW emphasised that they want to retain […]

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Mar 29, 2020 - 12:52 pm

BMW North America brings back 330e PHEVs

BMW of North America will release the 330e and 330e xDrive on the US market on 20 May. Prices for the plug-in-hybrid sedans in the States start at $44,550 for the 330e and $46,550 for the 330e xDrive.

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Mar 18, 2020 - 01:51 pm

BMW confirms electric car in upcoming 7-series

BMW has now officially confirmed that the next-gen 7 Series will include a fully electric model for the first time but not exclusively as a BEV. However, there is still no official confirmation for the presumed battery-electric version for the 5-series.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/09/bmw-orders-cobalt-from-marocco-for-100-million-euros/
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