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09.04.2019 - 13:53

Bernd Körber takes the reins at Mini

On the 1 April just past, the reins of the BMW Mini brand were handed over to Bernd Körber (44), who was previously responsible for strategy and management at BMW. Körber succeeds Sebastian Mackens at Mini and will lead the brand “towards an electric, dynamic and urban future”.

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04.04.2019 - 16:19

ZF new automatic transmissions for BMW

ZF Friedrichshafen has received an order from BMW to supply its advanced 8-speed automatic transmission with a volume in the tens of billions over a long period of time. The latest version of the ZF 8-speed transmission, which has been in production since 2009, is technically optimized for the integration of electric drives. This also […]

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03.04.2019 - 10:23

The best April Fools

Germany’s seriously funny jokes: German-language publication Blick listed our April Fools joke article, “German carmakers show full e-mobility commitment,” among the best April Fools jokes of the automobile industry. Here, we give you serious insight into some of the best jokes from 1 April. 

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02.04.2019 - 14:51

Share Now to expand electric fleet in Europe

The number of electric vehicles at Share Now’s European locations is to be increased to over 4,000 total vehicles during the course of the year. The company, which emerged from the merger of Car2go and DriveNow (from BMW and Daimler), plans to increase the proportion of electric vehicles in Europe to 26 per cent by […]

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01.04.2019 - 07:47

German carmakers show full e-mobility commitment

In a concerted rebranding campaign, the three German premium vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW and Mercedes want to adapt their labelling to the electric mobility of the future. The brand-new designs are exclusively available to our industry service electrive so far. Happy April Fools! 

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28.03.2019 - 18:32

BMW Mini to remain in Britain no matter the Brexit

BMW says it will still start production of the electric Mini model in the UK later this year as planned despite the insecurity surrounding Brexit. The German carmaking giant had made plans way ahead, and production chief Oliver Zipse seemed unfazed even with the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

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27.03.2019 - 15:33

BMW & Great Wall to build electric Minis for China by 2021

In July 2018, BMW and Great Wall Motor signed an agreement for the production of Mini electric vehicles in China. There are now details, including the plans to build a factory in the Chinese province of Jiangsu where the first electric Minis will roll off the assembly line from 2021.

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26.03.2019 - 18:06

BMW to stop purchasing Congo cobalt in 2020/21

According to Andreas Wendt, the board member responsible for purchasing at BMW, the company will no longer purchase cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21.

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21.03.2019 - 13:50

‘Das Auto’ is to be battery-electric

During a call, executives of VW, BMW and Daimler have agreed on a common approach towards electric mobility following Volkswagen’s recent demand for technological clarity. Insiders report the trio being in agreement that the near future belongs to battery-electric vehicles.

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15.03.2019 - 14:29

BMW & Mercedes considering shared EV platform?

Following the merger of their mobility services and the planned cooperation in the development of autonomous cars, BMW and Mercedes could also use common platforms for electric vehicles in the future. According to media reports, confidential discussions have been going on for months already.

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14.03.2019 - 15:47

Six Consortia want to build battery cells in Germany

Six consortia have so far submitted applications for funding to set up battery cell production in Germany. These include prominent names such as BASF, VW, PSA, BMW and Northvolt. Meanwhile e.Go-Mobile CEO Günther Schuh is leaving the consortium that wants to bring a cell factory to Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region.

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12.03.2019 - 19:58

PL: Innogy to launch e-car-sharing with 500 BMW i3

The Polish branch of charging network provider Innogy will launch an electric car-sharing in Warsaw deploying 500 BMW i3 vehicles this April. The sheer size of the fleet sets the offer among the largest e-car clubs in Europe, and Innogy plans to increase infrastructure alongside.

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06.03.2019 - 14:27

BMW plays up PHEV ambitions in Geneva

As announced, BMW is now presenting the second generation PHEV models of their 7 Series, the X5 and the 3 Series Sedan at the Geneva Motor Show. The manufacturer also announces that the BMW X3 will also be produced in a plug-in hybrid version from December 2019.

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22.02.2019 - 14:38

BMW & Daimler finally combine all mobility services

BMW and Daimler have now combined their mobility services as announced. The two companies are investing more than one billion euros to expand further and closely interlink their existing car sharing, namely Car2Go and DriveNow as well as ride-hailing, parking, charging and multi-modality services.

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21.02.2019 - 14:29

BMW is stocking up staff for electrification

At their plant in Dingolfing, Bavaria, BMW is planning to increase the number of jobs in the production of electric drive components from the current 600 to up to 2,000 employees. Also, preparations are being made for the production of the iNEXT planned for 2021.

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19.02.2019 - 16:05

BMW with new PHEV models and free charging

BMW will present the second generation of the PHEV models of the 7 Series, the X5 and the 3 Series Sedan at the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March. Moreover, the carmaker says they will offer free charging powered from renewables to their clients.

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07.02.2019 - 15:17

DriveNow expanding UK fleet by 130 BMW electric cars

The BMW subsidiary car-sharing service DriveNow has announced that they have expanded their London fleet by another 130 new i3s, as part of their plan to become “an 80% all-electric club by 2025”. The fleet now consists of 180 electric vehicles in nine London Boroughs.

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23.01.2019 - 12:54

Dyson hires ex-Infiniti president Roland Krüger

British vacuum-cleaner firm Dyson has hired former BMW and Infiniti manager Roland Krüger to head their electric car project. The company already announced they will be manufacturing their EVs in Singapore. Now Dyson headquarters will move from Britain to Singapore where Krüger will oversee Dyson’s electric car project.

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20.01.2019 - 17:46

Myth busting: Battery recycling does work

The battery of an electric car is often denigrated as rolling hazardous waste in circles still favouring the combustion engine. We were able to convince ourselves of the opposite at the specialist firm Duesenfeld that is disposing of the myth – Battery recycling works deep into the cell. It is only down to politics to […]

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18.01.2019 - 16:48

BMW makes headway in securing BBA majority

The BMW Group is getting closer to achieving their plan of increasing their shares in the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture to acquire the majority. A special meeting of Brilliance China Automotive (CBA) has agreed to the sale of another 25% of the company to BMW.

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15.01.2019 - 16:23

Brusa takes wireless charging from 3.7 to 11kW

Following the successful start of series production with BMW, developer Brusa Elektronik from Switzerland is expanding its activities in the field of inductive charging. A growing team will work on next-gen wireless charging technology and envisions a modular design.

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13.12.2018 - 07:53

FastCharge delivers high power charging at 450 kW

BMW, Porsche, Allego, Phoenix Contact and Siemens succeed in boosting the charging capacity to a remarkable 450 kW. The companies demonstrated prototypes of both charging stations as well as dedicated demo vehicles developed as part of the FastCharge project this Wednesday in Bavaria. And, we were there to document.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/09/bernd-korber-takes-over-as-mini-boss/
09.04.2019 13:53