Tag: BMW

Oct 20, 2021 - 11:09 am

BMW batteries now power pop culture for Coldplay

BMW found a new use for end-of-life electric car batteries. More than 40 partially recycled BMW i3 batteries provide electricity to Coldplay’s live performances, replacing diesel and gasoline generators for the band on tour.

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Oct 19, 2021 - 01:06 pm

BMW’s next BEV rumoured to be a new 3 Series

The first electric car of the “New Class” announced by BMW for the middle of the decade is to be an all-electric version of the next 3 Series generation, according to a British media report. The abbreviation “NK1” is given as the internal working title.

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Oct 7, 2021 - 04:16 pm

BMW invests in new lithium mining process

BMW i Ventures has invested in the US start-up Lilac Solutions. Lilac has developed an innovative process for the environmentally friendly and resource-saving mining of lithium. With the investment, the BMW Group wants to promote “technological progress in the field of lithium mining”.

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Oct 5, 2021 - 07:24 pm

Xcel Energy announces smart charging pilot

In the US state of Colorado, utility company Xcel Energy has announced a new pilot for customers of five major automakers to charge their EVs at times when renewable energy production is high and demand on the energy grid is low.

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Sep 29, 2021 - 03:32 pm

Rolls-Royce plans to go fully electric in 2030

Rolls-Royce has announced that it will no longer build or sell cars with combustion engines from 2030. The luxury British brand belonging to BMW, will thus also become a purely electric car manufacturer. Fittingly, Rolls-Royce provided a brief preview of its first electric model.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 02:09 pm

BMW upgrade battery management for iX3 & i3

BMW has announced a series of model upgrades that also affect two electric models in the Munich-based company’s portfolio: The BMW iX3 will receive a predictive battery thermal management system from November 2021, while the BMW i3 will be offered in a limited edition as Edition Unique Forever.

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Sep 16, 2021 - 11:28 am

All-electric BMW i5 should hit markets in 2023

A new media report in Germany provides some info on the all-electric version of BMW’s 5 Series. The BMW i5 is to be presented in 2023 and will also have an M variant. The main rivals are said to be the Mercedes EQE and the Audi A6 e-tron.

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Sep 9, 2021 - 02:31 pm

Solid Power to build new plant in Colorado

The US solid-state battery specialist Solid Power, backed by Ford and BMW, has announced a second production facility in Thornton in the US state of Colorado. The main purpose of the plant is to produce solid electrolyte material.

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Sep 7, 2021 - 12:58 pm

BMW hits up the IAA loaded with electric two-wheelers

BMW presented several concepts for electric mobility on two wheels at the IAA in Munich. With these vehicles, the German company wants to cover various aspects of urban mobility – and in doing so, go beyond the currently permissible legal framework.

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Sep 6, 2021 - 12:51 pm

BMW places battery cell order worth €8 billion

BMW has increased its orders for battery cells for use in electric cars. According to an agency report, the Munich-based company is said to have ordered cells worth the equivalent of eight billion euros from four manufacturers.

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Sep 3, 2021 - 01:36 pm

BMW presents new bike concept and licensing agreement

BMW presents an electric two-wheeler concept in Munich that is somewhere between a motorbike and a scooter. In the course of the IAA, the Munich-based company will also announce the licensing of its e-bike/e-trek scooter duo presented in July to partner companies Cube and SoFlow.

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Sep 3, 2021 - 11:02 am

BMW is going to the movies

BMW has struck a deal with Marvel Studios for the iX3 to star in “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” coming to global cinemas as you read.

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Aug 25, 2021 - 04:01 pm

Volkswagen tops CAM innovation rankings

Volkswagen is the most innovative car company in 2021 – ahead of Daimler and Tesla. This is the result of a new study by the German Center of Automotive Management (CAM), which regularly publishes rankings of the most innovative corporations and premium brands.

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Aug 11, 2021 - 12:14 am

BMW updates the iX3 with a facelift

Shortly after the market launch of the iX3, BMW has announced a facelift for the electric SUV. The model update only affects the appearance and the interior, there are no changes to the drive. The revised model will be launched in Europe in autumn.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 04:27 pm

BMW points for PHEVs driving electric in the UK

In the UK, BMW has launched its programme BMW Points rewarding PHEV customers for each electric mile driven. Customers are given charging credit for each electric mile driven in the UK or abroad, and rewards customers who drive electric miles within designated eDrive Zones with double points.

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Jul 27, 2021 - 03:07 pm

BMW installed 4,350 charging points to date

The BMW Group has already exceeded its 2019 target of installing around 4,100 charging points at its German locations by the end of 2021. Together with its partner Eon, around 4,350 charging points have been installed to date.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 01:36 pm

BMW presents electric scooter and cargo bike

The BMW Group research department has presented concepts for an electric cargo bike and an electric trek scooter. The Munich-based company does not intend to produce the two vehicles itself, but there are apparently talks with potential licensees.

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Jul 15, 2021 - 07:41 pm

V2G project BDL starts field trial with 50 BMW i3

In Germany, the announced field trial with 50 BMW i3s converted for V2G has now begun for the research project ‘Bidirectional charging management – BDL’ that was launched in 2019. As of a few days ago, 20 of the BMW i3s are now in customer hands, and the remaining 30 will soon be handed over […]

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Jul 15, 2021 - 11:39 am

BMW launches iX and i4 configurator

BMW has opened the online configurator for its new electric models i4 and iX. Prices for the electric sedan start at £51,905, for the larger electric SUV iX at £69,905. BMW also offers pre-configured models for both series.

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Jul 12, 2021 - 03:50 pm

Daimler & BMW network mobility services

BMW and Daimler are dovetailing their Free Now and Share Now offerings. The vehicles of the Share Now car-sharing service can be booked in France, Germany, Spain and Italy via the Free Now multi mobility platform from the end of July onwards.

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Jul 10, 2021 - 04:57 pm

Software issues plague BMW iX3

A sporadic software error is the reason for a recall of the BMW iX3. In the event of a serious accident, overvoltage could cause damage to control units and components of the 12 V electrical system.

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Jul 7, 2021 - 01:56 pm

BMW reveals serial version of the e-scooter CE 04

BMW has presented the series version of the CE 04 electric scooter. Many design elements of the futuristic Concept Definition CE 04 study have been retained. The electric scooter’s drive system is to benefit from developments in the BMW iX.

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