Tag: BMW

Feb 1, 2023 - 02:33 pm

BMW teams up with Evergo for charging network in Mexico

BMW is joining forces with Evergo in Mexico to build more than 4,000 public charging stations for electric vehicles in the country over the next five years. The companies have slated a $ 200 million investment and are looking into both AC and DC charging.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 05:22 pm

BMW announces model upgrades for 2023

BMW has announced a series of vehicle model upgrades for spring 2023, including the carmaker’s electric models. Starting in March 2023 all model variants of the BMW iX will be equipped with an improved version of the predictive heat management system for the high-voltage battery.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 05:33 pm

Europe tackles greenwashing

Climate activists recently put up 400 fake advertising posters for BMW and Toyota in Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, calling for a ban on advertising for fossil-fuelled vehicles, especially SUVs. The European Commission is also aiming to tackle greenwashing.

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Jan 18, 2023 - 03:49 pm

BMW is planning battery assembly plant in Bavaria

BMW is planning to build a large assembly plant for high-voltage batteries in Bavaria. The carmaker confirmed the plan in essence, but has not yet signed all the contracts. If all goes as planned, the excavators should start rolling in 2024.

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Jan 13, 2023 - 12:49 pm

China marks 6.9 million NEVs sold over 2022

Total sales of New Energy Vehicles in 2022 amounted to 6.887 million units. This is according to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) and represents an increase of 93.4 per cent compared to 2021.

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Jan 12, 2023 - 03:28 pm

Samsung SDI plans to produce round battery cells in Hungary

Samsung SDI is considering building a new battery cell factory in Hungary, according to Korean media. The plant is to supply BMW exclusively with round cells for the New Class electric cars and is to be built near Samsung SDI’s existing two battery factories in Göd.

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Jan 11, 2023 - 10:59 am

Norwegian royalty goes electric

After their country has been the most electric nation on the continent for a few years, the Norwegian Royal Family has added three electric vehicles to its official fleet, including a Mercedes EQS, a BMW i7 and a Mercedes EQV.

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Jan 10, 2023 - 11:16 am

BMW delivered over 200,000 electric cars in 2022

In 2022, the BMW Group sold a total of 215,755 fully electric vehicles from the BMW and Mini brands, more than twice as many as in 2021. The Group was also able to hand over the 500,000th fully electric vehicle to customers by the end of 2022.

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Jan 7, 2023 - 04:38 pm

NHTSA asks BMW to recall 14,000 cars in the USA

BMW recalls over 14,000 hybrid electric cars in the US. The affected vehicles of type iX, i4 and i7 were manufactured with an electronic control unit for the battery pack that could cause a loss of power due to a software issue.

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Jan 5, 2023 - 11:27 am

CES: BMW i Vision Dee gives taste of the ‘Neue Klasse’

At the CES, BMW gave the first glimpses of its future electric cars of the New Class (‘Neue Klasse’). The i Vision Dee, a study of a futuristic mid-size sedan, in which the “Dee” stands for Digital Emotional Experience, sees BMW focusing on UX when switching between levels of augmented reality.

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Jan 3, 2023 - 02:12 pm

Japan’s MK Group uses electric BMWs as taxis

Japan’s MK Group has added 35 BMW electric cars in its taxi divisions in Tokyo and Kyoto. In the Japanese capital, the company is now using 20 BMW i7s, while in Kyoto a further ten BMW i7s and five BMW iXs have entered service.

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Dec 22, 2022 - 03:28 pm

BMW prepares to produce solid-state cells in Germany

BMW wants to produce solid-state battery cells in its own pilot plant in Germany based on the design of technology partner Solid Power. To this end, the Munich-based carmaker has obtained a research and development licence from the US company.

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Dec 12, 2022 - 01:41 pm

BMW has released the i7 in China

BMW has introduced the all-electric i7 to the Chinese market. The i7 is the fifth electric model offered by BMW in China, following the iX, i4, iX3 and i3. The BMW i7 starts as xDrive60L at a base price of 1.46 million yuan, the equivalent of 198,870 euros.

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Dec 5, 2022 - 02:10 pm

BMW prepares for drive production in Steyr

BMW has launched preparations to produce the next generation of electric drive systems at its engine plant in Steyr from 2025. In concrete terms, BMW has begun to set the course in terms of personnel and organisation. Meanwhile in the USA, the plug-in hybrid SUV BMW XM is now rolling off the production line.

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Nov 30, 2022 - 05:01 pm

BMW struggles to sell the i3 in China

For the German premium manufacturers, sales of their electric models in China apparently continue to be sluggish. After Mercedes-Benz recently reduced its sales prices significantly, local media now report that BMW dealers in China are offering up to 30 per cent off the list price for the electric sedan marketed there as the i3.

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Nov 26, 2022 - 04:59 pm

BMW to build high-voltage battery assembly in Debrecen

BMW has announced that it will build assembly lines for the high-voltage batteries next to the new vehicle plant in Debrecen, Hungary. The first construction work is already underway, and production of the battery packs will then begin in parallel with vehicle production of the New Class.

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Nov 14, 2022 - 03:59 pm

BMW Brilliance expands battery factory in China

The Chinese joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has announced an investment of around 10 billion yuan (1.38 billion euros) in the expansion of its electric car battery production in the city of Shenyang. This is to supply the vehicle plants there.

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Nov 11, 2022 - 03:13 pm

BMW kicks off production of the iX1 in Germany

BMW has started series production of the iX1 electric SUV at the plant in Regensburg. The all-electric model, which was presented in June, rolls off the production line there on a flexible production line with all drive forms on one line. This means that electric cars are now being built in all German BMW plants.

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Nov 11, 2022 - 01:42 pm

BMW board member Frank Weber unpacks details about New Class

New details about the electric car platform New Class have been revealed by BMW development board member Frank Weber. This concerns partly the technology of some components, but also the overall design of the platform. The only thing is that it does not really make the overall picture any clearer.

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Nov 10, 2022 - 11:48 am

BMW considers manufacturing EVs in Oxford

BMW will apparently continue to have electric cars produced in England for the Mini brand and will convert the plant in Oxford for this purpose – or is at least considering it. According to a media report, the board of directors wants to make a decision to this effect before the end of the year.

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Nov 4, 2022 - 01:41 pm

Saudi Arabia presents its very own EV brand

Saudi Arabia has unveiled its first electric car brand. It is called Ceer and is a joint venture between the Saudi sovereign wealth fund PIF (Public Investment Fund) and the Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn. The latter will develop the electric platform for a range of Ceer models, including sedans and SUVs.

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Nov 1, 2022 - 01:38 pm

Electric Vehicle Council calls for more EVs in Australia

More than 100 companies operating in Australia, including a number of car manufacturers, have joined forces to form a private-sector electric vehicle alliance. The newly formed Electric Vehicle Council is demanding a strong national electric vehicle strategy from the Australian government. The goal is to get one million electric vehicles on Australian roads by 2027.

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Oct 21, 2022 - 12:40 pm

BMW expands EV component production in Leipzig

The BMW Group has presented plans on how to expand the capacities for EV component production at the Leipzig site by 2024. In the future, eight production lines are planned on which various production steps of battery assembly will take place.

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Oct 20, 2022 - 02:01 pm

BMW to source round cells from AESC in the USA

BMW is pumping 1.7 billion US dollars into the production of electric cars in the USA. The investment is to flow into the conversion of the plant in Spartanburg and the construction of a battery assembly centre. The cell supplier will be Envision AESC, who is building a cell factory in South Carolina.

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Oct 17, 2022 - 12:22 pm

BMW will cease electric Mini production at Cowley, UK

Mini will stop producing electric cars in England in 2023 and move them to China, British media reports. BMW makes around 40,000 electric Minis a year at its plant in Cowley on the outskirts of Oxford. Production is due to cease there next year despite the company’s far-reaching EV plans.

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