Tag: BMW

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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Jul 30, 2020 - 06:35 pm

BMW is awarded millions in battery research funding

BMW has received a grant of 60 million euros from the German federal government and the state of Bavaria for battery research. BMW apparently plans to use the money to establish its own pilot battery cell production in Parsdorf near Munich.

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Jul 27, 2020 - 04:06 pm

BMW confirms small series FCEV for 2022

Starting in 2022, BMW will be piloting the second generation of its fuel cell drive in a small series in the BMW i Hydrogen Next based on the current X5. BMW made the announcement when the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier made a visit to the hydrogen BMW Group competence centre.

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Jul 22, 2020 - 03:44 pm

BMW refits Munich factory for BMW i4 production

With the end of the late shift on 23 July, the BMW plant in Munich will begin preparations for the production of the purely electric i4. To this end, vehicle production will be suspended for six weeks until the early shift starts on 7 September.

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Jul 16, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Northvolt becomes 3rd battery cell supplier to BMW

The BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract for battery cells with the Swedish company Northvolt. The deal is worth two billion euros. Northvolt will start manufacturing the cells in 2024 in its Gigafactory in Skellefteå, currently under construction.

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Jul 15, 2020 - 02:05 pm

BMW factory in Steyr to deliver iX3 drive housing

The BMW plant in the Austrian town of Steyr produces all the housings for the electric drive for the BMW iX3. By 2025, the company want to increase annual production capacity to 460,000 units, given an indication of its hopes for next-gen vehicles.

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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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