Tag: i3

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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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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Jun 28, 2021 - 11:49 am

BMW i3 to end sales run in the USA in July

BMW apparently wants to end sales of its first all-electric production model i3 in the US very soon. Production for the US market is expected to cease as early as July. In other countries, however, the i3 will apparently continue to be sold, but reportedly only until 2022.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 11:44 am

Matchbox is now also entering the electric era

The classic toy car brand is launching miniature versions of some electric cars. The first model is a Tesla Roadster made of 99 per cent recycled materials that will be available from 2022. Other models include the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 and i8 models.

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Mar 17, 2021 - 12:36 pm

BMW makes Mini a dedicated EV brand

BMW Group is intensifying its e-mobility advance and confirms plans to transform Mini into a pure electric car label. Besides, the German carmaker showed the series version of the BMW i4 for the first time.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:12 pm

German carmakers increase electric car sales

German carmakers Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group, have published sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined, their sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids still saw a significant increase. In some cases, these now account for a double-digit share of total sales.

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Dec 29, 2020 - 01:07 pm

BMW aims for electric car production plans of 20%

BMW is aiming to build “a quarter of a million more electric cars than originally planned” between 2021 and 2023. The automaker wants to more than double the share of electrified vehicles in its sales from around eight per cent this year to around 20 per cent in 2023.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 01:21 pm

Lion Smart to develop electric bus battery

Lion Smart has been awarded a contract by Grande West Transportation Group of Canada to provide engineering services for development and integration. Lion Smart is helping with the electrification of the Vicinity bus model. The value of the order is in the mid-six-figure euro range.

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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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Jan 29, 2020 - 04:59 pm

Juicar EV-by-subscription launched in Germany & Italy

The Swiss energy group Alpiq is now launching its electric mobility subscription service Juicar in Germany and Italy. Juicar has been on the market in Switzerland since August 2018. In Germany the subscription is now available nationwide in cooperation with the fleet operator Arval.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Volvo Buses launches another 2nd life programme

Volvo Buses aims to give its e-bus batteries a second life. In cooperation with Stena Property and Stena Recycling, the company will use its electric bus batteries as stationary energy storage in the Fyrklövern complex in Gothenburg.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 01:24 pm

BMW wants to produce the i3 EV until 2024

Oliver Zipse had made it clear in October that BMW is planning something new with the i3 electric car until further notice. Now there’s also a hint for how long – and clearly beyond the premieres of the iNext and i4.

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Nov 8, 2019 - 03:43 pm

BMW researches bidirectional charging with partners

In the recently started research project “Bidirectional charge management”, the project partners want to develop the technologies for a charge management ready for series production. The results are to be evaluated in a field trial with 50 BMW i3 at the beginning of 2021.

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Nov 7, 2019 - 04:20 pm

BMW and TenneT present smart charging

BMW and the power grid operator TenneT want to support the stability of the power grid with a new charging control system. The intelligent charge control system developed for BMW Charging has already been tested in pilot projects in Germany and the USA.

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Oct 19, 2019 - 05:43 pm

Zipse promises continuation of the BMW i3

The new BMW boss Oliver Zipse has decided to continue the production of the electric model i3. After sales director, Pieter Nota had said in September that there were no plans for a successor to the i3, Zipse has now put a stop to rumours of a possible production stop.

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Sep 16, 2019 - 01:25 pm

BMW will not renew the i3

BMW has no plans for a successor to the i3. Pieter Nota, head of BMW sales told the Financial Times that the German luxury carmaker will instead concentrate on merging battery and plug-in technology with its other vehicles, while it drums up some new purely electric vehicles. 

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Sep 4, 2019 - 03:25 pm

Share Now doubles electric fleet in Munich

The City of Munich and the BMW Group are expanding their cooperation in the field of e-mobility. On the basis of this partnership, the car sharing provider Share Now is expanding its Munich electric fleet from 85 at present to 200 BMW i3 by the end of 2019.

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Aug 1, 2019 - 02:48 pm

Details regarding BMW’s electrification plans

That BMW boss Harald Krüger stumbled over his passive e-mobility strategy, is considered likely in the industry. What will happen under his successor Oliver Zipse remains unclear. However, insiders now deliberated a few details on BMW’s planned models.

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Jul 30, 2019 - 01:38 pm

BMW loses appeal for more government funding

BMW is to receive fewer German government subsidies for the construction of the i3 and i8 at its Leipzig plant than it had applied for. The federal German government originally considered paying BMW 45 million euros, but the EU Commission only approved 17 million.

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Jun 25, 2019 - 01:18 pm

BMW details its electrification plans

BMW wants to achieve its electrification target two years earlier than initially planned – and is thus confirming corresponding reports. Besides, the Munich company is showing what the electric future should look like with two new concept vehicles.

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