May 22, 2023 - 03:08 pm
BMW and Tyde unveil fast electric boat in Cannes
BMW and boat manufacturer Tyde have unveiled a groundbreaking electric boat in Cannes. Dubbed The Icon, this watercraft represents a “new kind of flagbearer,” according to BMW, when it comes to zero-emission vessels.
Mar 13, 2023 - 09:04 am
VW and BMW join price war in China
Volkswagen and BMW have reduced prices for their EVs in China significantly. This comes after a number of carmakers have started offering their electric cars for less to increase sales and reduce inventory in the country.
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.
Aug 7, 2022 - 03:09 pm
It’s over: BMW delivers last i3 electric cars
The BMW i3 is now history. BMW delivered the last 18 units of the company’s first electric car a few days ago. The company discontinued production of the electric pioneer in Leipzig at the end of June after they had manufactured around 250,000 BMW i3.
Jul 2, 2022 - 02:58 pm
BMW rumoured plans for electric cars in Mexico
The BMW plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is rumoured to have plans to produce electric cars based on the New Class for the North American market from 2027. Reports claim an i3 sedan and station wagon are planned, as well as the new generation of the iX3.
Jun 23, 2022 - 12:06 pm
BMW to open a new factory in Shenyang
The BMW Group has expanded its production capacity in China to 830,000 vehicles per year with the official opening of the BMW Brilliance Automotive plant in Lydia, a district of Shenyang.
Mar 31, 2022 - 12:03 pm
BMW introduces the i3 eDrive35L for China
BMW has officially unveiled the all-electric 3 Series, which will be launched exclusively in China in May 2022. The model is called BMW i3 eDrive35L and will be manufactured at the BMW Brilliance Automotive plant in Lydia, a district of Shenyang.
Jan 28, 2022 - 11:19 am
BMW to stop i3 production in July
BMW will end production of the i3 in Leipzig in July 2022. The reason for this is probably the conversion of the plant for the production of future electric models.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jul 28, 2020 - 02:28 pm
BMW announces fully-electric versions of the 5er and X1
Following the iNEXT, the i4 and the 7 Series, BMW is also planning purely electrically powered variants for the 5 Series and the X1. The manufacturer has now officially announced the new models along with its sustainability goals.
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.
Jan 21, 2020 - 10:26 pm
Channel Island Jersey installs first e-car club EVie
The British Channel Island Jersey now has its first electric car-sharing up and running. The service called EVie is starting with four vehicles and hopes to have 20 operating by the end of the year, expanding to 40 by the end of 2021.
Jan 5, 2020 - 04:16 pm
BMW extends European i3 battery guarantee to 160,000 km
BMW has extended the warranty for the battery of the i3. With immediate effect, the Munich-based carmaker is increasing the maximum mileage in Europe associated with the eight-year warranty period from the previous 100,000 to now 160,000 kilometres.
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.
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.
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.
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.