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.
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.
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.
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.
“Weeds growing up around” Angus Council EVs
It was recently revealed that Scotland’s Angus Council is not using their publicly funded electric vehicles. Two only covered 20 miles each since March, while one vehicle only drove five miles since the end of April.
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.
Possible battery upgrade for BMW i3
Rumours surrounding the BMW i3 receiving a battery upgrade have been circulating for some time and have now been amplified. Apparently BMW has been preparing intensively to introduce a 120 Ah battery by the end of 2018 or, early 2019.
BMW i3 sales hit 10,000 unit milestone in UK
BMW says it has sold the 10,000th of its electric car i3 in Great Britain. The Bavarian’s first all-electric model went on sale with a left-hand drive in 2014 and sales have since increased by about a thousand units every year.