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. Weiterlesen
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. Weiterlesen
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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. Weiterlesen
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. Weiterlesen
Is BMW considering fully electric version of the i8?
For the next generation of its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, BMW is apparently in favour of a fully electric drive with core elements from the BMW iNext’s electric all-wheel drive. The battery cells could be supplied by the Chinese manufacturer CATL. Weiterlesen
First 18 BMW i8 Roadsters delivered
After BMW started serial production of the i8 Roadster in Leipzig in early March, the first models of the open version of the plug-in hybrid have now been delivered. The BMW i8 club has received the keys for the first 18 vehicles. Weiterlesen
BMW expands Leipzig factory to 200 BMW i models daily
BMW is investing more than 300 million euro in the expansion of their Leipzig factory, where the i3 and the i8 models are manufactured. The focus is on several major construction endeavors to improve and modernise chassis construction, painting, assembly and logistics. Weiterlesen
BMW start serial production of i8 Roadster
BMW has begun making the i8 Roadster at its Leipzig facility, where it will roll off the same lines as the i8 Coupé. Clients may customise their plug-in hybrid and both variants are expected to hit the markets in May. Weiterlesen
Details about BMW’s future electric line-up
BMW has skipped its plans for an electric i5 and i9 but seeks to replace the latter through a smaller but spacious i7. That is at least what Georg Kacher says, known as insider to the branch. Moreover, the BMW i3 shall get a successor called iX1. Weiterlesen
Future of BMW i3 and i8 uncertain
BMWi got its own strategy and so there may not be a next-gen i3 and i8 again and again. Instead, expect whole new models, that showcase novel technology and use cases, BMWi bosses told Autocar. Weiterlesen
BMW i sales in 2015.
BMW sold 29,513 units from its i-series worldwide last year. That is an increase of almost 66 percent compared to 2014. A total of 24,057 buyers chose the BMW i3, while another 5,456 opted for the sporty i8 hybrid.
BWM i sales.
BMW i sold 2,221 i-series vehicles worldwide in July. That is a 79.4 percent year-on-year increase. Total sales of the i3 and i8 this year thus stand at 14,784 units sold.