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The BMW Group is boosting the services offered under the BMW i umbrella. BMW i Ventures, the company’s venture capital company, announced a new investment in Zendrive. Zendrive is described by BMW i Ventures as a company that uses data and analytics to improve driving. On top of Zendrive, BMW i investments currently includes JustPark, […]

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Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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Yesterday PGA Tour Player Hunter Mahan was presented with an all-electric BMW i3. He won the vehicle after scoring a hole-in-one on the 17th hole during the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. In addition to receiving the i3, Mahan met Melyzjah Smith, the 2013 BMW Hole-in-One Scholar, who […]

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Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce announced a new model for 2016-2017 and all info leads to believe this new model may involve some form of electrification in the powertrain department. The manufacturer confirmed this week the development program for a new Rolls-Royce, stating the new car will reach the market by mid-2016. Rolls-Royce stated the car will […]

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Eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The manufacturers involved said the open platform will simplify and streamline vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in […]

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MINI’s Oxford, UK plant saw a first on July 1st as the new MINI 5-door Hatch comes off the production line. The 5-door marks another phase in the roll-out of a $1.28 billion (£750 million) investment program across BMW Group UK’s production facilities from 2011 to 2015. Coming after the redesign of the MINI Hatch, […]

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If you fancy spending half an hour at the wheel of the new BMW i3, the Ultimate Driving Experience event will be of interest. BMW is launching the Ultimate Driving Experience, described as a nationwide tour that will offer behind-the-wheel driving programs through eight events in seven markets for a total of 74 event days. […]

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BMW is launching an app dedicated to monitoring the charging of its new i EV lineup. The German automaker said its Smart Charging App makes it possible for BMW i customers to automatically identify the best rates and times for charging their electric vehicles at home. The app was developed by the BMW Group and […]

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BMW confirmed the i8 will start being delivered to customers in June. With the completion of the development work and final preparations for production at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, BMW confirmed the launch of the BMW i8 is on track. Delivery of the first customer cars will start in June 2014, beginning with […]

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Automated driving is one of the focus of BMW’s presence at the 2014 CES, described by the Bavarian company as highly automated driving at the limit. The BMW Group explained it has created a new kind of research prototype for highly automated driving which uses advanced control technology to demonstrate maximum safety up to the […]

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