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BMW of North America launched its BMW i DC Fast Chargers which can charge the BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. The automaker unveiled this new charger at Plug-In 2014, a conference dedicated to discussing key issues for the long-term success of electric vehicles. The charger is a joint […]

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With its current range of models and engines, BMW has won six mentions in the 2014 “Green Mobility Trophy” awards presented by the German automobile magazine Auto Zeitung. Based on a reader survey, the awards were won by the Munich automobile manufacturer in six out of a total of seven categories. Three of these class […]

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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 Group DesignworksUSA developed a green solar carport concept aimed at charging the BMW i range of vehicles. BMW said the international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of said solar carport concept developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for the use of renewable energy. The carport is said […]

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BMW announced the delivery of the first all-electric BMW i3 in the U.S. to Boston resident and Tufts University professor of practice Charles Rabie at the BMW of Boston dealership. BMW i3 vehicles are currently at U.S. facilities and ready to be delivered to customers nationwide, added the company. The German manufacturer added Rabie is […]

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Both the fourth Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) held March 24 and 25 2014 and the EVER Monaco held March 25 to 27 2014 are happening in Monaco and focus on energy efficiency, with the BMW i brand featured prominently. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Johnson Controls and The Climate Group held the […]

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BMW of North America has announced the partnerships and programs comprising its 360º Electric portfolio. The company says its intent is to ease the acceptance of its EVs and has organized a full support system for BMW i owners in order to make their experience a truly premium and enjoyable one. Available in early 2014, […]

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BMW and CleanCharge want people to understand an electric car is not limited to be driven only its own country, but can be charged across provider lines and national borders. This was demonstrated yesterday, October 29, by the BMW Group and the Danish charging infrastructure operator CleanCharge in the course of a showcase event taking […]

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Today the BMW Group started regular production of its i3. The BMW i3 production represents, amongst other, the first time that carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been used in automotive volume production. The i3′s body structure consists entirely of this lightweight and durable material, allowing the extra weight of the batteries for the electric drive system […]

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We learned form the Frankfurt show that both the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will come equipped with the latest Harman Kardon audio and NBT infotainment system. The BMW i3 will be equipped with 12 high-performance loudspeakers: five 26mm metal-matrix dome tweeters, five 100mm ALumaprene midrange speakers and two 6x9” woofers. The BMW i8, on […]

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