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BMW has broad plans in store for electrifying its model lineup, with an electric vehicle launch coming up next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. More will be revealed on a “four-door, fully-electric vehicle between the i3 and i8,” said CEO and chairman Harald Krüger in a speech transcript released today by the company. The […]

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Daimler’s Car2Go and BMW’s DriveNow may be merging their car-sharing services, according to a hint by the chief executive of DriveNow’s partner, Sixt. CEO Erich Sixt, who heads the Germany-based car rental company named after him, would not confirm that talks are under way, but suggested that it is in motion. “At the last press […]

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BMW is ready to cover all the bases by making its factories capable of producing all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, all off the same assembly lines. The company has grand plans to electrify its vehicle offerings over the next decade, but its chief executive acknowledges there’s no way to accurately predict […]

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The United Kingdom is following France’s lead with a ban on the sale of vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. Internal pressures have been mounting as well, with the British government having lost legal cases filed by campaign groups. The national government has been taking measures along the way, including a May proposal […]

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BMW will be bringing its flexible electrified vehicle architecture over to an all-electric Mini in 2019. An all-electric variant of the brand’s core 3-door small car model, also known as the Mini Cooper, will start production that year. Car buyers will be able to consider a traditional gasoline or diesel engine version, a plug-in hybrid, […]

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What with cars like the 238-mile Chevy Bolt and 215-plus mile Tesla Model 3 making BMW’s 81-114-mile range i3 look a bit short-legged, the German carmaker may infuse a bit more range into its small EV. According to a “source,” BMW Blog says BMW is upgrading the battery pack from 94 Ah to 120, possibly […]

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BMW is taking on full factory presence at FIA Formula E starting with the fifth racing season in 2018/19. The German automaker is partnering with the Andretti Formula E team to compete in Formula E series racing events around the world. Their race cars will be equipped with a new electric BMW drivetrain. BMW Motorsport […]

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BMW’s sales of electrified vehicles have more than doubled so far in 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. In a corporate sales report from Friday, BMW Group reported that more than 10,000 battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles have been delivered to customers worldwide. That represents an increase of more 110.1 percent over […]

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BMW AG has recalled more than 19,000 i3 range-extended (REx) vehicles sold in the U.S. due to potential fuel vapor leaks that could cause a fire. The recall affects 2014 to 2017 model year models manufactured between March 2014 and December 2016. BMW discovered the car’s fuel tank vent line can rub against the sleeve […]

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BMW says that nearly all drivers of its plug-in electrified vehicles now have nationwide access to EVgo’s fast-charging network in more than 50 metro areas in 33 states. BMW announced that ChargeNow by EVgo is encompassing all of the EVgo public charging network, which they say is the largest public DC Fast charging network in […]

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