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BMW is stepping up its autonomous and electrified vehicle strategy through opening a self-driving car test center in Germany, and remains committed to its i subbrand for hitting ambious plug-in sales targets. The German automaker expects to radically increase its sales volume to 100,000 plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles next year. That benchmark took three […]

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BMW AG’s top labor representative scolded management for falling behind rivals in the race to roll out more electrified vehicles. In a rare public rebuke of the German automaker, labor leader Manfred Schoch, who also serves as deputy chairman of BMW’s supervisory board, expressed concerns on the timing during an interview on Thursday with Bloomberg […]

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Since the launch of the BMW i3 in November 2013, BMW has sold more than 100,000 all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles around the world, according to a company press release. As for the breakdown, BMW said that the i3 accounted for more than 60,000 of the 100,000-plus units sold. That makes it the most successful […]

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Following a similar projection by Daimler, BMW AG’s chief said it sees plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) making up from 15 to 25 percent its overall sales across the BMW and Mini brands within 10 years. “With more range and more infrastructure being available, you’ll see more electrified vehicles,” chief executive Harald Krueger said during a […]

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September auto sales numbers are in, and like the U.S., Germany’s battery electrics and plug-in hybrids saw a huge gain. The KBA, Germany’s motor transit authority, recorded 1,641 new all-electric cars on the roads in September, up 77 percent from September 2015, along with 1,420 plug-in hybrids, up 37 percent from September 2015. Between them […]

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BMW Group said it has once again been named the world’s most sustainable automotive company in the annual Dow Jones index. RobecoSAM AG today published industry group leaders for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). RobecoSAM will publish the component list with all winners on Monday, September 12. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced today that it […]

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The U.S. EPA has posted the 2017 BMW i3 with updated 94-amp-hour battery as being rated in the U.S. with 114 miles range – a 33-mile increase over the 2016 model’s 81-mile rating. It has been known this was coming, but the ratings posted to the U.S. EPA’s FuelEconomy.gov, show the updated battery electric car’s […]

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One way to boost sales is to get a government subsidy. That’s what’s happening with the BMW i3 in Germany. Advance sales of the updated i3 have gone up since the German government, working with automakers, began giving a $4,400 cut on EVs and a $3,300 break on plug-in hybrids. Around 1,000 of the 5,000 […]

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As part of ongoing efforts to scrub its diesel-stained image, Volkswagen has in store a purpose made electric vehicle called NUVe it aims to show in Paris this year. The pre-production concept car will be built on the modular MEB chassis, according to German publication Auto Bild, and interior space utilization could be as good […]

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For car shoppers living in the state of Washington who are looking for discounts on plug-in electrified vehicles, it might be a good idea to wait until July. On July 1, 2016, state bill HB2778 will go into effect, offering electric vehicle owners up to an additional $3,100 in instant rebates for new vehicles with […]

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