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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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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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