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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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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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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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China-based electric carmaker Future Mobility Corp. is sticking to its plan to launch an electric SUV by late 2019, even if government approval gets dragged out longer. The startup founded by former BMW and Nissan executives has courted enough financial backers to start building a $1.7 billion factory in Nanjing, but the regulatory process needed […]

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BMW is reportedly making a wild claim: a future all-electric version of the BMW i8 could be capable of producing 750 horsepower and incredible torque. The disclosure was found by BMW Blog in an article by Automobile Magazine on a future version of the i8 that may be released after 2020. A new i8 hitting […]

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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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A startup electric vehicle maker has recruited BMW i Series executives to move to China. Benoit Jacob, the designer of the BMW i8 sports car, has left the German automaker to join Future Mobility, an EV startup backed by large Chinese companies. Jacob will be joined at Future Mobility by Dirk Abendroth, who heads the […]

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The production BMW i8 Spyder is expected to debut sometime next year. According to a recent report from German newspaper Handelsblatt, BMW CEO Harald Krüger has confirmed that the convertible variant of the i8 will debut in production form relatively soon. Expect the production model to be nearly identical to the concept that bowed over […]

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BMW is moving forward with plans to develop a fuel cell car by 2020 that is suitable for production. According to Auto Express, a senior source with BMW confirmed the company is developing a fuel cell vehicle (FCV). The first rendering, however, isn’t likely to take the next step to production. “We will still be […]

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It’s been less than a year since BMW began delivering its high performance i8 plug-in hybrid to U.S. dealers, yet recent reports indicate the German carmaker is already developing a more powerful new version. Adding speed and horsepower are two goals for the next i8, according to AutoExpress. Citing un-named “insiders,” the website reported that […]

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