BMW is the latest automaker suggesting a wave of EV buyers is expected to hit the market in the coming year. The German automaker’s CFO, Nickolas Peter, said in a video conference Monday he expects pure electric vehicle sales to reach 400,000 next year as demand continues building and supply chains ease.
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BMW Group has come out and publicly stated that its future success in a competitive EV market relies heavily on “powerful, innovative, and sustainably produced” battery cells. When BMW’s Neue Klasse (new class) EV architecture launches in 2025, the German automaker says the EV platforms will utilize newly developed 46-mm-diameter battery cells, the same larger design Tesla is using.
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BMW is reportedly going to adopt Tesla’s 4680 battery format with supply from EVE, a battery supplier that is also looking to supply Tesla.
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BMW announced a third variant to its all-electric i4 range today – the eDrive35. As a lower-performance, single motor EV, the eDrive35 will arrive as the most affordable option of one of BMW’s lowest-priced EVs. At just a few thousand dollars less than its eDrive40 sibling, we can’t help but wonder if this vehicle is necessary? You can learn more below and decide for yourself.
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BMW is going to be testing an iX electric SUV with 600 miles (965 km) of range enabled by a new battery chemistry from Our Next Energy (ONE).
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EV-scale solid-state battery cells have come one step closer to reality in Louisville, Colorado, where Solid Power announced it will begin pilot manufacturing of solid-state cells. The completed installation of the production pilot line will allow Solid Power to produce silicon anode, solid-state battery cells for internal testing before delivering them to automotive partners BMW and Ford to begin qualification testing.
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BMW unveiled today its next-generation X1, its entry-level vehicle, and introduced an all-electric version, the BMW iX1, for the first time. It should become BMW’s cheapest electric vehicle.
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A recent report states that global battery conglomerate CATL is in the final stages of vetting potential sites to bring EV battery production to the US. The move would mark the company’s first entry into the second largest automotive market in the world, and the new facilities would provide cells to BMW AG and Ford Motor Company for their EV production stateside.
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BMW has unveiled its latest electric car, the BMW i7, as part of the next-generation 7 Series. The new electric car will offer over 300 miles of range and a design closer to BMW’s more traditional look.
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A recent 2022 report by Zutobi has ranked the top 20 most affordable EVs to operate around the world based on a number of factors. This includes considerations such as battery size, cost to charge, and miles driven per given dollar amounts. Tesla takes the top spot this year, but there are plenty of other viable options currently available to consumers.
BMW unveiled today a new electric BMW i3, but unlike the previous vehicle with that name, this one is based on the 3 Series.
Therefore, BMW is unveiling the highly anticipated 3 Series, but it’s only for China for now.
BMW Stories February 9
If you tune in to the first quarter of this year’s Super Bowl on February 13, you’ll be able to catch a new ad from BMW showcasing its iX SUV before it begins sales in the US next month. The :60 spot features Arnold Schwarzenegger and Salma Hayek Pinault as Zeus and Hera as they navigate retirement from ruling the gods of Mt. Olympus. They also have a cute mini Pegasus as a pet.
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Charging network Electrify America has just announced a collaboration with BMW North America to offer free 30-minute charging sessions to new BMW drivers for two years from the date of their purchase. The complimentary charging will begin in March to kick off US sales of two new EV models from BMW – the iX and i4.
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After a production run of nine years and more than 250,000 units sold, the BMW i3, BMW’s first “i” brand EV, will cease production later this summer. Even so, the quirky little compact can go out with its head held high, because the electric future it predicted is finally here.
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The BMW Group had an incredibly successful 2021, with its BMW and Rolls-Royce brands posting record sales. The big news, however, is on the electric side, with sales of battery EVs from BMW and MINI more than doubling over 2020.
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Electric motorcycle prices may be dropping slightly, but they still cost a premium over gas-powered motorcycles. That could be changing, though, at least at BMW. The German manufacturer has just announced that its partnership with Indian motorcycle maker TVS will expand to include work on electric motorcycles.
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BMW announced that it delivered the very first BMW i4 electric cars to customers today at an event at its headquarters.
It officially marks the expansion of BMW’s EV lineup that has remained stagnant for almost a decade.
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BMW has just entered full series production of its CE 04 electric motorbike, a futuristic model that could be a taste of what’s to come from the German manufacturer.
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BMW announced that it has started series production of the BMW i4 electric car today at its Munich factory.
The BMW CE 04 was first unveiled as a civilian model, but has now gotten the police cruiser treatment to enable its use by law enforcement agencies.
BMW Stories October 20, 2021
The BMW Group has made a deal to source green steel from Swedish startup H2 Green Steel starting in 2025.
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As electric vehicles look to gain an even larger portion of the automobile market in 2021, consumers will look at a number of factors as they choose to go electric. One major specification on any EV data sheet is the estimated range i.e. the amount of miles your new vehicle can travel on a single charge. Naturally, you’re going to want the most battery for your buck. Below is a list of the current EV options for 2021 sorted by longest range.
BMW Stories September 29, 2021
Earlier this summer, BMW unveiled an interesting electric cargo bike known as the Dynamic Cargo Concept. It used a three-wheeler platform and novel tilting mechanism to make a more stable e-cargo trike.
BMW said at the time that it had no plans to produce the design, but instead was seeking a partner to commercialize the concept. Fast forward several months and it appears BMW has found that partner in German bicycle company Cube.
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German automaker BMW has announced an updated timeline to reduce carbon emissions throughout the entire life cycle of its internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, including the entire production process. In an announcement ahead of next week’s IAA Mobility conference in Munich, the local automaker announced its new goal of a 40% reduction of 2019 CO2 levels by 2030, up from its previous goal of 33.3%.
BMW Stories September 1, 2021
BMW has released several electric motorcycle and electric scooter concepts over the last few years. To the company’s credit, they’ve actually brought some of their wild ideas to production. Now BMW has a new electric motorcycle concept known as the CE 02 that could actually make it to the streets.
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BMW surveys Apple fans on Apple Watch app ahead of all-electric i4 launch
BMW is working on launching an all-new Apple Watch app to view vehicle information, lock/unlock doors, control climate, view cameras, and more. Ahead of the release, BMW is asking Apple Watch users for feedback like what features they want to see and which ones are most important.
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BMW is taking another stab at the world of personal electric mobility, this time showing off a new design for an interesting electric cargo trike, as well as a similarly-styled standing electric scooter.
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It’s finally here: BMW has brought its futuristic concept electric scooter to life as the BMW CE 04. No longer just a lofty design study, the new electric scooter is prepared for production as the first in a new succession of electric urban mobility solutions from BMW Motorrad.
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BMW Motorrad recently announced that it will be unveiling a new motorcycle on July 7, and we probably already know what it will be.
BMW Stories June 29, 2021
BMW i3’s clock is ticking as the German automaker confirmed that it will stop selling the electric car in the US this year.
The end of the i3 comes as BMW is launching the i4 and iX electric vehicles.
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BMW has been making cars for decades and got off to a strong electric start with the i3 and i8, but since then, they’ve been a little quiet. Until now.
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BMW Motorrad may not have arrived very early to the electric motorcycle party, but the company is making up for it now with what could become an industry-first electric motorcycle with a driveshaft.
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BMW has now launched the iX xDrive50, the production version of its iNext concept electric vehicle, in the US and confirmed the starting price of $83,200.
BMW Stories June 2, 2021
BMW has officially announced the pricing and market launch for two US versions of the all-electric i4 — the i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50. The i4 M50 is the first fully electric performance model to come from BMW M GmbH. Both models promise range, elegant design, cutting-edge UI, and driving assistance technologies —all with zero emissions.
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BMW and Ford are ramping up investment in solid-state batteries with a new $130 million financing round in Solid Power.
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New design filings for the BMW CE 04 show that the radical electric scooter may be closing in on series production.
BMW Stories March 18, 2021
BMW has confirmed that the BMW iX, its new electric SUV, is going to start at over $80,000 in the US, which is much higher than originally expected.
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BMW unveiled today the BMW i4, its new all-electric vehicle, and confirmed that it is going to have up to 300 miles of range based on the EPA standard.
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The European Union announced the beneficiaries of a new 2.9 billion euros ($3.5 billion) fund to support battery production projects for electric vehicles and Tesla, BMW, FCA are amongst the top beneficiaries.
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The BMW i4 electric sedan is looking sharp and fun to drive in a new dynamic testing video ahead of the launch.
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BMW has unveiled a new concept vehicle under its MINI brand that explores what vehicle design could look like in an electric and autonomous future.
BMW Stories November 11, 2020
BMW has a new electric scooter concept that is apparently headed for series production… at some point. But until then, we can all gawk at the BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 prototype in all its glory.