BMW has unveiled a new generation of apps. The "My BMW" app replaces the "Connected" app and is primarily intended to offer an expanded range of functions for electrified vehicles.
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A few days after Audi, BMW has also announced its withdrawal from Formula E. The Munich-based company will end its involvement in the electric racing series at the end of the coming season in order to sharpen its focus on series production.
BMW has activated the online configurator for the all-electric iX3 in Germany and published the price and equipment list that will be valid from January 1. According to this, the starting price is slightly lower than originally announced, namely 66,300 euros (incl. 19% VAT) for the Inspiring variant.
In the coming year, more and more charging stations will be Plug&Charge-capable. To achieve this, many steps have been necessary behind the scenes in recent years - groundwork from which everyone should now benefit. But one thing is still missing for the technology to be used on a broad scale: a large number of Plug&Charge-capable cars.
Which new electric cars will be launched in 2021? In the price range between 30,000 and 50,000 euros, the choice is growing. In addition to the compacts, an armada of heavyweight E-SUVs is rolling towards us. Christoph M. Schwarzer looks for us at the electric offerings of the new year!
BMW is aiming to build "a quarter of a million more electric cars than originally planned" between 2021 and 2023, and the carmaker wants to more than double the share of electrified vehicles in its sales - from around eight percent this year to around 20 percent in 2023.
BMW and Daimler's Free Now mobility platform aims to achieve climate neutrality in all key European markets by 2030 and is providing more than €100 million in resources over the next five years to support the shift towards e-mobility.
Following Mercedes-Benz Cars, Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group have now also published their sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined for all manufacturers, sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids increased significantly - in some cases reaching a double-digit share of total sales.
Because the expansion of the Ionity fast-charging network is progressing too slowly, the owners are said to be discussing attracting private equity capital for Ionity, according to a media report. Financial circles are talking about at least 500 million euros in fresh money.
Mini has given its 3-door, 5-door and convertible a facelift, which in the case of the 3-door also benefits the purely electric Mini Cooper SE. The drive technology remains unaffected by the refresh. The new edition of the electric Mini Cooper SE starts in Germany at list prices from 32,500 euros.
BMW is adding two more models to its plug-in hybrid lineup for both the 3 Series and 5 Series starting in March. Specifically, the 320e and 520e will be added to the portfolio for both the sedan and Touring versions of the two model lines, with prices ranging from €47,450 to €55,900 before incentives.
BMW is moving up the start of production of the all-electric i4 from the end of the year to August or September, according to a media report, which means the first cars could be delivered in Germany by the end of the year. Meanwhile, in China, BMW has slashed the price of its iX3 electric SUV.
According to insiders, the state-owned Chinese carmaker FAW is considering a takeover of BMW's local partner Brilliance. The background to the considerations is the precarious financial situation of Brilliance's largest shareholder, the Huachen Automotive Group, which is apparently on the verge of bankruptcy.
The Center of Automotive Management (CAM) has analyzed the innovative strength of 32 automakers based on 291 innovations in the field of electromobility. The top innovator in the technology field of battery-electric vehicles remains Tesla by a clear margin.
BMW has adjusted its product plans for the upcoming electric cars, according to a media report. According to the report, some e-sedans are planned, but only one more e-derivative of the well-known SUV models.
As reported, the all-electric Mini Cooper SE will receive a facelift in March. To coincide with the launch of the new edition, the British BMW brand is also launching an edition model called the Mini Electric Collection, which will be available in Germany from a gross list price of 35,600 euros.
The BMW Group has introduced a new tariff structure for its charging services BMW Charging and Mini Charging. However, only one of the two tariffs offers fixed prices at all accessible charging stations. Discounted conditions with Ionity cost extra in both cases, however.
At the BMW plant in Dingolfing, production of electrified vehicles is to be more than doubled this year from the current level of just under 20,000 to over 40,000 vehicles, with the all-electric BMW iX being one of the vehicles to contribute to this.
BMW's Mini brand is to sell only pure electric cars from 2030, according to a media report, with the last combustion-engine Mini model due to be launched in 2025.
BMW has revealed the prices and technical specifications of the two versions of its iX e-SUV. The iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive50 variants will be offered for market launch at the end of 2021 - In Germany at prices starting at 77,300 euros.
BMW has tightened its electric plans and plans to transform the Mini brand into a pure e-car manufacturer. However, the Munich-based company has left it open when exactly the last new Mini with a combustion engine will be sold. In addition, the unveiled production version of the i4 was shown for the first time.
The new safety car for Formula E will once again come from the BMW Group, but this time it will be purely electric. Following the BMW i8 with plug-in hybrid drive, this role will in future be taken on by the Mini Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW - a special version of the new Mini Cooper SE.
Alongside the BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG, BP will become the third shareholder in the charging infrastructure provider Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) with a 33.3 percent stake. DCS will also offer combined charging and refuelling solutions in the future through its partnership with the mineral oil group.
Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries and BMW driver Jake Dennis have won the two Formula E races in Valencia. Saturday's race with the Mercedes victory in particular caused discussion: only nine of the 24 cars were classified in the end as many drivers ran out of energy.
At its Annual General Meeting, the BMW Group announced its intention to avoid a total of more than 200 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2030, not only by making the drive mix cleaner, but also by improving factors such as the production and recycling of vehicles.
Rolls-Royce is working on its first electric car. CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has confirmed this and also named the future RR electric car: Silent Shadow. Unfortunately, there is no information about the technology and the market launch yet.
BMW has given more details on the launch of the iX, with the E-SUV set to begin deliveries worldwide in November. There are also some more details on the technology - and a new top model in the range.
BMW will initially offer its i4 electric sedan in two variants. Both the rear-wheel-drive, long-range model and the sporty all-wheel-drive, M-logo model will use the same battery. As with the iX e-SUV, the market launch is scheduled for November.
Electric cars based on combustion engines, so-called conversion vehicles, are often criticised - the requirements of an electric drive and a combustion engine in terms of body concept and room layout are too different. Anyone who suspects that the BMW iX3 would be such an unfortunate conversion vehicle is wrong, according to Christoph M. Schwarzer. The part has turned out well.
BMW plans to bundle around 360,000 charging stations from various partners in China via a mobile app by the end of the year, making charging easier for customers. The automaker also wants to make its supply chain in China more climate-friendly.
Car-sharing provider Share Now has provided insights into statistics on the use of e-vehicles in its European car-sharing fleet, with the company now operating 2,900 BMW, Mini, Smart and Fiat electric cars at four all-electric and four part-electric sites.
The BMW Group has begun everyday testing of the i-Hydrogen Next prototype. The vehicle is powered purely by electricity and uses hydrogen as an energy carrier. The company now wants to gain practical experience in a wide-ranging field trial.
The car-sharing provider Share Now is introducing another all-electric model to its Hamburg fleet in the form of the Fiat 500. 100 examples of the e-car are available in the Hanseatic city with immediate effect.
BMW apparently plans to end sales of its first all-electric production model, the i3, in the U.S. very soon. Production for the U.S. market is expected to end as early as July, but the i3 will apparently continue to be sold in other countries, but reportedly only until 2022.
Volvo Penta has begun production of electric drives for the production version of Rosenbauer's RT fire engine, including electric motors and an Active Cooling Unit (ACU) based on a 600-volt system.
Tesla is the test winner of the trade magazine "connect" for charging tariffs of car manufacturers. The electric vehicle manufacturer convinces in all categories "few", "normal" and "frequent" chargers; among the e-mobility providers, Stadtwerke München is in first place with triple "very good" for all charging types.
A sporadic software bug is the reason for a recall of the BMW iX3, according to a report by "Auto Service Praxis". In the event of a serious accident, overvoltage could cause damage to control units and components of the 12 V electrical system.
BMW and Daimler are dovetailing their Free Now and Share Now offerings. Vehicles from the Share Now car-sharing service can be booked via the Free Now multimobility platform from the end of July in France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
BMW driver Maximilian Günther and Jaguar driver Sam Bird won rounds 10 and 11 of the Formula E season, while Porsche and Audi also scored points and the Mercedes EQ factory team came away empty-handed in New York.
BMW has opened the online configurator for its new i4 and iX electric models, with prices for the electric sedan starting at €58,300 (before incentives) and the larger iX e-SUV at €77,300. BMW also offers pre-configured models for both ranges.
There is still no all-electric station wagon "in the company car segment". Instead, manufacturers continue to rely primarily on PHEV technology for this vehicle class. One of these models is the BMW 520e Touring. Here is our driving report.
After Rounds 12 and 13 of the season in London, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries has taken the lead in the Formula E World Championship, with two second places enough for the Dutchman, with Jake Dennis in the BMW and Alex Lynn in the Mahindra winning the races.
The BMW Group has already exceeded its 2019 target of installing around 4,100 charging points for electrified cars at its German sites by the end of 2021, with around 4,350 charging points installed to date together with partner E.On.
Norway registered 6,731 new electric passenger cars in July, with e-cars accounting for 64.0 percent of new passenger car registrations last month. Norway's most successful model across all powertrain types in July was the Ford Mustang Mach-E, with 898 new registrations.
BMW will unveil the new BMW i4 M50 Safety Car for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup at the Austrian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring on August 15, having previously used a BMW i8 as the Safety Car for the MotoE.
Shortly after the market launch of the iX3, BMW announced a facelift for the electric SUV. However, the model update only affects the appearance and the interior, there are no changes to the drive. The revised model will be on the market in Europe in the fall.
With the i Vision Circular, BMW has given a preview of how the carmaker envisions a compact car in 2040 - with a focus on sustainability and luxury. The study is reminiscent of the i3 in many respects, but is intended to be thought much further ahead.
As the first major auto show since the Corona pandemic began, the IAA Mobility is once again giving manufacturers the opportunity to display their latest models in one place. With an eye on increasingly electrified corporate fleets, we took a look around Munich and, unsurprisingly, found what we were looking for.
A new media report provides some info on the all-electric version of BMW's 5 Series. The BMW i5 is expected to be unveiled in 2023 and will also get an M variant, with the Mercedes EQE and Audi A6 e-tron said to be the main opponents.
BMW is announcing a series of model upgrades that also affect two electric models in the Munich-based company's portfolio: the BMW iX3 will receive predictive battery thermal management from November 2021, while the BMW i3 will be offered in a limited edition Unique Forever edition.
BMW has unveiled the second-generation 2 Series Active Tourer, which will launch in February 2022, initially as a combustion model, with two plug-in hybrid variants added to the range in summer 2022.
The first electric car in BMW's "New Class" announced for the middle of the decade will be an all-electric version of the next-generation 3 Series, according to a British media report, with the acronym "NK1" given as its internal working title.
BMW's Mini brand has unveiled its strategy for the future, reaffirming the BMW Group's previously announced goal of having only all-electric models in its lineup by the early 2030s. Now, it has specified how Mini plans to achieve that goal.
Ionity is receiving a €700 million investment from its current shareholders and new partner Blackrocks Global Renewable Power Platform, which will be used to massively expand its HPC network in Europe - to around 1,000 sites by 2025.
BMW has handed over the first units of the all-electric i4 to customers. The electric sedan has been in production at the BMW plant in Munich since the end of October. The first delivery of the SUV-electric BMW iX took place about a week ago, according to the latest group release.
BMW M has unveiled the Concept XM, a preview of the most powerful car ever built in series by BMW's performance brand, which will start production at the US plant in Spartanburg at the end of next year.
BMW plans to introduce Saturday shifts at its Munich plant in Q1 2022 to keep up with high demand for its new i4 electric model. The wait for the electric sedan is currently said to be around nine months, but could climb to a year soon.
BMW is apparently planning a renewed expansion of its China commitment. According to a media report, this not only involves an increase in shares in the BMW-Brilliance joint venture, but also several electrified models - but unlike the iX3, these will not be built for the global market.
BMW has unveiled its first M model designed from the outset for electric mobility. The iX M60 is the third, even more powerful model variant and has now been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, with a global market launch scheduled for June 2022.
BMW is now offering its iX electric SUV in three variants in China. In addition to the iX xDrive 50, the iX M60 and iX xDrive 40 are now also going on sale there, making the full range of the large E-SUV available in the important Chinese market.
BMW has now demonstrated an electric car that can change its exterior color at the touch of a button at CES in Las Vegas: the BMW iX Flow uses so-called e-ink technology for this purpose.
BMW has invested in Munich-based charging infrastructure startup HeyCharge through its venture capital arm BMW i Ventures. The startup raised a total of $4.7 million for its seed funding, with BMW i Ventures as lead investor.
A special evaluation of the TÜV report provides initial results on the condition of e-cars of the models BMW i3, Renault Zoe, Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Tesla Model S. Of the four e-models considered, the electric Smart Fortwo performs best with a defect rate of 3.5 percent.
BMW will end production of the i3 in Leipzig in July 2022, according to a media report. The background is probably the conversion of the plant for the production of upcoming electric models.
BMW is offering buyers of its iX and i4 electric models in the U.S. two years of free fast charging at Electrify America's more than 3,000 public charging stations - up to 30 minutes per charge.
BMW will air a 60-second commercial during the Super Bowl next Sunday for the electric iX, which launches next month in the U.S. In the celebrity-studded spot, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Greek god Zeus and Salma Hayek Pinault plays his consort, the goddess Hera. Here's the commercial.
BMW is now bringing the i4 to the Chinese market after the iX. The e-sedan will be offered in China in two variants as the i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 at prices starting at 449,900 yuan and 539,900 yuan, respectively.
One of the goals in the series development of the all-electric BMW i7 is to keep as much disturbing noise away from the occupants as possible. BMW has now provided some details about the corresponding test program on acoustic test benches specially designed for electric mobility.
Before BMW brings the iX5 Hydrogen into small series production later this year, the carmaker is currently completing winter testing of the fuel cell SUV in Sweden. The focus here is particularly on its performance at temperatures below freezing. For a possible large-scale production, however, BMW is calling for support from politicians - especially in terms of infrastructure.
BMW has announced that it is increasing its targets for the ramp-up of e-mobility - "confirmed by the success of its all-electric models to date", according to a statement from Munich. Initially, this primarily refers to the growing range of e-models - but electric sales are also expected to increase "rapidly" as a result.
BMW will unveil its electric flagship i7 at Auto China in Beijing on April 20 - and with it, the entire new 7 Series. In advance, the manufacturer has shown the first teaser images of the uncloaked i7 and revealed some details.
BMW has released initial specs and a teaser image for its upcoming iX1 e-SUV, which says the model will have a standard range of over 400 kilometers.
BMW has officially unveiled the all-electric 3 Series, which will be launched exclusively in China in May 2022 - as the BMW i3. Specifically, the model is called the BMW i3 eDrive35L and will be manufactured at BMW Brilliance Automotive's plant in Lydia, a district of Shenyang.
The BMW Group increased global sales of all-electric BMW and Mini vehicles by 149.2 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, with a total of 35,289 all-electric BMW and Mini vehicles delivered to customers between January and March.
German premium manufacturers BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are significantly behind Chinese brands in electric car sales in China.
BMW has unveiled the new generation of the 7 Series and, in parallel, its electric i7 version. BMW sees the generation change as a "redefinition of luxury". Expressed quite soberly in figures, the i7 is the top model of the entire series.
The all-electric BMW iX1 has successfully completed its driving dynamics testing at the BMW Group's winter test centre in the Arctic Circle, meaning that the series development process has reached its final phase.
BMW has unveiled the third-generation X1 model, which will also get an all-electric offshoot for the first time in the form of the iX1. The all-electric iX1 xDrive30 will be offered alongside two plug-in hybrid variants of the X1 shortly after its launch in October 2022.
According to a media report, the electric Mini planned jointly with Great Wall could also be exported to the U.S. market. According to previous plans, the cars were to be sold primarily in China.
The BMW Group has expanded its production capacity in China to 830,000 vehicles per year with the official opening of the BMW Brilliance Automotive plant in Lydia, a district of Shenyang.
A decision has apparently been made at BMW that the next generation of models based on the "New Class" platform planned for 2025 will be built exclusively with pure E-drives. In addition, another rumor about the battery cells for the new architecture is being confirmed.
BMW's Mini brand has revealed the all-electric Mini Cooper SE for the first time as a convertible. So far it's just an unsaleable one-off, but there's apparently some hope for a production model.
Netze BW has now also completed its electromobility project in Wangen. As part of the "NETZlabor Intelligent Home Charging", eight Wangen households had an e-car exclusively for six months, which Netze BW provided to them for the duration of a project. Now the project results have been presented.
Mini has unveiled the Concept Aceman e-crossover as a preview of a new vehicle concept for the premium small car segment. Exact data on the vehicle or powertrain is scarce - Mini sees the Concept Aceman as purely a design study and a harbinger of a new interior and material concept.
The production version of the electric Mini Urbanaut study could be produced by Canoo in the USA from 2025, according to a media report. Mini is looking for a technical basis and a production location for the production version of the Urbanaut study, which could supplement the Mini range as an electric van. But there are still some question marks.
BMW's sports car division BMW M has unveiled a technology carrier based on the BMW i4 M50 with a modified body to test "innovative drive and chassis control systems", developments that could later be used in an electric sports car.
BMW is now also making a concrete announcement on the introduction of Plug&Charge technology, as electrive.net has exclusively learned: from mid-2023, the function will be available in the first e-cars from BMW. These days, Mercedes had already announced Plug&Charge for a wider range of its electric cars.