BMW Group and Tencent partnership for future mobility
BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd and Tencent signed an agreement to work together on building the BMW Group China High Performance D³ platform. The BMW Group will use the platform to develop automated driving technologies and products which suit the complex local traffic conditions and meet local customer demands.
The new MINI Cooper SE, fully electric
Urban mobility with purely electric drive can now also be experienced in hallmark MINI style. The new MINI Cooper SE combines sustainable mobility as the first solely electrically powered model of the British brand.
Fuel cell EVs fit in where?
Time was when fuel cells were to be in every bike then every motorbike then they were pushed back to ever larger vehicles. The IDTechEx take is that fuel cells are most likely to find their place where batteries cannot give the range and where few of the expensive charging station systems are needed meaning fleets and trains.
BMW Group steps up the pace of e-mobility expansion
BMW will now achieve the total of 25 electrified models previously announced for 2025 two years earlier, in 2023. Thanks to flexible vehicle architectures for fully-electric, plug-in hybrid and combustion engine drive trains, the company is able to respond quickly to changing conditions. More than half of the 25 models will be fully electric.
Launch of the new BMW E-Scooter
The new BMW E-Scooter will get its rider to their destination even more quickly, thanks to its range of twelve kilometres and 20 km/h top speed.
BMW losing shares in electric vehicles
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.4 percent in April 2019 for a total of 23,816 over the 23,482 vehicles sold in April 2018.
Partners to develop solid state batteries for future electric vehicles
Solid Power is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to develop all solid-state batteries for next-generation electric vehicles.
EU Charges BMW, Daimler and VW with emissions collusion
The European Commission has informed BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) of its preliminary view that they have breached EU antitrust rules from 2006 to 2014 by colluding to restrict competition on the development of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars.
BMW moves ahead consistently with electrification
BMW is consistently moving ahead with the electrification of its drive portfolio and now presents its latest plug-in hybrid models. At the same time, BMW also announces the market launch of an additional sports activity vehicle with electric drive.
BMW and Daimler invest more than €1 billion in joint mobility pr
The BMW Group and Daimler AG are pooling their mobility services to create a new global player providing sustainable urban mobility for customers. The two companies are investing more than €1 billion in total to develop and more closely intermesh their offerings for car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodal transport.
Consortium develops prototype of new heating concept for EVs
In the consortium project Printed Electronics, the BMW Group, Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG and Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH under the direction of KEX Knowledge Exchange AG have recently developed a prototype of a new heating concept for electric cars.
Auto industry reacts to deal on CO2 targets for cars and vans
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association takes note of the final deal on the CO2 regulation for cars and vans, setting targets for the years 2025 and 2030, which was struck by the EU member states and the European Parliament.
Cross-industry project to enhance sustainable cobalt mining
BMW Group, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics launch cross-industry project to enhance sustainable cobalt mining. As part of a cross-industry initiative, the companies have launched a joint cobalt pilot project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
BMW: A million printed components in just ten years
At the BMW Group, the use of 3D-printed components is on the rise. Over the last decade alone, the company produced a million parts by this innovative method, and this year output from the BMW Group Additive Manufacturing Center is expected to reach over 200,000 components — a 42 percent increase on last year's total.
BMW sets out electric vehicle plan
By 2021, the BMW Group will have five all-electric models: the BMW i3, the MINI Electric, the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. By 2025, that number is set to grow to at least twelve models. Including plug-in hybrids - whose electrically powered range will increase significantly in the coming year - the BMW Group's electrified product portfolio will then comprise at least 25 models.
BMW to develop sustainable life cycle loop for batteries
The BMW Group, Northvolt and Umicore have formed a joint technology consortium in order to work closely together on the continued development of a complete and sustainable value chain for battery cells for electrified vehicles in Europe.
Tritium announces Gilbarco Veeder-Root makes minority investment
Tritium Pty Ltd, the Australian DC electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions specialists, has announced that Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a Fortive Corporation business, has taken a minority investment in the company.
Tritium presents its new High Power Charging solution
Tritium will showcase its unique HPC system, a scalable, flexible system for commercial operators, capable of charging an electric vehicle up to 475kW.
Tritium signs deal with IONITY for 100 high-power charging sites
IONITY has chosen Tritium as its technology partner for the construction of 100 high-power charging sites across Germany, France, UK, Norway and Sweden. The dedicated electric vehicle charging stations will have an average of up to six user units, each capable of delivering 350 kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs.