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With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world's leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2018, the BMW Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to € 97.480 billion. As of 31 December 2018, the BMW Group had a workforce of 134,682 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.
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2019
19 Apr

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.
16 Apr

World's first electric freefall lifeboat

Torqeedo provided the integrated propulsion system for the world's first electric-powered freefall lifeboat, which is being built by the Dutch builder Verhoef. The vessel recently passed its final drop tests, making it the first fully functional electric lifeboat in the world.
8 Apr

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.
4 Apr

Emerging Laser Machines and Sensors Transform Vehicles and Electronics

Emerging semiconductor laser technologies are revolutionising the industrial material processing and optical sensing markets. Automotive and electronics industries are benefiting greatly from advances in laser manufacturing, 3D sensing and imaging, lidar, and industrial machine vision.
26 Mar

Laserline

Laserline are a direct diode laser manufacturer and are a key player in the direct diode laser market.
26 Mar

Eagleyard Photonics

Eagleyard are a laser diode manufacturer.
11 Mar

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.
28 Feb

Electric Vehicle Motor Proliferation Spurs Huge Market

Traction motor sales grow faster than electric vehicle sales because small vehicles such as mobility for the disabled have two motors. IFEVS has put two in microcars for four-wheel drive. In larger cars, two motors is now commonplace for economy, performance, four-wheel drive, vectored steering and attack survival.
26 Feb

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.
20 Feb

Structural super capacitors prepare for take off

As their name suggests, such multifunctional structural materials simultaneously carry out two or more functions that would normally have to be addressed separately. For example, a structural role might combine with optical, electrical, magnetic or thermal properties. In some cases, entire complex devices can be built either within or from the primary structural material.
24 Jan

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.
22 Jan

World's first hydrogen electric vehicle charger

AFC Energy announced the successful deployment of CH2ARGETM, the world's first electric vehicle charger based on hydrogen fuel-cell technology. The breakthrough could enable 100% clean electricity for future EV charging.
2018
20 Dec

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.
13 Dec

Electric and Hybrid Boats and Ships 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Luke Gear
4 Dec

In-Mold Electronics 2019-2029: Technology, Market Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Dr Richard Collins
30 Nov

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.
26 Nov

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.
20 Nov

Anisoprint

Anisoprint has developed a continuous fiber 3D Printing process. Dr Fedor Antonov (CEO) spoke with technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
9 Nov

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.
25 Oct

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.
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