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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
13 Jun

Plug-in Hybrids: More Models but No Future Says IDTechEx Research

Something strange is happening. Car manufacturers are issuing a flood of plug-in hybrid cars. The consumer is spoiled for choice with Mini, BMW, Skoda, Volvo, Porsche, Mercedes and others joining in.
11 Jun

Pure electric Killing Plug in Hybrids

This is a more informative version of an article we have published recently. Read on to find out more about how Car manufacturers are issuing a flood of plug-in hybrid cars.
29 May

A Solid Future: New Opportunities enabled by Solid State Batteries

Solid state batteries have been considered as the avenue to the next generation energy storage solutions. According to IDTechEx's research "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players" www.idtechex.com/solid.
28 May

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.
10 May

Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles 2019 and in Future

The window of opportunity for static contactless (wireless) charging is closing due to delay with standards and intense market focus on vehicle range and cost.
7 May

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.
3 May

Electric car registrations surpassed 100,000 units in Europe

The European car market registered its seventh consecutive month of decline in March 2019. Ongoing political and economic uncertainty, including lack of clarity around Brexit, alongside consumer preoccupation with diesel bans in cities, meant that overall demand continued to decline.
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.
11 Apr

3D Printing Materials 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis

IDTechEx Report: Dr Bryony Core
9 Apr

3D Printing 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis

IDTechEx Report: Dr Bryony Core
9 Apr

3D Printing of Metals 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Bryony Core
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.
8 Apr

Conductive Ink Markets 2019-2029: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Yasuo Yamamoto
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.
26 Mar

Laser Diodes & Direct Diode Lasers 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets & Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nilushi Wijeyasinghe
22 Mar

5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Luyun Jiang
20 Mar

Supercapacitors: Applications, Players, Markets 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
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