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Software -- the new battleground

Jan. 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Automakers, taking cues from gadget makers such as Apple, are developing cars to receive software updates that include new tools or even improve fuel efficiency, much in the way an iPad gets new capabilities with each successive operating system....
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DIANA T. KURYLKO

At BMW, a careful eye on the EV market

12:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
BMW of North America has 100,000 hand-raisers for the new i3 compact electric car, CEO Ludwig Willisch says. Of course, not all of the prospects will turn into orders or sales, but BMW figures it will take “a few years” to satisfy demand for the i3, Willisch said....
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SGL says up to 300 jobs affected by cost-cutting program

Dec. 12, 2013 06:01 CET
German carbon fiber specialist SGL Group said that its global work force will be reduced by up to 300 jobs as part of a cost-cutting program....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BMW has high hopes for i3

Dec. 6, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW is bullish on the market potential for the i3 EV, the first model from its i subbrand. The automaker said orders for the i3 topped 10,000 even before sales started last month in Germany....
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NICK GIBBS

BMW i3 London test drive easier to arrange than expected

3:37 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
BMW says it will take months to get through its waiting list of people in the UK who want to test drive the new i3 electric car, but I was able to arrange a test drive in London in a fraction of that time....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 2. This edition looks at Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's new plan to relaunch struggling Alfa Romeo....
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BMW i3 fails to earn EuroNCAP's top safety rating

Nov. 27, 2013 15:56 CET
BMW's electric i3 has earned four out of a possible five stars in a EuroNCAP safety test after scoring poorly in the pedestrian protection and safety assistance systems categories....
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DIANA T. KURYLKO

For BMW i3, juice from the solar grid

1:52 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Some experts argue that driving an electric vehicle charged with power generated from fossil fuels reduces the EV's green benefits. BMW of North America -- to give its new i EVs and plug-in hybrids more sustainability credits -- will offer buyers a cleaner source of electricity: solar power....
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BMW i3 pioneers use of carbon fiber in mass-produced cars

Nov. 16, 2013 06:15 CET
BMW is breaking new ground with its extensive use of carbon fiber in the i3 electric car. The move represents the biggest shift in automobile production since at least the 1980s when the first all-aluminum car frames were made....
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BMW joins VW in public support of German electric-vehicle goal

Oct. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW has joined VW in backing the German government's goal to have 1 million electric cars on the country's roads by 2020....
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Mercedes tech boss: Electric B class will top BMW's new i3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Daimler r&d chief Thomas Weber believes that the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive will outpace the BMW i3 and other competitors in the fast-growing niche for battery-powered vehicles....
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BMW i3 app calculates range, finds public charging stations

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
The BMW i3 electric four-door comes with a host of special Internet-based services that make it easier to calculate the car's available range and find charging stations....
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BMW's i team: No rules, new segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
BMW set sustainability and technology targets early on for the i3 compact because research showed that potential buyers wanted more than just an electric car....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BMW i3 makes massive media gains

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2013
The BMW i3 is a big Web winner. The electric car's Frankfurt auto show debut led to huge increases in coverage via online news stories, Twitter posts and blog mentions....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BMW i3 makes massive media gains

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2013
The BMW i3 is a big Web winner. The electric car's Frankfurt auto show debut led to huge increases in coverage via online news stories, Twitter posts and blog mentions....
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BMW considers boosting EV production on strong early demand for i3

Oct. 15, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW is considering a production increase for the i3 electric car after early demand for the model exceeded the automaker's expectations....
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BMW mulls boosting EV production on strong early demand for i3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2013
BMW is considering a production increase for the i3 electric car after early demand for the model exceeded the automaker's expectations....
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BMW rejects claims of spying on Bollore EV technology in France

Sept. 18, 2013 06:15 CET
BMW disputes claims that subcontractors working for the automaker in France attempted to obtain information about rival Bollore's EV technology....
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Volkswagen aims electric Up at BMW i3

Sept. 4, 2013 16:46 CET
VW will target potential buyers of BMW's battery-powered i3 city car with an electric version of its Up minicar....
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