BMW's next electric i cars in 'final stages'

Sept. 15, 2015 14:34 CET

BMW is pushing ahead with plans to expand its i subbrand as competitors threaten to push past the automaker with more advanced EVs. BMW has options that are in the final stages of consideration to join the i3 and i8, Ian Robertson, BMW's sales chief, Ian Robertson, said....
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Will automakers go for Gorilla Glass?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2015

Gorilla Glass, the tough, lightweight, scratch-resistant glass made by Corning and used on the screens of billions of smartphones and tablets, is getting closer to being used in windshields and other glass apertures of light vehicles....
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Another BMW i entry? 'There is space'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

BMW CEO Harald Krueger says there could be room for a new electric car to be positioned between the i3 and the i8....
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BMW CEO Krueger hints at new 'i' car

Aug. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger hinted that the automaker may be considering a new electric car positioned between the i3 and the i8. The car could be called the i5 and would be a Tesla Model S rival, reports said....
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High-tech turbos, rear axles push Continental's sales

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Continental AG's sales rose nearly $1 billion last year compared with 2013. One reason: turbochargers. Continental's new turbos are on such vehicles as the redesigned Mini Cooper and the BMW i8 hybrid sports coupe....
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Continental says it's 'working heavily' on electrified turbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

Continental AG is working on an electrified turbocharger to compete with a similar unit made by France's Valeo that is scheduled to debut on an Audi next year....
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BMW plans to build an electric SUV in the U.S., report says

June 9, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW plans to build a battery-powered SUV in the U.S. as a rival to the upcoming Tesla Model X, a German business magazine said....
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BMW, Nissan will build charging network in S. Africa to boost EV sales

May 25, 2015 13:44 CET

The South African units of BMW and Nissan will build a national grid of charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid cars to help expand sales of greener vehicles that could reduce pollution in Africa's top auto market....
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BMW will expand i lineup with plug-in hybrid based on 5 series, report says

April 21, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW will add a third model to its i subbrand called the i5 that will be based on the 5 series, a report said. The i5 plug-in hybrid will go on sale in 2018 and it could become the subbrand's best-seller, AutoBild said....
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BMW CEO sees EV initiatives helping i3 sales in key markets

March 24, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer sees political initiatives in a number of the carmaker's key markets as important in helping to boost sales of the i3 electric car....
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BMW begins 'brainstorm' for next i model

March 14, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW is currently weighing which type of model will join its “i” family of low-emission vehicles, a top executive said, adding that the model would arrive after 2020....
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Want a BMW i8? Get in a long, long line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2015

BMW will get 50 percent more i8 plug-in hybrids -- 1,000-plus cars -- in the US this year than in 2014, but that still won't be enough to fill the order bank. The wait for an i8, with a list price of $137,450, including shipping, is about a year, said Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America....
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BMW revives wireless charging to cut electric-car hassles

7:14 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015

BMW AG is trying to make charging cables optional as it plans plug-in hybrid versions of top models from the 3 series to the X5 SUV....
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BMW quickly moves top 'i' tech to mainstream models

Jan. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW's mainstream models could soon benefit from technology offered in the i3 and i8, such as carbon fiber construction and high-performance low-CO2 powertrains, BMW brand sales boss Ian Robertson told Automotive News Europe....
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Hoping for a lucky 7

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Production of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car will be increased to meet demand....
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Audi Q7 will be VW Group's 1st plug-in diesel

Dec. 5, 2014 06:01 CET

Audi's Q7 will be the first model from VW Group to offer a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain, an Audi source told Automotive News Europe. The variant gives Audi a technology edge over BMW and Mercedes, which currently offer gasoline plug-ins....
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