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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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SGL sees rising interest in carbon fiber parts

Nov. 23, 2014 20:25 CET

SGL Group, the materials supplier for carbon fiber reinforced parts in BMW's electric cars, is in talks with Audi, Porsche, GM and other carmakers to supply carbon fiber for a wider range of automotive components, its CEO said....
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BMW may need to boost i8 output to cut waiting time

Nov. 20, 2014 18:26 CET

BMW may have to increase production of its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar to meet high demand. The waiting time of up to 18 months for the 120,000 euro coupe is too long, BMW sales chief Ian Robertson said....
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Rolls-Royce names BMW exec interior design chief

Oct. 24, 2014 06:01 CET

Daniel Starke is the new Rolls-Royce interior design head, a role he previously held at BMW's i electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle subbrand....
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BMW: U.S. will get more i cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

The U.S. will get a higher share of BMW i electric and plug-in hybrid cars in the coming months, says Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing....
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BMW to boost i3, i8 availability in U.S.

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

BMW plans to allocate a higher share of i electric and plug-in hybrid output for the U.S. in the coming months. The company has sold 10,000 i3 compact electric vehicles and 280 i8 plug-in hybrid supercars worldwide to date, BMW's top sales executive said today....
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VW, Porsche, Lamborghini roll out plug-in hybrids

Oct. 1, 2014 23:33 CET

VW Group premiered four plug-in hybrids in Paris. The VW Passat GTE and Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid production cars as well as the Lamborghini Asterion and XL Sport concepts are aimed at helping VW meet tougher CO2 targets....
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SGL Carbon will sell 267 million euros worth of shares to tackle debt, boost growth

Sept. 30, 2014 12:23 CET

SGL Carbon, which counts BMW, VW Group and BMW heiress Susanne Klatten as its three biggest shareholders, will sell 267 million euros ($339 million) in shares to repay debt and make investments....
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BMW puts i8 at center of tech-based campaign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2014

BMW is learning that what distinguishes the ultimate driving machine can be a matter of taste. To win over the growing ranks of wealthy car buyers who care more about technology than horsepower or heritage -- think Tesla fans -- the German brand is delivering its message through a new marketing vehicle: the i8....
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BMW open to sharing battery technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

BMW is open to sharing with rival automakers the electric-vehicle battery cell technology it co-developed with Samsung SDI....
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BMW open to sharing battery technology with rivals

July 15, 2014 09:52 CET

BMW is open to sharing with rival automakers the EV battery cell technology it co-developed with Samsung SDI. Sharing the technology would reduce the cost of the battery cells -- the most expensive part of an electric vehicle....
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ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 4, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 7....
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BMW introduces charging app for i3 owners in U.S.

June 19, 2014 06:01 CET

BMW has introduced a smart charging app in the United States that helps i3 owners save money on charging their cars at home by identifying the hours during which electricity is cheapest....
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SGL Carbon names Majerus as CFO

June 19, 2014 06:01 CET

Carbon fiber manufacturer SGL Carbon has named Michael Majerus as its new chief financial officer. He starts a three-year term on July 1....
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BMW i8 hits the green spot

June 13, 2014 06:01 CET

BMW believes its i8 plug-in hybrid perfectly addresses the growing demand for powerful sports cars that are also environmentally friendly. "...
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BMW launches i8 plug-in hybrid as Tesla shakes up green supercar segment

June 7, 2014 06:01 CET

BMW has begun rolling out the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar as Tesla shakes up the market for luxury cars with alternative powertrains....
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BMW sales boss bullish on 'born electric' range

June 6, 2014 06:01 CET

BMW aims to leverage improved margins with the i subbrand at a time when it believes the global premium sector price war is easing everywhere except in Europe. BMW brand sales boss Ian Robertson spoke about the strategy....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for June

June 2, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's plan catch industry leaders Toyota, VW and GM....
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