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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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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 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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Q&A

Robertson: BMW's i subbrand will lift margins

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2014
There's a nice pricing advantage to be had for early entrants in new segments, says Ian Robertson, BMW Group board member in charge of BMW brand sales and marketing and group retail operations....
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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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BMW projects China will become No. 1 EV market by 2019

8:29 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
BMW Group predicts China will become the world's biggest market for electric vehicles as more charging stations are built there and the national government promotes cleaner light vehicles to reduce chronic pollution....
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BMW sees China as No. 1 EV market by 2019

May 28, 2014 14:29 CET
BMW Group predicts China will become the world's largest market for electric vehicles as more charging infrastructure is built and the government promotes cleaner cars to cut pollution....
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Fiat, BMW, others may miss Europe's 2021 CO2 target, study says

May 27, 2014 21:11 CET
Fiat and BMW may miss the EU's tougher CO2 target that takes effect in 2021, according to a study, which said that Honda, Hyundai, Mazda and Suzuki also could struggle to cut pollution in time to avoid fines....
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LUDWIG WILLISCH, CEO, BMW OF NORTH AMERICA

Electric drive is key to putting BMW on top in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
In five years, BMW will be the biggest luxury brand, be known for its electric mobility and have top-rated customer service, says Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America....
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M-B EV targets BMW but takes different course

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Taking direct aim at BMW's i3 electric vehicle, Mercedes-Benz announced its B-class Electric Drive will start at $42,375 when it goes on sale in July in 10 zero-emission vehicle states....
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BMW boosts i3 production to 100 units a day to prepare for U.S. launch

8:16 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
BMW has increased production of the i3 electric city car 43 percent to meet demand that has exceeded the carmaker's initial expectations....
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BMW i3 production boosted 43% in preparation for U.S. launch

April 15, 2014 13:05 CET
BMW has ramped up production of its i3 electric car to 100 vehicles a day, ahead of its launch in the United States this month, board member Harald Krueger said....
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SGL says cheaper carbon fiber will offer automakers alternative to steel, aluminum

March 31, 2014 13:10 CET
Carbon fiber reinforced parts for cars could become more than 70 percent cheaper over the next few years, making them a reasonable alternative to steel and aluminum, an SGL exec told a German weekly....
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BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range

March 19, 2014 16:03 CET
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Hackenberg's next Audi R8 could rock the EV world

7:27 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Audi technology boss Ulrich Hackenberg believes the R8 E-tron supercar's 450km range could change the way people think of electric cars....
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Peugeot 308 named European Car of the Year

March 3, 2014 21:15 CET
The Peugeot 308 was named Europe's Car of the Year after winning more votes than six other vehicles including electric autos from BMW and Tesla Motors, providing a boost to PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, which is struggling to return to profit....
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BMW, SGL to boost carbon-fiber output on i-subbrand success

Feb. 17, 2014 10:58 CET
BMW is building a second production hall at a carbon-fiber factory jointly run with SGL Carbon to respond to growing demand for its i-subbrand models....
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BMW i3 buyers face six-month wait for their cars

Jan. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW i3 buyers face a six-month wait to receive the electric car because of high demand....
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BMW will weigh demand before extending i range

Jan. 28, 2014 15:51 CET
BMW has no plans to add a third model to its i-brand range until it has a better idea of demand, Harald Krueger, the carmaker's production chief, said....
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BMW will weigh demand before extending i range

9:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
BMW has no plans to add a third model to its i-brand range until it has a better idea of demand, Harald Krueger, the carmaker's production chief, said....
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DAVE GUILFORD

For BMW, a Tesla makes a 'nice snowplow'

1:09 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America, pooh-poohs the notion that the company's new i series is particularly aimed at Tesla....
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BMW: Electric i3 prices to be similar to 3 series

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
BMW expects the new i3 electric vehicle to be priced in the U.S. similarly to a 3-series compact car, the automaker's top executive for the market said....
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BMW takes a chance with i3's ultrathin seats

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2014
The BMW i3 has gotten considerable attention for its electric powertrain and carbon fiber body structure. But more groundbreaking innovations -- BMW's vision of eco-friendly urban transportation -- can be found in the cockpit. Check out those thin-profile front seats, which weigh only half as much as those of a 1-series sedan. Next, check out the i3's door panels, which are made of kenaf, a hemp-like natural fiber....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Software -- the new battleground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
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. It is a big change -- and a potential saving -- for an industry used to spending heavily to revamp aging models....
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