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BMW Increases Focus on Hybrids, Aims to Increase Plug-in Sales by 50 Percent in 2018

BMW is already the largest seller of hybrid and electric cars in Europe — and wants to remain the industry leader. The automaker has ambitious plans for 2018, aiming to increase the number of plug-in hybrid and fully-electric vehicles sold by 50 percent. To meet that goal, BMW is launching several new vehicles this year. The 8 Series coupe and…

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Monthly sales of BMW’s electrified vehicles top 10,000 for first time

BMW Group sales of electrified vehicles in September topped the 10,000 mark for the first time in a single month; a total of 10,786 (+50.5%) BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were delivered in September, bringing the year-to-date total to 68,687 (+64.2%). Sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles in the first three quarters of 2017 have exceeded those…

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BMW brings wireless charging to electric and plug-in hybrid cars

BMW drivers will soon by able to charge plug-in hybrid and electric cars — wirelessly — using a giant charging pad that sits on the garage floor. BMW says the charging pad, which will be introduced next year, can refill the battery of BMW’s 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid in 3.5 hours. Drivers are guided into place with lines on the…

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BMW offers wireless charging on 530e

BMW has announced that it will offer an optional wireless charging system for the 2018 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid. The wireless system will be able to charge the 9.2 kWh battery in three hours. Here’s how the system works: There is a base plate with an integrated primary coil, and a secondary coil underneath vehicle. An alternating magnetic field is generated between the…

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BMW, Toyota partnership produces new Z4 plug-in hybrid

The partnership between BMW and Toyota will produce two dynamic new sports cars, including hybrid versions of the BWM Z4 roadster and the iconic Toyota Supra. Auto World News reports that both cars will ride on a brand new chassis that will use lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. The chassis will allow each brand to design completely…

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BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid will be introduced at Detroit auto show

BMW will introduce the new BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at the North American International Auto Show in January in Detroit. GreenCarCongress reports that the BMW 530e iPerformance offers the full breadth of BMW 5 Series Advanced Driver Assistance systems and the latest technology introduced with the new 5 Series, combined with eDrive plug-in hybrid powertrain technology. Read more.

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