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BMW to add plug-in X3 in 2019

BMW will launch an X3 Plug-In Hybrid in 2019, according to a statement by the automaker’s CEO, Harald Kruger. The company will follow the X3 PHEV launch in 2019 with the launch of a plug-in X5 in 2020. For the former, BMW will likely employ the same powertrain as in the 330e iPerformance Vehicle—a 2L engine in combination with an…

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BMW moving away from diesel

BMW has announced it will drop its diesel offerings stateside beginning with its 2019 model year and will shift its focus to plug-in hybrids. The automaker has five PHEVs on offer, and will augment its electrified lineup over the next few years. A BMW spokesman went as far as to say, “we’re putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket.”…

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BMW’s next X5 PHEV to have more power, range

BMW is upgrading its X5 xDrive40e model with additional range generated by even more power. Inside EVs reports that the new model will likely have a higher capacity battery pushing the all-electric range to 30 miles. The upgraded battery will work in combination with a new two liter engine generating a total system output of 390hp and greater than 500Nm…

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Wireless charging coming to the US courtesy of BMW

BMW is set to release its wireless charging option for its 530e PHEV. Production of the charging pad begins in July, with rolling release to Germany, the UK, and then the US, followed by Asia. The charging pad will charge the 530e’s battery in 3.5 hours with an efficiency rate of 85%, according to Green Car Congress. The charging pad,…

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BMW i3 Range Extender is top of the class

In its yearly roundup of best hybrid cars for consumers, Auto Express ranked the BMW i3 Range Extender as the number one choice for 2018. The BMW i3 is available as a either a hybrid or full electric. With the hybrid version, the consumer gets almost double the range, topping out at around 186 miles. Other hybrids that made the…

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BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in to offer wireless charging

BMW is now rolling out a wireless charging system for its plug-in hybrids in the U.S. The 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid will be featured in a small test pool using the new charging technology, to begin by the end of 2018. The charging tech consists of a battery pad, over which the car rolls. Read More.

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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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BMW: 100,000 plug-in vehicles sold in 2017

Green Car Reports says that BMW has reached its ambitious goal of selling 100,000 electrified vehicles this year — with a month to spare. The German automaker has sold nearly as many electrified vehicles this year as it did between the time it launched the i brand in 2013 and the end of 2016. That achievement puts it ahead of…

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