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Automotive News: BMW sued for patent infringement over hybrid engine technology

Automotive News reports that BMW has been hit with a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Paice LLC and The Abell Foundation in the U.S. District Court in Maryland. The lawsuit alleges that BMW has infringed on their patents involving hybrid engines. The story notes that Paice was involved in similar litigation with several automakers, including Ford, Toyota, Hyundai and Kia.…

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BMW faces patent infringement lawsuit over hybrid technology

BMW faces patent infringement lawsuit over hybrid technology Paice and Abell Foundation accuse German automaker of knowingly and willfully infringing on hybrid vehicle patents that accelerated electrification movement BALTIMORE (NOV. 25, 2019) — Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, and the Abell Foundation have filed a federal patent infringement lawsuit against BMW in U.S. District Court in Maryland.…

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BMW launches X1 PHEV

BMW has launched a plug-in hybrid version of its X1 vehicle in Europe, according to Motor 1. The vehicle, named the X1 xDrive25e, features a 1.5L 3-cyinder engine in combination with specially designed dual electric motors, pushing the system to a combined output of 220hp and 284lb-ft of torque. The X1 PHEV has an all-electric range of 35 miles, and…

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BMW to add automatic hybrid-to -EV feature in 2020

BMW’s lineup of plug-in hybrid models will be able to transition automatically from hybrid to electric vehicle mode when they cross into certain emissions free zones in 2020. The automaker will add a feature informed by geofencing technology that recognizes when the vehicle enters an emissions free zone, and will automatically switch the car to electric drive only mode. Car…

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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 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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