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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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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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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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German Automakers Make Big Push for Plug-in Hybrids

A trio of German automakers — Mercedes, Volkswagen and BMW — have aggressive plans for introducing plug-in hybrids. Mercedes has announced plans to introduce 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. That follows news that Volkswagen will launch over twenty electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles over the next few years in China. BMW recently announced its first plug-in hybrid. “Plug-in hybrids are a key technology on…

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