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2 million new electric cars were sold during 2018

Electric vehicles provide an important end-use for renewable energy by allowing for the replacement of fossil fuels in certain transport applications. As the market share of EVs grows, they also support the integration of VRE by presenting options for demand-side response, for example through vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.  The global stock of passenger EVs (electric cars) … Continue reading 2 million new electric cars were sold during 2018

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Iberdrola and BMW launch corporate electric car sharing service

Iberdrola and BMW have launched the first corporate electric car sharing service in Spain, based on the i3 model by the German manufacturer. This 100% electric vehicle will be used at the electric utility’s centres in Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona and Valencia.   Alphabet, the contract hire , fleet management and corporate mobility company belonging to … Continue reading Iberdrola and BMW launch corporate electric car sharing service

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PG&E and BMW Partner to Extract Grid Benefits from Electric Vehicles

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and automaker BMW are teaming up to test the ability of electric vehicle batteries to provide valuable services to the electric grid. If successful, the pilot program could pave the way for significant utility payments that could stimulate further customer purchases of electric vehicles. PG&E selected BMW after a … Continue reading PG&E and BMW Partner to Extract Grid Benefits from Electric Vehicles

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BMW i DC Fast Charger unveiled at Plug-In 2014

At Plug-In 2014, a conference dedicated to discussing key issues for the long-term success of electric vehicles, BMW of North America launched its BMW i DC Fast Chargers which can charge the BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. A joint development between BMW and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, BMW … Continue reading BMW i DC Fast Charger unveiled at Plug-In 2014

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70 BMW i3 electric vehicles every day using wind power alone

BMW i3 customers will need to adjust to a delay of six months for their new car, CEO Norbert Reithofer reiterated at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. BMW won’t reveal which countries are creating the most demand, although it has said in the past North American sales will make up a decent proportion of the … Continue reading 70 BMW i3 electric vehicles every day using wind power alone

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BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its electric i3 cars

BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its i3 electric cars, the first of which were delivered in Germany last week, the company’s global sales chief, Ian Robertson, said at the Los Angels Auto Show on Wednesday. Robertson also said the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car due to be introduced in mid-2014 has sold … Continue reading BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its electric i3 cars

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BMW i3 starts production in Germany using wind energy

The BMW Group entered a new era in automotive construction today with the start of series production of the BMW i3. The world’s first premium electric vehicle to be purpose-designed for this form of drive system is the result of an all-encompassing development approach targeted at reducing fuel consumption and emissions in urban areas. Exceptionally … Continue reading BMW i3 starts production in Germany using wind energy

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BMW wants to use electric vehicle batteries to store solar power

BMW plans to introduce its electric i3 car this year, which raises the question of what’s going to happen to the old batteries that, for the purpose of powering electric cars, must be discarded well before they have actually been depleted. It’s a riddle the car company is hoping to solve together with the question … Continue reading BMW wants to use electric vehicle batteries to store solar power

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BMW Launches First Mass-Production Electric Car

The BMW Group debuted the series version of its innovative electric vehicle, the BMW i3, simultaneously in New York, London and Beijing on Monday. “Innovation drives change. The i3 is more than just a car. It’s a revolutionary step towards sustainable mobility. It is purpose-built around an electric power train to serve the needs of … Continue reading BMW Launches First Mass-Production Electric Car

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Toyota, BMW Team Up on Green Battery

The new research effort hopes to produce lithium-air batteries that will provide more power than the lithium–ion batteries current used in hybrid and electric vehicles. BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) are pursuing their successful strategic long-term cooperation in the field of sustainable mobility today by signing binding agreements aimed at long-term collaboration between … Continue reading Toyota, BMW Team Up on Green Battery

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Nissan and BMW Spearheading Wireless EV Charging Technology

Even though recent years have seen an increase in the numbers of electric vehicles as well as charging stations, these are still not the most popular choice as people harbor fears of getting stranded far away from home if they run out of electrical power. This has paved way for car makers such as Nissan … Continue reading Nissan and BMW Spearheading Wireless EV Charging Technology

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BMW: Electric vehicles will arrive at dealers in 2014

The BMW i3 electric concept car marks 40 years of electric vehicles from the Bavarian automaker. Looking back on the history of BMW’s electric efforts is interesting for anyone who thinks the capabilities of today’s EVs would have been out of reach a generation ago. I say that primarily because of the BMW E1. A … Continue reading BMW: Electric vehicles will arrive at dealers in 2014

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Electric vehicles offer emission-free driving pleasure

While this is a time of retrenchment in electric vehicles (EVs) and alternative powertrains for automakers, BMW appears to be heading in the other direction, Automotive News enterprise editor Dave Guilford writes. Entrepreneurs are “flaming out” (figuratively and sometimes literally) and some major automakers are pushing EVs farther back on the product pipeline as excitement … Continue reading Electric vehicles offer emission-free driving pleasure

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BMW Brings Electric Car Sharing to San Francisco

The car maker’s DriveNow program launched in the Bay Area in June with 70 electric vehicles, and BMW announced this week that its ParkNow offering will debut there next month. DriveNow is a stationless car-sharing program from BMWi, MINI, and SIXT. MINIs and BMWs are spread throughout the city, waiting to be reserved or picked … Continue reading BMW Brings Electric Car Sharing to San Francisco

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Electric Vehicles: BMW Adds One More Model to their Electric Vehicle Line Up for London 2012

BMW, Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is keeping the Games moving with a range of fully electric vehicles as part of the fleet. The 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE models and 40 MINI E’s are being used for many duties including shuttling athletes and officials within the Olympic Park … Continue reading Electric Vehicles: BMW Adds One More Model to their Electric Vehicle Line Up for London 2012

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