BMW Founds Robot & Software Company For Logistics Industry

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:21:13 +0000

Tesla isn’t the only robot and software champ in the auto industry. Well, I can’t personally evaluate that, but it is notable that BMW Group has just launched a new company that is fully focused on becoming “a leading supplier of autonomous robotics solutions in the logistics sector.”

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BMW Named Automotive Industry Leader In Dow Jones Sustainability Indices — Seriously

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:55:12 +0000

Was I aware of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices before this week? Most definitely. Had I forgotten all about it? Certainly. Would I have guessed in my wildest dreams that BMW would be named the auto industry leader of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe (DJSI) in 2020? Definitely not, but that’s what just happened

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MINI Shows Off Cool (But Totally Unrealistic) Vision Urbanaut — What’s The Point?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:38:19 +0000

MINI has unveiled a concept car called the Vision Urbanaut that, on first glance, looks really cool to me. It’s got a fun exterior design, great colors, super cool interior design, wicked wheels that look like they came out of a video game, and all kinds of neat features. The problem is that it is totally, completely, hopelessly unrealistic and will never be more than a simple design game

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Charging Points: Growth Not Keeping Pace With Rising Demand For Electric Vehicles, New Data Show

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 18:38:11 +0000

A new report by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) shows that despite strong growth, the available charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the EU still falls far below what is needed, and remains unevenly distributed across member states

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Electric Cars Will Treble Market Share This Year In Europe

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 21:10:40 +0000

EU standards are driving electric cars towards 10% of sales, and 15% in 2021. But lax targets for 2025 and 2030 would see EV sales stagnate for a decade

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BMW Brilliance Automotive Doubles Production Capacity for High-Voltage Batteries in China

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:09:13 +0000

The BMW Group continues to drive the expansion of electromobility and is adapting its production structures to growing demand for fully and partially electrified vehicles. In China, the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has expanded its battery factory at the Tiexi location, the so-called “High-Voltage Battery Centre”, with a further battery centre that will immediately begin producing the new and more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology used in the fully-electric BMW iX3*

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Tesla Had 28% of World’s Fully Electric Vehicle Sales in 1st Half of 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 06:50:38 +0000

I recently published an article on global plugin vehicle sales showing that Tesla accounted for 19% of the world’s plugin electric vehicles (EVs) in the first half of 2020. That includes fully electric vehicles as well as plugin hybrids

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+7 Million BMW Plug-In Vehicles By 2030

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:13:04 +0000

The BMW Group now already offers the world’s widest selection of premium automobiles with an electrified drive system – digital solutions for increasing the proportion of electric driving offered by plug-in hybrid models – BMW 7 Series, BMW 5 Series and the BMW X1 also available in future with purely electric drive

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Tesla vs. BMW “Electrified” Global Sales — 1st Half of 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 07:17:11 +0000

With data in for the first half of 2020, it’s time to once again compare Tesla’s global sales to BMW Group’s global “electrified” vehicle sales — that is, sales of its many plug-in hybrid models and its two fully electric models, the BMW i3 (which I used to own) and the MINI Electric

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19% Of MINI Plugin Sales Are In The UK

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 07:17:23 +0000

The MINI Electric has been produced at MINI’s Oxford plant for the past year, and the factory just produced its 11,000th MINI Electric. If only 007 would drive one of these in a coming James Bond film — then MINI could perhaps produce and sell 11,000 a quarter instead of 11,000 a year!

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