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Preview of BMW at the 2012 LA Auto Show

by Tim Jones on November 19, 2012 at 05:16:25 PM
Preview of BMW at the 2012 LA Auto Show

From the exotic BMW Concept i8 Roadster to the versatile new BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride BMW will showcase a comprehensive product arrangement which strikes the perfect balance of high performance, innovative efficiency, and outstanding design.

BMW i "Born Electric" World Tour Lands in New York City

by Tim Jones on November 15, 2012 at 12:32:09 PM
BMW i "Born Electric" World Tour Lands in New York City

Mobility experts from around the country joined executives from BMW i to kick-off the BMW i ***8220;Born Electric***8221; World Tour, a week-long event in Manhattan exploring issues of future mobility. At a midday press conference, Mitchell L. Moss, director of New York University***8217;s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, revealed the results of a new NYU-BMW i study...

BMW i Born Electric World Tour Arrives in NYC Nov 13th

by Tim Jones on October 25, 2012 at 06:19:32 PM
BMW i Born Electric World Tour Arrives in NYC Nov 13th

The BMW i "Born Electric" world tour will arrive in New York City on November 13th - 18th offering the public an opportunity to explore the future of mobility through new vehicles including the North America debuts of the BMW i8 Spyder Concept and next generation BMW i3 Concept, interactive displays and demonstrations of technologies that will help shape the way we move in and around our cities in the...

The History Behind BMW's Electro-Mobility - Electric Know How since 1969

by Tim Jones on September 21, 2012 at 12:28:11 PM

The electric dream began back in 1969, with an electrified BMW 1602 - a vehicle that was used during the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Over the last 40 years, the BMW Group has continually examined means of putting that dream into wider practice. A variety of prototypes and test set-ups have all provided invaluable experience. One such trial was with the BMW E1, an experimental vehicle which, as early as 1991, displayed many of the...

One of the issues with electric vehicles (EVs) such as the BMW ActiveE is that the electricity required to charge up the on board batteries comes from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal or natural gas. The carbon emissions of burning of these fuels to make electricity offsets the emissions free nature of an EV. BMW has partnered with Green Mountain Energy so ActiveE Electronauts can offset the power plant...

BMW i8 is 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year

by Tim Jones on July 12, 2012 at 03:58:02 PM
BMW i8 is 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year

BMW takes the 2012 Concept Car of the Year Award with its i8 Concept Spyder. This award marks BMW's fourth competition as a category finalist and the brand's second visit to the awards podium at the eleventh annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards announced today. The Concept Car category recognizes those vehicles where passenger carrying is the primary intent. The awards recognize...

BMW i3, i8 and Mini Rocketman Concepts Win Green Design Awards

by Tim Jones on July 09, 2012 at 05:40:01 PM

A trio of BMW Group concept cars ***8211; the BMW i8 Concept, BMW i3 Concept and MINI Rocketman Concept ***8211; have been presented with the 2012 Green GOOD DESIGNTM Award for sustainable product design. This is the first time a BMW Group product has been among the winners of the annual Green GOOD DESIGNTM Award, which was launched in 2009 as a special off-shoot of the GOOD DESIGNTM Award. The...

Welcome to the age of Carbon Fiber - BMW Carbon fiber plant comes online with BMW i3

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (SGL ACF) ***8211; a joint venture of SGL Group and the BMW Group ***8211; officially opened its new state-of-the-art carbon fiber manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, WA. The new facility is strategic for the manufacture of ultra light-weight carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for use in the new BMW i vehicles. The two parent companies will invest approximately $100 million in...

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics in Paramount "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

BMW is pleased to announce their participation in the upcoming Paramount Pictures release "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" as the film's main automotive partner. High performance with fewer emissions is the name of the game: One of the BMW vehicles provided for Tom Cruise´s next film is the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car. It has been recognized as having the most sophisticated technology and the...

BMW i8 - part of BMW's Megacity Sub Brand i - Spied Winter Testing

by Tim Jones on March 08, 2011 at 04:33:31 PM
BMW i8 - part of BMW's Megacity Sub Brand i - Spied Winter Testing

The BMW sub brand "BMW i" comes out of the Megacity project. The first two cars to be released under this sub brand are the i3 a cheap city car and the i8 a luxury sports car. BMW has teased us with what the i8 is going to look like with the BMW Vision concept car. Until now this BMW Vision concept car has been just that, a concept. We're now seeing BMW step up their testing as they spy shot show. BMW took their i8 test...


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