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BMW's electric plans running ahead of schedule
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27th Jun 2019
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BMW's electric plans running ahead of schedule

BMW will have 25 hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric models on sale by 2023, two years earlier than it initially planned. “We are moving up a gear in the transformation towards sustainable mobility, thereby making our company fit for the future," said Harald Kruger, chairman of the BMW board. "Over the past two years, we have consistently taken numerous decisions that we are now bringing to the roads. By 2021, we will have doubled our sales of electrified vehicles compared with 2019."
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2021 BMW i4 spied
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5th May 2019
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2021 BMW i4 spied

The upcoming BMW i4 sedan has been snapped testing on the streets of Munich, wearing a silhouette not dissimilar to that of the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Built on the BMW CLAR architecture, the four-door coupe will lob with a driving range of 600km on the tricky WLTP drive cycle. Impressive. It'll hit 100km/h in 4.0 seconds, and keep pulling beyond 200km/h. Production will start in 2021 at BMW's factory in Munich. As for how we know all this? Well, the company has told us. Makes life easy, right?
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2021 BMW i4 to 'normalise' EVs for the brand - report
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18th Oct 2018
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2021 BMW i4 to 'normalise' EVs for the brand - report

The upcoming BMW i4 could bridge the gap between the company's electrified 'i' division and its core range, according to a new report out of the UK. Auto Express claims the Bavarian manufacturer's new electric vehicle (EV) will be much closer aligned to the next-generation 4 Series, right down to the CLAR modular architecture underpinning everything from the new 3 Series to the 7 Series and X7.
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BMW: Volume EV production not viable until 2020
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24th Mar 2018
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BMW: Volume EV production not viable until 2020

BMW's CEO has confirmed the company will not commit to volume production of electric vehicles (EV) until at least 2020, as he believes current technology isn't profitable enough. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, Harald Krueger, CEO for the BMW Group, said: "We wanted to wait for the fifth generation to be much more cost competitive. We do not want to scale up with the fourth generation".
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Byton: Chinese EV start-up teases first model
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24th Sep 2017
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Byton: Chinese EV start-up teases first model

Future Mobility (FMC), a Chinese electric start-up firm, has launched its own car brand named Byton. Additionally, it has teased its first model, ahead of an official reveal at next year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The all-new EV, which is said to be a medium SUV, is scheduled to go into production in 2019 following its reveal at the 2018 Las Vegas event, and will offer a zero-emissions driving range of around 500 kilometres.
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