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BMW developing electric 5 Series and X1 in a company-wide push for sustainability
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28th Jul 2020
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BMW developing electric 5 Series and X1 in a company-wide push for sustainability

BMW has announced a new, bolder direction for the company, with policies designed to reduce environmental impacts from the manufacturing of new cars. At the forefront of the new climate-change strategy is a range of electric models, confirming for the first time a fully-electric 5 Series and X1 SUV are in development.
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Ben Zachariah
BMW 7 Series: Electric flagship now official
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19th Mar 2020
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BMW 7 Series: Electric flagship now official

BMW has confirmed the next generation of its 7 Series will have an all-electric variant – and that it will be the most powerful version offered. The electric 7 Series will exist alongside petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid models and all powertrains will share the same architecture, according to BMW board chairman, Oliver Zipse.
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Liam Murphy
BMW i3 future uncertain - report
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17th Jul 2019
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BMW i3 future uncertain - report

BMW’s i3 was one of the earliest ‘mainstream’ electric vehicles, but it may be retired after its first generation according to a new report. Speaking with the UK’s Auto Express, BMW member of the board of management, Pieter Nota, said: “It is difficult to say if the i3 will have a straight successor as it [electrification] goes more into the mainstream like the upcoming iX3”.
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James Wong
Why the German 'big four' are committed to Formula E
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27th May 2019
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Why the German 'big four' are committed to Formula E

Formula E is only in its fifth season, but there are plenty of big names on the grid. Audi and BMW already have factory-backed operations, while Mercedes-Benz will join next year. Motorsports juggernaut Porsche will also join the grid in 2019/2020. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Mahindra have been on board since day one, too.
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Scott Collie