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Why Mercedes & BMW Vehicles Need To Adopt The Tesla Platform

August 1st, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has always been fairly straightforward about his willingness to open up Tesla tech to other companies. For example, he publicly commented about the possibility of partnering with Mercedes on an electric Mercedes Sprinter in November


The New BMW iX3 Is Coming To South Africa!

July 14th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

The BMW iX3 shares the same platform as the plug-in hybrid, the mild hybrid, and the fossil fuel X3 models. The iX3 will be built at the BMW/Brilliance Automotive joint venture plant in China where BMW has been producing the X3. BMW also produces the X3 in Rosslyn, Pretoria, South Africa. Since they share the same platform, we hope in the long run BMW can start to also build the iX3 in Pretoria


BMW’s Electrification Strategy Slides Forward

July 7th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

BMW rolled out a press release a few days ago with this title/headline: "BMW Group steps up electromobility: E-drives for half a million electrified vehicles." I was intrigued, but I can't say I was optimistic


BMW Chair: “We Will Be Taking Sustainability To A Whole New Level”

July 2nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

BMW wants to take sustainability to "a whole new level," Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said this week in an interview/press release. The interview is presented Q&A style in a BMW corporate press release and notes that major corporations have a key role to play when it comes to sustainability


BMW iX3 — Is It All We Dreamt For?

June 11th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Since BMW launched the i3 (and i8) with a ton of marketing around its "born electric" future, electric vehicle hopefuls have seen their enthusiasm for BMW slowly go downhill


BMW Launches X2 Plug-in Hybrid & Updates 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

May 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The latest news from the sporty premium brand out of Munich is that it has released a plug-in hybrid version of its X2 "Sports Activity Coupe" (SAC), the BMW X2 xDrive25e, and updated the 5 Series, including the 530e and 530e xDrive plug-in hybrids. Plug-in hybrid heaven


Tesla vs BMW Electrified Sales in Q1 2020 — 88,400 to 30,700

May 14th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the popular discussions in plug-in world over the past decade has been how much effort should be put on developing compelling and well rounded 100% electric vehicles as soon as possible versus using plug-in hybrids as a stepping stone to a fully electric era. Perhaps the most useful real-world competition between those two approaches in 2020 is Tesla versus


Tesla Model 3 vs BMW 330i & Audi A4 — 5 Year Cost of Ownership

April 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

It's been a long time since I conducted some new 5 year cost of ownership comparisons between the Tesla Model 3 and other top vehicles in its class. The $1,875 federal EV tax credit for the Model 3 has gone away in that time, and we're into a new model year. So, I decided to get back into this by comparing the the Tesla Model 3 to the BMW Series (the 330i xDrive Sedan, to be specific) and Audi


Chevy Bolt = #2 Subcompact Car In California, BMW i3 = #3 “Entry Luxury Car”

March 18th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We recently reported on the Tesla Model 3 being the 3rd best selling vehicle in California in 2019 as well as the Tesla Model X ranking either #1 or #4 in its class, depending on which class you put it in. Some other electric cars did quite well in California as well, though. The Chevy Bolt was the 2nd best selling subcompact car in California and the BMW i3 was the 3rd best selling "entry luxury car" there


All Hope Is Not Lost For BMW — New CEO & New CTO

March 17th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

In the automotive echo chamber, BMW is seen as the leader in electrification of autos. Among those that look at the future disruptive transition to tailpipe-free vehicles, BMW was climbing to the top of the “will likely not survive” list. Both rankings are based on the vision of BMW’s top managers, CEO Harald Krueger and CTO Klaus Fröhlich



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