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The Mini Cooper SE Is Now The Cheapest EV In South Africa

December 3rd, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

BMW South Africa has been really good at promoting electric vehicles (EVs) in South Africa. Since 2015, when they brought in the first-generation BMW i3 with a 60 Ah battery, they have consistently updated the i3 offering and added new versions of the i


BMW iX3 Production Has Started In China, Not USA

October 7th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

BMW has begun production of the BMW iX3, its second fully electric vehicle, coming several years after the BMW i3 went into production in 2013. Interestingly, production of the first vehicles is in China, and there's a reason or two for that


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

September 22nd, 2020 | by Press Release

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*


+7 Million BMW Plug-In Vehicles By 2030

August 13th, 2020 | by Press Release

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


New Nissan Ariya EV — Promoted From Concept To Promise

July 16th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Yokohama, Japan, the first big EV news from Nissan in about 10 years was shared with the world. Am I over the top with this statement? Probably, but I have forgotten how many years we have waited for this companion to the Nissan Leaf


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 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


2020 — The Year Of The Tesla Model Y & Other ICE-Killing Crossovers

September 15th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I'm a big fan of the Tesla Model Y. I've written about the Model Y's 3rd row being the key to it becoming the best selling vehicle in the world, the Model Y beating the Lamborghini Urus (which is over 3 times the price), styling tricks that Tesla used to make an SUV looks like a performance sedan, and most recently Tesla cutting Model Y prices


BMW & Mercedes Discussing EV Cooperation

March 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

BMW and Mercedes are considering a partnership to develop a new chassis for electric cars. They are also cooperating on autonomous car technology as convergence in the industry continues.


What’s BMW’s Next Real Move?

February 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

People like to bash the BMW i3 for its somewhat quirky looks, or for its less than "ultimate" specs. Others love it. I love it, and I actually drive one. Whether you are an i3 critic or an i3 fan, though, we're definitely at a "Munich, we have a problem" moment



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