BMW EV Sales Increase 41% Year-Over-Year in Q1

In the first quarter of the year, BMW’s sales of fully electric vehicles significantly increased compared to the year-ago quarter. BMW reported a 41% increase in the delivery of battery-powered models, including the i4, iX1, and i7, in the three months leading to March, against the backdrop of a 28% rise in the group’s overall […]

BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce Adopt Tesla’s Charging Standard

Drivers of BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce electric vehicles equipped with Combined Charging System (CCS) will be able to use designated Tesla Supercharger stations, announced the BMW Group on Tuesday. “It is our top priority to ensure that our drivers have easy access to reliable, fast charging,” said Sebastian Mackensen, President & CEO, BMW of North […]

Mini Considers North American EV Production for U.S. Market

Mini, the British compact car maker owned by BMW, is considering producing electric vehicles (EVs) in North America to expand its cost-competitive offerings in the United States. According to sources familiar with the plans, a Mini electric crossover could go into production at BMW’s central Mexico factory in the second half of the decade, reports […]

BMW i7 Electric Sedan Gets Free Charging with Electrify Canada

BMW i7 luxury sedan owners in Canada can now enjoy complimentary fast-charging sessions at Electrify Canada charging stations across the country, thanks to an agreement announced by Electrify Canada and BMW Group Canada. First owners of the all-electric i7 will receive three years of free charging on the Electrify Canada network from the date of […]
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BMW Investing $1.7 Billion into Building EVs, Battery Cells in U.S.

BMW is investing $1.7 billion into U.S. operations at its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, according to a press release shared on Wednesday by the automaker. The funding will be used to retrofit the factory to produce electric vehicles (EVs), $700 million of which will be used to build a nearby battery plant in Woodruff, while […]

BMW to Invest Over $1 Billion to Electrify Steyr, Austria Plant

Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining traction, with many major automakers announcing huge investments to outfit production facilities for electrification. BMW announced plans to invest one billion euros ($1.05 billion USD) by 2030 into its Steyr, Austria car assembly plant, for the development and production of next-generation EV powertrains, according to a statement from the automaker […]

BMW Unveils All-Electric iX1 Compact Crossover

Luxury automaker BMW has a goal of doubling electric vehicle (EV) deliveries this year to 200,000, and in a new step in that direction, the company officially plans to put a new EV into production later this year. BMW unveiled its iX1 xDrive30 all-electric compact crossover, set to be a direct competitor with Tesla’s Model […]

2023 BMW i7 Electric Sedan Pricing from $119,300 in the US

BMW will unveil the electric i7 xDrive60 in U.S. markets, with the launch expected to take place in Q4 of this year, according to a press release shared on Wednesday. The 2023 BMW i7 xDrive60 is estimated to have around 300 miles according to tests conducted by the automaker. It’s the electric version of its […]

BMW Plans to Double All-Electric Deliveries to 200,000 in 2022

BMW Sales Chief Pieter Nota last week told Automotive News that the company’s electric vehicle (EV) sales were seeing significant growth and that the German automaker plans to double global EV deliveries to 200,000 units this year. EVs were a “big growth driver” for BMW in 2021, during which the luxury car brand made an all-time […]

First All-Electric Rolls-Royce Revealed: ‘Spectre’ Coming in 2023

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce announced its first all-electric vehicle, unveiled as Spectre, will launch in the fourth quarter of 2023. The new Spectre EV two-door coupe is set to start on-road testing, set to cover 2.5 million kilometres, or what the company says is simulation of “400 years of use.” Rolls-Royce called today the “most significant day” […]