BMW i in a summit-club of a electric mobility world.

Posted on 20. Dec, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. With 2017 entrance to a close, BMW Group brand
BMW i has cemented a place among a tellurian leaders in electric
mobility. For a initial time, some-more than 100,000 BMW i, BMW
iPerformance and MINI vehicles with entirely electric or plug-in hybrid
expostulate systems have been delivered to business within a year.
According to a eccentric POLK / IHS Report (issue 7.12.2017), the
BMW Group tops a electrified automobile marketplace in Germany and Europe
with a 21% share of registrations. The BMW Group is tied for first
place globally, a 10% marketplace share equal to that of an American
The BMW Group’s marketplace share in the
electrified automobile shred (in Europe and worldwide) is now some-more than
3 times incomparable than a share of a normal automobile market.
And while in Europe 2% (globally: 1%) of all new registrations across
all manufacturers are accounted for by electrified vehicles, the
figure for a BMW Group is now 6% (globally: 3%). The BMW Group
therefore has a disproportionally clever illustration in the
expanding electric mobility market.


BMW i indication choice updated and expanded.

Spearheading this success in a electric mobility locus are a BMW
i3 (electric appetite expenditure sum 1:
13.6 – 13.1 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km) and newly
unveiled, even some-more absolute BMW i3s (electric appetite consumption
sum 1: 14.3 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined:
0 g/km). In a 4 years given a marketplace launch, a BMW i3 has
already turn a highest-selling electric automobile in a premium
compress segment.

The allure of plug-in hybrid sports cars, meanwhile, has also leapt
to another new turn with a creatively unveiled, serve some-more powerful
new book of a BMW i8 Coupe (fuel expenditure combined
1: 1.9 l/100 km [148.7 mpg imp]; electric appetite consumption
combined: 14.0 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 42 g/km) and the
new BMW i8 Roadster (fuel expenditure sum 1: 2.1 l/100
km [134.5 mpg imp]; electric appetite expenditure combined:
14.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 46 g/km).
Launched in
2014, a BMW i8 is a undisputed personality of a hybrid sports car
difficulty with a marketplace share of some-more than 50 per cent.

The BMW i code has now cumulative a fixing rights from BMW i1
to i9 and BMW iX1 to iX9. The BMW i8 Roadster will go on sale next
year, followed by a battery-electric MINI in 2019, a electric
chronicle of a BMW X3 in 2020 and a BMW iNEXT in 2021. The BMW
iNEXT’s purpose as a record spearhead will see it bringing electric
mobility together with unconstrained pulling and new in-car connectivity
possibilities in a series-produced indication for a initial time.

The BMW i Vision Dynamics investigate – a four-door gran coupe with
pure-electric expostulate complement and designed operation of 600 kilometres (373
miles) presented during a 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) – offers
another glance into a destiny of a BMW i brand.

From 2021, a subsequent (fifth) era of BMW i electric expostulate and
battery record will use scalable electric modular record to
capacitate all indication ranges to be versed with each form of expostulate system.

Electric mobility is an essential component of a NUMBER ONE NEXT
plan a BMW Group has devised to serve strengthen a position
as a personality in reward personal mobility and mobility services. The
association will offer 25 fully-electric or part-electric models worldwide
adult to 2025 and expects electrified vehicles to afterwards make adult between 15
and 25% of tellurian sales


BMW i: a heading electric mobility complement supplier

Above and over a choice of electrified vehicles, BMW i –
as a heart within a BMW Group – is also pulling forward with other areas
of electric mobilisation as partial of a ongoing joining to a field:

  •  BMW i high-voltage batteries are in augmenting direct over road
    vehicles – e.g. to supply appetite to electric thrust systems for
    boats (e.g. Torqeedo), blurb vehicles (e.g. Streetscooter) and
    still appetite storage applications (e.g. Beck). The
    plug-and-play capability of BMW i batteries (which were intended
    from a opening for still use after a finish of their long
    use life in cars) is now also really most in direct for new
    batteries. For example, over 30.7 megawatt hours of storage capacity
    in a form of new BMW i batteries was granted to industrial
    business in 2017. This equates to a swift of 1,400 BMW i3 cars.
  • ChargeNow, a open charging use from BMW i, now offers
    entrance to some-more than 130,000 charging points in 32 countries – with a
    singular registration. This creates charging as easy as profitable for
    petrol with a credit card.
  • BMW has so distant invested 14.4 million euros in manufacturer support
    for electric mobility in Germany given a launch of a country’s
    scrapping bonus, creation it a biggest singular source of funding.
  • BMW i was presented with a UN’s Momentum for Change endowment for
    tellurian impasse in charging infrastructure projects and has since
    remained one of a heading initiators of electric mobility projects worldwide:
  • BMW has invested some-more than 25 million euros, heading to the
    introduction of some-more than 9,500 operational charging points. The BMW
    Group has therefore upheld a designation of some-more charging
    points around a universe than are accessible in sum in Germany today.
  • As partial of an beginning in that a BMW Group was a founder
    member, super-fast European charging network Ionity has taken on an
    handling role.
  • The array of BMW i3 vehicles in a general DriveNow and
    ReachNow car-sharing programmes has been serve expanded. They have
    now non-stop adult easy initial entrance to electric mobility for hundreds
    of thousands of business around a world. At a solid 15 per cent,
    a share of electrified vehicles in these fleets is many times
    aloft than that in a particular inhabitant markets overall.
  • The BMW Digital Charging Service – a initial of a kind and a
    judicious serve growth of an progressing BMW i plan – today
    enables easy use of all a possibilities that will come with the
    appetite switchover. The use can even assistance business acquire income by
    automatically optimising a charging routine to minimise cost or
    maximize use of immature energy.
  •   BMW Energy Services now operates as a standalone business unit
    and pools together a appetite optimisation knowledge of BMW i.
    Coupling electric mobility with a appetite zone is another of its
    categorical fields of activity and will assistance to make electric mobility
    emission-free (not usually locally).


BMW i is a motorist of creation for a BMW Group.

The growth imagination built adult by BMW i and a resultant
send of record are not singular to electric motors and
high-voltage battery technology:

  •  The elements joining a new BMW i8 Roadster’s roof mechanism
    are done in an innovative 3D copy routine for aluminium
    components that is forlorn in a array prolongation of vehicles.
  •  Conventional BMW and MINI models will shortly also advantage from the
    innovative and significantly faster-working pulling stability
    control complement featured in a BMW i3.
  • The focal points identified by BMW i in all from a use of
    renewable tender materials and recycled materials to a analysis of
    stream and sea cosmetic strive a poignant change on development
    activities opposite a company.


BMW i racks adult some-more awards.

Further additions have been done to a list of distinctions
collected by a brand, a products and services. Even 4 years
ago, while still in a launch phase, BMW i won some-more awards than any
other code in automotive history. In 2017 alone it combined the
following titles to a collection:

  • “All-wheel-drive hybrid car” of a year for a BMW i8, awarded
    by motoring repository AutoBild Allrad, Germany.
  • “International Engine of a Year Award” for a expostulate complement in
    a BMW i8; third difficulty win in period in a world’s most
    critical expostulate complement competition.
  • “Green Mobility Trophy” for a BMW i8, awarded by motoring
    repository Auto Zeitung, Germany.
  • “Most environment-friendly automobile of a year” for a BMW i8 in the
    “Coupes” difficulty and a BMW i3 in a “Small cars” class, awarded
    by “Auto Test” and environmental hospital Ökotrend, Germany.
  • “Best Electric Car” for a BMW i3. awarded by motoring magazine
    What Car?, Great Britain.
  • “Electric Car of a Year” for a BMW i3. awarded by motoring
    repository Autocar, Great Britain.




About BMW i

BMW i is a BMW Group code focusing on idealist vehicle
concepts, connected mobility services and a new bargain of
reward strongly tangible by sustainability. BMW i is represented in 54
countries with a BMW i3 electric automobile for civic areas, BMW i8 plug-in
hybrid sports automobile and plug-in hybrid BMW iPerformance Automobiles. 

BMW i opens adult new aim groups for a association and serves as an
incubator for innovations. Technologies that have debuted
successfully in BMW i cars are carried over to primogenitor code BMW’s
other models.

BMW i is also compared with enterprises including DriveNow
(car sharing), ReachNow (car pity 2.0), ChargeNow (easy entrance to
a world’s largest network of charging points), ParkNow
(straightforward location, reservation and remuneration of parking spaces),
try collateral association BMW i Ventures (investment in start-up
companies with a concentration on civic mobility), BMW Energy (energy
optimisation services) and a Centre of Competence for Urban Mobility
(consultancy for cities).


1  Figures as per a EU exam cycle NEDC

Further information on central fuel expenditure figures,
specific CO2 emission values and a electric appetite expenditure of new
newcomer cars is enclosed in a following guideline: “Leitfaden über
Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2 emissions und basement Stromverbrauch neuer
Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and
electric appetite expenditure of new newcomer cars), that can be
performed from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH
(DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1. 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and during
LeitfadenCO2 (GuidelineCO2) (PDF ‒ 2.7 MB)


In a eventuality of enquiries greatfully contact:


Paloma Brunckhorst
Media Relations Manager BMW i, BMW iPerformance





Wieland Brúch,
Media Relations Manager BMW i and Electric Mobility











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