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BMW i Ventures announces strategic investment in GaN Systems

BMW i Ventures has announced a strategic investment in semiconductor maker GaN Systems. GaN Systems focusses on power transistors based on Gallium nitride (GaN), a wide band gap semiconductor material that promises higher energy efficiency, smaller form factors and higher performance. “GaN Systems’ power transistors have created new possibilities for engineers to build the power… Read more »

Elaphe tests its in-wheel motors in a BMW X6

Elaphe Propulsion Technologies has built a demonstrator vehicle that it claims is the highest-performing in-wheel-powered car ever. The modified BMW X6 uses 4 Elaphe L1500 gearless electric motors mounted inside the wheels. It delivers over 440 kW (590 hp) of power, and over 6,000 Nm (4,425 lb·ft) of direct-drive torque. The 5,300-pound vehicle can reach… Read more »

PG&E, BMW release findings from V2G pilot

Pacific Gas & Electric and BMW worked together on a pilot vehicle-to-grid program from July 2015 to December 2016. The iChargeForward program was designed to test the ability of EVs to support the electric grid through smart charging and demand response. The companies have now released the results of the pilot, which they say successfully… Read more »

BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in electric bus company Proterra

Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has closed a Series 6 round of funding, raising $55 million from various investors, including BMW i Ventures. Proterra will use the new money to increase production at its manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and Los Angeles, and to boost R&D efforts at company headquarters in Silicon Valley. For BMW i… Read more »

Electric BMW 4 Series to go on sale in the UK in 2020

Electrification is slowly spreading throughout BMW’s line-up – over the next three years the Bavarians plan to introduce electric versions of up to three models in their current fleet, as well as updating the two models of the i sub-brand, Autocar reported. Chairman Harald Krüger has announced that the company hopes to deliver 100,000 electric… Read more »

BMW putting the fear of Tesla into its employees

One of the most interesting questions in the automotive world right now: How seriously are the incumbents taking the threat from our favorite California startup? One answer might be found at a recent event near Munich, where an image of Elon Musk appeared on a screen as a narrator ominously intoned, “We’re in the midst… Read more »

BMW installs charging station at Thomas Edison home

BMW switched on a new charging station at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the site of Edison’s New Jersey laboratory and home, the symbolic first step of a project that will install up to 100 stations in national parks and nearby communities across the country. The project is a partnership that includes BMW, the National… Read more »

Nissan and BMW partner with EVgo to install 174 new DC fast chargers

Nissan and BMW have joined forces with network operator EVgo to deploy an additional 174 fast charging locations in 33 states. This expansion builds on the 120 fast chargers that Nissan and BMW announced in December 2015. Each location offers a dual 50 kW DC fast charging station with both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo (CCS)… Read more »