Posts Tagged: BMW X5 xDrive40e Plug-in Hybrid

Next phase of BMW’s ChargeForward program pays drivers to use smart charging

In the first phase of BMW’s ChargeForward program, 100 Bay Area i3 owners received incentives to reduce charging usage during periods of high peak demand, in order to optimize the impact on the electrical grid. The next phase will explore the ability to optimize charging events both at home and at public chargers. BMW will… Read more »

BMW electrifies its best-selling model: the 330e iPerformance PHEV launches in the US

Which major automaker has sold the highest percentage of plug-in vehicles relative to its overall US sales? You may be surprised to learn that it’s BMW – aside from Tesla, of course, which sells 100% EVs. In the first half of 2016, BMW’s four plug-in vehicles – the i3, i8, X5 xDrive40e and 330e iPerformance… Read more »

BMW’s plug-in models surpassing sales expectations, especially in Europe

BMW is having a banner year. Sales for July, and for the first half of 2016, set new records. While that isn’t surprising – automakers around the world are logging record sales – the interesting bit is that sales of BMW’s electrified models are exceeding expectations, especially in Europe. In Western Europe in July, 4%… Read more »

BMW sells 4,500 EVs and PHEVs worldwide in April

Plug-in vehicles are a rapidly growing segment for BMW. The BMW Group reports that it sold 4,504 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles around the world in April. This represents 2.5% of the company’s total vehicle sales. The top three markets for plug-ins were the US, Scandinavia and the UK. The i3 electric city car sold… Read more »

BMW’s X5 xDrive40e spearheads its plan to offer PHEVs in every market segment

BMW has taken a bold approach to electrification. It began test-marketing EVs in 2012 with the Active E and Mini E, and escalated to full-scale production in 2013 with the i3 EV and i8 plug-in super-sports car, which together passed the milestone of 50,000 worldwide sales in January. BMW deserves a lot of credit for… Read more »

Sources say Samsung to provide battery packs for BMW X5

Industry sources expect Samsung SDI to provide battery packs for BMW’s upcoming X5 Plug-in Hybrid SUV, according to Korean news agency Yonhap. In July 2014, BMW and Samsung agreed to expand their supply relationship. The Korean company’s battery cells power the BMW i3 and i8, and market research firm IHS expects Samsung to increase shipments… Read more »

BMW X5 plug-in hybrid prototype highlights eDrive strategy

Members of the press took BMW’s X5 eDrive PHEV for a test drive at an event in Germany this week. BMW also presented several elements of its EfficientDynamics strategy, which depends on a combination of ever-more-efficient gasoline and diesel engines with eDrive electrified drive technology developed by the BMW i sub-brand. BMW plans to develop… Read more »

BMW plans PHEV versions of its entire model range

Just in case anyone still doubts BMW’s commitment to electrification, a spokesman spelled it out this week in no uncertain terms. “We are planning to have a plug-in hybrid in each and every model series,” BMW’s head of production for large vehicles, Peter Wolf, told motoring.com.au this week. “So far we have the 3, 5… Read more »