The BMW Group has signed a letter of intent with the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor to form a new joint venture to produce electric MINI vehicles in China. In the next step, the companies will agree on the details of a possible JV and clarify aspects such as the choice of production location. Meanwhile,… Read more »
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The University of Delaware is making a small number of BMW Mini-E EVs available for lease as part of an ongoing vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstration project. “Individual drivers are now needed to expand the demonstration over a wider range of driving patterns,” said project leader Willett Kempton. The Grid on Wheels program will lease the vehicles… Read more »
Honda has joined a demonstration project for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology aimed at providing energy storage to the electrical grid while providing a financial incentive to EV drivers. Partners in the ev2g project include: the University of Delaware; NRG Energy; BMW, which is providing 15 MINI Es; Milbank Manufacturing, which is providing charging stations based on… Read more »
The Mini is one of those cult cars. It might be called the Grateful Dead of automobiles – its fanatical followers love every one of its dozens of variations, while other people just don’t see the attraction. Of course, the important question is, when will an electric version be available? Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW’s board member… Read more »
As the Official Automotive Partner for the 2012 Olympics, BMW will supply a fleet of 4,000 vehicles for the London games, which begin July 27.