13 septembre 2016

BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance Unveiled At Chengdu Motor Show

credit photo BMW   The new Chinese-market-only BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance was unveiled recently at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show, giving us one of our first looks at the company’s plans for the plug-in compact luxury SUV market. The model is being manufactured by BMW Brilliance according to a press release from BMW Group, and is compliant with all relevant requirements for the Chinese market. The model features a 10.7 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery pack, reportedly allowing for an all-electric single-charge... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2016

BMW launches energy storage company

credit photo BMW Electromobility is increasingly becoming a component in a multidisciplinary energy interaction – with the batteries being the pivotal point in the system. The latest move in this game: Carmaker BMW has launched a joint venture with heating systems vendor Viessmann Group. Under the name Digital Energy Solutions, the BMW-Viessmann joint venture will offer energy management solutions and related consulting services. According to BMW’s press release, the strategy of the new company will pursuit an overarching approach... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2015

Apple Electric iCar Is Coming: Tim Cook Hires Chrysler Executive Doug Betts.

  Not content with taking over our ears (Apple Music) and wrists (Apple Watch) this year, Apple may now have its sights set on taking over our roads. Tim Cook has hired the an executive from Chrysler, fueling speculation that there may be an iCar coming down the road. Doug Betts, a former senior vice president at the American carmaker who led global operations for quality, has joined Apple in an operations capacity, the Wall Street Journal first reported, citing a change on his LinkedIn profile. While it's not clear if... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2015

Bosch cooperates with BMW and Vattenfall on a second life electric vehicles batteries project

What to do with valuable batteries once they have reached the end of   their life cycle in electric vehicles? A project involving three partners is connecting old batteries in Hamburg to form a large-scale storage  system to keep the power grid stable. Lithium-ion batteries still have high storage capacity at the end of their life cycle in electric vehicles. As a result, they are still very valuable and can be used extremely efficiently as stationary buffer storage for many years to come. The project allows the three... [Lire la suite]