German electric and plug in hybrid car sales nearly double in first four months of 2020

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi record above-average sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles in 2020 according to report by Center of Automotive Management.
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Mini rumoured to be going cobalt-free

According to a British media report, Mini is planning the first electric model as a five-door SUV as part of the Spotlight Automotive joint venture. There is also speculation about the cell supplier and a larger SUV for the USA. The British magazine Autocar learned details from insiders about the first electric model of the […]

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BMW ready to sell X5 xDrive45e PHEV in the States

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BMW announced the launch of the BMW X5 xDrive45e in the USA, the second model evolution of the plug-in hybrid X5, which will go on sale in July 2020. Compared to the European version, however, the available battery capacity in the North American version significantly differs. BMW officially announced the market introduction of the BMW […]

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BMW stops making the i8 for good

The last i8 to be made left the Leipzig BMW plant on Thursday. Production of the PHEV was actually supposed to end in mid-April. But since the plant was shut down because of the Corona crisis, the end of production was postponed to June. Exactly 20,448 units of the i8 have left the plant since […]

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BMW completes homogolation for the iX3

BMW has given a new interim result for the market launch of the iX3. The test procedures required for homologation were successfully completed and the results sent to the approval authorities in the most important automobile markets. Meanwhile, the 200th pre-series model rolled off the production line in Shenyang. According to BMW, preparations for the […]

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