Battery startup Our Next Energy gets investment from BMW i Ventures

BMW i Ventures, BMW’s venture capital firm, has announced that it has invested in the Michigan-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE). The startup aims to help develop lower-cost batteries that also give battery-electric vehiclesmore range. “Our Next Energy is working to fundamentally reinvent the battery while focusing on sustainability, safety, and cost; three key factors […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer survives for another generation with electrified powertrains

Remember that odd duckling known as the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer? The tall, utilitarian hatchback? Yeah, that one. Well, a new generation just arrived and it still looks quirky, only this time you get it with BMW’s massive new grille and a host of electrified powertrain options. You’ll be able to choose everything from […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Hot or Cold: 2021 IAA Mobility Munich Motor Show reveal recap

During a pandemic, auto shows are lacking a lot of relevancy. In fact, we predicted their demise last year. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t happening at all, and the IAA Mobility show in Munich was the first chance in awhile for manufacturers to show of new and future products. IAA Mobility was filled […]

by Chad Kirchner
BMW Concept iX5 Hydrogen Protection VR6 is the first armored FCV

Armored BMW X5s are a common sight. They’re a staple for transporting VIPs, and heads of state across the globe so it’s no surprise that BMW decided to create a Concept iX5 Hydrogen with the same level of protection. This makes the fuel cell-powered prototype the first of its kind. Not only is the iX5 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW i Vision Circular Concept blends sustainability with luxury

Sustainability is the key theme that BMW is showcasing at the 2021 Munich auto show. The brand’s i Vision Circular Concept is constructed with reusable or renewable materials. The BMW i Vision Circular Concept aims to prove that it is possible to make a vehicle that’s 100 percent recyclable. Besides using fully electric powertrains, BMW […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW i Vision Circular to debut at the 2021 Munich auto show

BMW will use its hometown auto show to show off a sustainable concept vehicle. Called the BMW i Vision Circular Concept, this car is a showcase of the brand’s ambitious claims to become a sustainable manufacturer of luxury vehicles. Four themes were used in designing the i Vision Circular Concept: Re: Think, Re: use, and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2022 BMW i4 M50 is the brand’s first all-electric safety car

The FIM Enel MotoE World Cup at the Motorcycle Grand Prix in Austria will be a milestone for the BMW brand. Held at the Red Bull Ring, the race will mark the debut of the brand’s first all-electric safety car: the 2022 BMW i4 M50. It will replace the BMW i8, which was the previous […]

by Stefan Ogbac
See the 2022 BMW iX and i4 electric vehicle lineup up close inside and out

As the company moves more toward electrification, BMW is advancing its dedicated electric vehicle offerings. The 2022 BMW i4 sedan and the iX crossover represent the future of the German company, not only in technology but in design language. We recently had a chance to check out the two new cars and show off what […]

by Chad Kirchner
The series hybrid may just be the way to get consumers to embrace electrification

For most consumers, a battery-electric vehicle isn’t the most viable solution, especially if you don’t have a charger at home. Between range anxiety and the perceived inconvenience of charging, the majority of the U.S. population doesn’t see it as a feasible option just yet. But what if I told you that there’s a potential middle […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW testing hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for X5

BMW has announced that it has begun testing near-production hydrogen fuel cell powertrains in Europe as part of its i Hydrogen NEXT program. This evaluates the effectiveness of hydrogen powertrains, model-specific chassis technologies, and vehicle electronic systems under real-life conditions. In BMW’s case, the X5 will be used as the test bed to see what […]

by Stefan Ogbac