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BMW for Nat’l Park EV Chargers – 100?

April 20, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First is at Thomas Edison National Historical Park in New Jersey

BMW is talking up a new agreement to install as many as 100 electric vehicle chargers in and around America’s national parks. “Calling on the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship of Thomas Edison,” the automaker and partners including the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of Energy, launched the initiative at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, N.J. this week.

Greenlots for LAPD’s BMW i3 Fleet

June 8, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, municipal fleet by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Sky’ Network for Charging with Minimal Grid Impact,
Preparation Too for Larger, Heavier EV Fleet to Come

Greenlots will provide a network of more than 100 electric vehicle chargers as the Los Angeles Police Department fields an initial 100 all-battery BMW i3 vehicles.

BMW i3 Electrics for the LAPD – 100 Cars

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

100 Vehicles for Detective Use to Be Announced This Month

Watch for an announcement later this month that the Los Angeles Police Department is placing an order for 100 fully battery electric BMW i3 cars, to be used for administrative purposes.

BMW and Nissan for DC Fast-Charging

December 24, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

120 Dual Port 50-Kilowatt Units in 19 States with Goal
Of Supporting Longer-Distance 100% Battery EV Travel

BMW and Nissan are trumpeting installation of 50-kilowatt DC Fast charge units “at 120 locations across 19 states.” They’re supporting drivers of electric vehicle including their own Leaf and i3 models, while promoting “increased adoption of electric vehicles nationwide.”

Two Years Old, the BMW i3 Going Strong

November 13, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Battery Electric Car Is Available in 49 Countries, Automaker Says
‘Meaning the Core Phase of the Market Introduction Is Finished Now

BMW is talking up the worldwide success of its 100% battery electric i3 car. After being on the market for two years, the car “has established itself at the pinnacle of its segment worldwide,” the manufacturer says: it’s the best-selling EV in Germany and the third best-seller worldwide.

BMW and PG&E for iChargeForward EVs

January 6, 2015 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pilot Program Is to Show How EVs Can Improve Power Grid Efficiency:
EV Owners Will Be Paid to Defer Their Charging When Grid Is Stressed

BMW and northern California’s Pacific Gas & Electric utility are promoting BMW iChargeForward, a two-part pilot program that aims to reduce the cost of electric vehicle ownership while demonstrating the ability to integrate renewable energy into the power grid.

Austria’s Ams for Key BMW i3 Sensor

September 18, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

AS8510 Battery Monitor Helps Inform Drivers of Range Availability

Austria-based Ams is promoting the role of its AS8510 integrated sensor interface to monitor the 400-volt lithium ion battery packs in BMW’s all-electric i3 series vehicles, thus helping drivers stay informed of their cars’ range availability.

BMW’s Compact DC Fast-Charger

August 1, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Infrastructure, New Products, Plug-In 2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Multiple Electric Vehicle and ChargePoint Network Compatibility,
A ‘Milestone’ in the Development of DC Fast Charge Infrastructure

BMW has introduced a 24-kilowatt a DC fast charger, developed with Bosch and manufactured by IES in France. The unit is half the size of currently available DC chargers, is compatible with multiple electric vehicles and the ChargePoint network, BMW says, and is “significantly more affordable.”

this item was initially posted immediately prior to Plug-In 2014,
on July 28, and has been revised and re-posted at BMW’s request


BMW Stages World i3 EV Launch

July 30, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Premiere of 100% Battery Car in New York, London and Beijing

BMW staged world premiers of its 100% battery electric i3 electric vehicle in New York, London and Beijing this week, and said that it had already received more than 90,000 requests for test drives.

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