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More than a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads after strong April sales growth


The company’s highly successful electrified vehicles are contributing strongly to the ongoing sales success and April saw the achievement of a significant milestone. “We are delighted to announce that there are now over a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the world’s roads,” said Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW. “Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing the total number of electrified BMW Group car... Read More »

Audi fleshes out its corporate strategy and plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

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In order to release resources for the package of investments amounting to billions of euros, Audi adopted its Action and Transformation Plan towards the end of last year. It has the objectives of tapping into new revenue sources, improving cost structures and accelerating the corporate transformation with regard to new business models. That will considerably increase the scope for investment. By 2025, approximately €40 billion is to flow into strategic areas such as e-mobility, autonomous driving and digitization. This also applies to the digit... Read More »

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

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Homes also need to be built to a higher standard, the Committee on Climate Change - the official watchdog - says. The government says the UK is cutting emissions faster than any other G7 nation - and the committee agrees there has been a big shift under Theresa May. However, it says the UK will fall short of its ambitions unless ministers do more to turn pledges into reality. The warning comes less than a week after the prime minister launched a 25-year plan to protect the environment, including eradicating all avoidable plastic waste by 204... Read More »

Continental Mobility Study 2015: Electric Cars facing Image Problems


Drivers mainly see electric cars as eco-friendly Only a few consider them sporty and fun to drive Many older drivers do not want an electric car, and younger drivers increasingly reject them Continental to release the full study results on January 29, 2015 For the 2015 Continental Mobility Study, the international automotive supplier Continental had the market and social research institute infas conduct a representative survey of motorists in Germany and the U.S.A., and a qualitative survey in France, Japan, and China. Experts from sci... Read More »

All taxi journeys from Schiphol in electric cars


Amsterdam: dedicated to green taxis An estimated 85% of taxi journeys departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are destined for Amsterdam, which equates to in excess of 1,600 taxis arriving in the city from the airport every day. By introducing the electric taxi services, the airport and taxi organisations are making a significant contribution to improving air quality in Amsterdam and raising awareness of electric transport (especially within the taxi industry). The average Amsterdam taxi operating on diesel fuel produces a similar amoun... Read More »

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