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BMW raided by German prosecutors The brand denies any accusations

BMW raided by German prosecutors The brand denies any accusations

It's not like BMW hasn't been working on this next-generation technology which will define the future of mobility.

Earlier this year, at the Geneva Motor Show, the BMW Group's CEO, Mr. Harald Kruger, confirmed the name of the upcoming full EV model in the works in BMW's Munich HQ: BMW i4. Advances in the understanding of battery raw materials and chemistry has increased its range by 40% over the previous version, BMW said. "We do not want to scale up with the fourth generation", he said.

BMW is working to make electric vehicle technology more modular and scaleable to make mass production commercially viable.

"We wanted to wait for the fifth generation to be much more cost competitive", Krueger told analysts in Munich on Thursday.

BMW became the latest manufacturer to attract the attention of regulators when it revealed that an internal investigation showed cars were producing higher emissions in real-world driving.

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Automaker BMW says this year's profits will at least equal last year's results as the company sinks billions into developing electric and autonomous vehicle technology to meet expected changes in how people get from one place to another.

Krueger said free trade had made possible the company's large presence in the US, where it employs 11,000 people at its plant in SC and from which it exports some 70 percent of the cars it makes, making BMW the largest single auto exporter from the U.S.

By the mid-2020s BMW will have 25 electrified models in its lineup, with 12 being of the pure-electric variant. German auto giant BMW has said that its electric cars won't be mass produced until 2020.

Meanwhile, the next all-electric cars to emerge from the company will be an electric Mini Cooper and then the BMW iX3 all-electric crossover utility vehicle in 2020.

BMW is increasing the number of factories where it makes the X3 offroader. BMW has chosen Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) as its partner in China for battery cell production, Krueger said.


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