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    Report: Chairman says BMW will make 100,000 electric vehicles a year by 2020

    We know demand for the BMW i3 has been high, both in the US and Europe. It appears that BMW's crystal ball is showing a steady increase in interest between now and 2020. By that year, according to Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the board of management for BMW AG, the company expects to build ...

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    Report: BMW exec: Germans should shrug off 'angst' and just buy electric vehicles

    Honda once told Americans to "respect the van" in its effort to sell its Odyssey minivans. Now, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer is telling his fellow Germans to "embrace the plug." Reithofer cited "German angst" to explain a potential sales roadblock for the German automaker's new "i" sub-brand, ...

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    Report: BMW says European CO2 targets are 'impossible to meet' *UPDATE

    Volkswagen and former nemesis Greenpeace recently kumbaya'd to pledge to meet the European Union's strict 2020 emissions standards. Not everyone is feeling the love. BMW chairman Norbert Reithofer says the standards, which would require about a 30-percent improvement over current levels, are ...

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    Los Angeles: BMW CEO: electric vehicles offer "emission-free driving pleasure"

    While this is a time of retrenchment in electric vehicles (EVs) and alternative powertrains for automakers, BMW appears to be heading in the other direction, Automotive News enterprise editor Dave Guilford writes. Entrepreneurs are "flaming out" (figuratively and sometimes literally) and some ...

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    BMW to launch Activehybrid 5 in 2011 followed by 3 Series and Megacity

    BMW Concept 5 Series Activehybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW Chairman Dr. Norbert Reithofer spoke at the company's annual general meeting this week and confirmed that the next hybrid from Munich will indeed be based on the new 5 Series sedan. A concept version of the 5 ...

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    New rendering of electric BMW Isetta

    They're doing it again. Somebody out there has come up with yet another rendering of what the new electric Isetta from BMW might look like. In contrast to the other ones we've shown you, this looks more like the BMW of today rather than the Isetta of yesteryear. The fancy speculative drawing ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: BMW OK with new CO2 standards for cars

    Porsche's CEO may be threating to shutdown production of his vehicles in Europe if new mandatory CO2 emissions standards come into force, but BMW is ready to push ahead. In spite of their reputation as a builder of performance cars, BMW already sells more than forty percent of their vehicles with ...


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