BMW: All-electric iX3 will be a China-built SUV, to be exported worldwide
According to a recent confirmation by German automaker BMW, the company’s new forthcoming all-electric iX3 SUV, which was unveiled earlier in 2018, will be a China-manufactured vehicle that will be exported to other markets.
The disclosure related to the production of the iX3 was made recently by Harald Kruger -- Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG -- in coincidence with the automaker’s expansion of the joint venture called BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) in China.
Confirming that BBA will produce the all-electric BMW iX3 “from 2020,” Kruger said that the vehicle “will find customers around the world.” He also added that the BBA expansion move will potentially take the joint venture “beyond our existing motto – in China, for China.”
Along with revealing that the iX3 SUV will be a China-produced vehicle, BMW has also shared some details about its June-announced battery supply contract with Chinese battery-cell manufacturer CATL. The contract will essentially ensure the supply of batteries for BMW’s future electric vehicles.
As per the information shared by BMW, the value of its battery supply contract with CATL will be more than one billion Euros ($1.16 billion). Moreover, reports have revealed that, as a part of the contract, CATL will also build a new factory in Europe, most likely in Germany.
California-based electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has released some hitherto-unknown information about its newest generation of battery cells -- the 2170 li-ion cells -- which have been designed for the company’s Model 3 electric vehicle
According to a recent EV magazine Electrek’s report, General Motors (GM) is bringing some new updates to its sole all-electric vehicle, the Chevy Bolt EV, with the forthcoming release of the vehicle’s third model year.
In a Friday statement made at the Tokyo headquarters of Subaru Corporation, CEO Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said that the Japanese automaker is looking to venture into the electric-vehicle (EV) market by launching electric versions of its existing models.
With the 2019 Chevy Volt PHEV scheduled for availability this fall, General Motors (GM) has recently announced an upgrade to the vehicle, in order to bring some new features on board.
In response to an apparent suggestion in recently leaked reports that a wider ban on sales of non-electric cars is being proposed in the UK, environmentalists have said that the proposed ban is ‘not ambitious enough.’
According to a recent confirmation by German automaker Audi, the e-tron quattro all-electric SUV -- the company’s “first all-electric Audi e-tron” -- is scheduled to make its international debut in the US on September 17, 2018.