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BMW is not expecting to earn any profits with its first generation electric vehicles, such as the upcoming Megacity Vehicle, until possibly the second product cycle. BMW's conventional drive cars will subsidize the company's foray into electrical cars.
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Project i now has an online presence. The BMW Group has launched a website for Project i, the think tank program for developing environmentally conscious solutions for congested city motoring. The site is located at www.project-i.com and will feature information and news on BMW's automotive sustainability development. Facebook and Twitter ... CONTINUED
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BMW design chief Adrian Van Hooydonk speaks about the upcoming Megacity vehicle coming in 2013, BMW's first volume production car to use carbon fiber in the structure and panels. He says that the car will be attractive but not controversial and will be priced at a premium to the Tata ... CONTINUED
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Andrei Arvarvarii has produced this rendering of the future all electric BMW Megacity Vehicle. Based on the official BMW Megacity concept teaser image, this interpretation seems to inject some production practicality, such as a higher roof, door handles, smaller wheels, and antenna. But overall, it stays true to the ... CONTINUED
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BMW is the exclusive vehicle partner of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games and it will be using this position to showcase its Megacity electric cars, in nearly production form. The global viewership and exposure of the Olympics presents BMW with a unique opportuity to showcase the ... CONTINUED
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The Megacity Vehicle (MCV), due to come onto the market in 2013 will soon be the world's first volume-produced vehicle with a passenger cell made from carbon fiber. The weight savings will allow an offset of the extra 250 to 350 kg of weight typically found in electrically powered ... CONTINUED
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Here is the first officially released stunning concept image of the upcoming Megacity vehicle, an all electric "city car." The BMW Megacity is expected to enter production sometime in 2013. Pictured here is a 4 seater car powered by a rear mounted electric motor (running on batteries). ... CONTINUED
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BMW has announced that its all-electric "Megacity Vehicle" line will launc in 2013. This line of vehicles was designed from the ground up to be fully electric vehicles and will be significantly lighter than conventional cars with heavy use of carbon fiber. It will be a zero-emission urban car ... CONTINUED
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New trademarks registered by BMW gives some insight into new model lineups that will eventually be added to BMW's offerings. The new names include: i1, i2, i3, i4, i5, i6, i7, i8, i9, E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, M50d, Urbanic, Gran Coupe, Compactive, and Compactive Tourer. The ... CONTINUED
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According to a local Washington State TV station BMW and partner SGL are looking at several locations in North America to build a plant specifically for producing carbon fiber material likely for the upcoming iSetta range of cars. According to sources BMW is looking at a location near Moses Lake ... CONTINUED
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BMW has finally announced some more news regarding its Megacity Vehicle (aka Isetta) being developed under its project i program. The BMW sub-brand Isetta will produce high efficiency electric vehicles and is expected to come to market by at least 2015. Here is the press release:
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According to Auto Motor Und, BMW is expanding its lineup with 2 small models in 2014 - a "Mini" BMW and the BMW City car. The "Mini" BMW will compete with the Mercedes A class and upcoming Audi A1 with a 3 cylinder engine good for 90-170 hp. ... CONTINUED
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BMW Concept ActiveEBMWs vision for the future of the megacity vehicle, dubbed Project-i (Isetta?) comes in the form of this 1-series coupe modified to run on electricity.For the next major autoshow on schedule, the International Autoshow at Detroit, BMW will bring this ... CONTINUED
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BMW's "Project i" city car may be dubbed the "City" and be an all electric car, smaller than a Honda Fit and provide a 100-mile range; while keeping BMW styling and proportion. Read the rest of this article, view the photos and make comments here ==> http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277435
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AutoExpress UK provides some further insight into the revival of BMW's mini-car, the Isetta. The publication speculates that the Isetta could appear in UK showrooms as early as 2011. Read the rest of this article, view the photos and make comments here ==> http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262692
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BMW insider Scott26 gives us another gem in the form of information about the upcoming BMW Z2 which will apparently be a part of the Project-i which includes hybrid and electric powered vehicles!
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The 100mpg fuel busters! BMW and Fiat are joining forces to bring a revolution in the marketplace in terms of fuel efficiency.  I hope this comes true!!!
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In March BMW announced that it would establish a new research division called Project i, whose task will be to develop a number of solutions for a vehicle designed for congested city motoring. The goal of Project i was never to exclusively develop one type of vehicle ... CONTINUED
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