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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2018, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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BMW iNext for 2021

BMW is expected to show a near production version of its forthcoming iNext, at some point later this year. While originally it was uncertain on where exactly the model would sit in their lineup, there are now some reports, which have given us a better idea of what to expect. Rumors are that it will have dimensions fairly similar to that of the X6 and will have offer a battery pack that ranges from 60kWh to 120kWh. That should make it capable of at least 280 miles, with a cap around 435. A new rendering gives us a first glimpse of what it could look like.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 02:52 PM
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It's pretty impressive how quickly BMW is advancing its battery technology. They don't even have a proper electric model out and there are already looking at implementing 120kWh systems. I'm not all that surprised that they are moving upwards in size from the iX3, with all the interest in trucks and SUV's.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 01:33 PM
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I was hoping to get some insight on charging speed because right now the big challenge is to get maximum charge within the 5-15 minute range. Without that car makers will be setting themselves back.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-05-2018, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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The only model that is looking to be capable of those kinds of figures right now is the Taycan. And Porsche had to develop their own brand of superchargers to make that happen.
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Lexus has a hybrid program that's worth looking into along with how it progresses into fully electric models. Already the LC and LS hybrid models prove to be impressive.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-31-2018, 01:19 PM
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A lot of the new supercharger stations that we're seeing placed, I believe work across different makes/brands. I think automakers realise the exclusivity of previous chargers, isn't really to anyone's benefit.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-26-2018, 03:28 PM
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Probably the largest partnership I have seen is with Ionity, with that company you have no only car makers but energy companies like Shell in the mix.
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Shell has also start to roll out their own branded chargers at selection gas stations across Europe. Even if they only put a charger or two at every other gas station they have, that's a huge expansion to current coverage.
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Shell has also start to roll out their own branded chargers at selection gas stations across Europe. Even if they only put a charger or two at every other gas station they have, that's a huge expansion to current coverage.
Looked more into Shell's developments in the EU. Developments have grown exponentially and provide a great example of what those in North America can experience.
Last I checked it was around 50,000 charge points which correlates well with the billions car makers are pumping into EV development programs.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 09:40 AM
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As sales continue to climb for EV's you can bet that automakers will be reinvesting a portion of that money into further increasing the infrastructure. A lot of the higher end superchargers from Telsa and Porsche are actually future proofing unreleased models. There are currently only a select few that will even be able to handle these new high output voltages.
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