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The BMW Group and Pirelli together with Birdlife International initiate project to contribute to safeguarding Indonesia’s natural ecosystem

29.10.2021Press Release

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The project encourages the production of natural rubber to protect biodiversity and local communities in the forest of Hutan Harapan

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Harnessing wind and hydroelectric power from the Arctic Circle: BMW Group plans to source steel produced with green power and hydrogen from northern Sweden

20.10.2021Press Release

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+++ Agreement with Swedish startup H2 Green Steel: first deliveries for Neue Klasse from 2025 +++ Up to 95% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to conventional methods +++ Delivery to BMW Group plants in Europe +++ Circular economy: Sheet metal remnants from BMW Group plants will be recycled and reused +++ Wendt: “Vital contribution to our goal of reducing CO2 emissions in our steel supply chain by about two million tonnes by 2030” +++

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BMW Group accelerates CO2 reduction and focuses consistently on a circular economy with the Neue Klasse

02.09.2021Press Release

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The BMW Group is increasing the pace of its efforts to combat climate change. Looking ahead to the introduction of the Neue Klasse, the company is further strengthening its self-defined objectives, announced in summer last year, to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, whilst also committing itself to a clear course that supports the 1.5 degree target for the limitation of global warming.

Starting signal for the CO2-free mobility of the future: Visitors can experience BMW iX5 Hydrogen in action for the first time at IAA Mobility 2021.

17.08.2021Press Release

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+++ Hydrogen fuel cell drive train delivers sustainable driving pleasure as new element of BMW i brand. +++ Worldwide-unique combination of high-performance fuel cell and optimised power battery underlines BMW Group's leading drive system expertise. +++ Small series for demonstration and testing purposes to be launched in 2022. +++

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Series production of BMW iX* gets underway at Plant Dingolfing

05.07.2021Press Release

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Highest standards of flexibility: All drive train variants on one line +++ Successful transformation of BMW Group plants towards e-mobility and digitalisation +++ Half of Dingolfing's production volume will be electrified by mid-decade +++ Nedeljković: “setting ourselves ambitious goals for the most sustainable production”

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BMW Group creates closed-loop material cycle for tungsten production tools to protect valuable resources

17.06.2021Press Release

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+++ Recycling tools at plants in Germany and Austria saves seven tonnes of tungsten per year +++ Lowers energy consumption by 70% and CO2 emissions by more than 60% compared to primary tungsten +++ Wendt: “We will significantly increase the percentage of recycled raw materials by 2030 and use raw materials multiple times in a circular economy” +++

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Cutting-edge research into quantum computing: BMW Group and Technical University of Munich agree to create an endowed chair in “Quantum Algorithms and Applications”.

16.06.2021Press Release

+++ €5.1 million for TUM professorship, equipment and personnel +++ Bridge between outstanding research and industry application +++ Great potential of quantum computing for optimisation problems +++

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The first ever BMW iX.

02.06.2021Press Kit

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The BMW iX and BMW i4 together mark the next major step in the BMW Group transformation towards a 50% global share of fully-electric vehicle sales in 2030. Therefore it is only logical that both vehicles are launching at the same time. See here all details on the first ever BMW iX. For the BMW i4 please refer to the separate communications today on BMW Group Pressclub.

The first-ever BMW i4.

02.06.2021Press Kit

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The BMW i4 and BMW iX together mark the next major step in the BMW Group transformation towards a 50% global share of fully-electric vehicle sales in 2030. Therefore it is only logical that both vehicles are launching at the same time.  See here all details on the first-ever BMW i4.  For the BMW iX please refer to the separate communications on BMW Group Pressclub

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E-drive train production for the fully-electric models BMW iX and BMW i4 begins

26.05.2021Press Release

BMW Group continues to expand manufacturing capacity at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing +++ E-drive trains for 500,000 electrified vehicles per year from 2022 +++ Extensive in-house drive train expertise: Start of production for fifth-generation high-voltage batteries in Germany +++ Successful transformation to e-drive train production

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Sustainable tyres for BMW X5 Plug-in Hybrid: BMW Group becomes first automotive manufacturer to use new Pirelli tyres containing FSC-certified natural rubber and rayon

19.05.2021Press Release

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+++ 22-inch tyres using certified sustainable natural rubber and rayon, a wood-based material used to strengthen the tyres +++ Plantations certified to standards of independent Forest Stewardship Council TM (FSC TM) organisation +++ Wendt: “We are helping preserve biodiversity and forests to counteract climate change” +++

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Over 200 million tonnes: BMW Group sets ambitious goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030

12.05.2021Press Release

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The BMW Group is underpinning its mission for sustainable mobility with ambitious goals for the reduction of greenhouse gases: At today’s Annual General Meeting, the company announced that it will avoid emission of over 200 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030. This is equivalent to more than 20 times the annual CO2 emissions of a city with over a million inhabitants, like Munich.

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BMW M GmbH and Hans Zimmer co-develop the emotionally engaging driving sound for electrified BMW M models.

11.05.2021Press Release

Ongoing expansion of the range of sounds for electric vehicles. BMW IconicSounds Electric enriches electric mobility with a fascinating and unmistakable sonic experience. Collaboration with the Academy Award winner produces a new, characteristic driving sound for the BMW i4, the M version of the BMW i4 and the BMW iX.

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Innovation driver for hydrogen technology and tomorrow’s sustainable CO2-free mobility

03.05.2021Press Release

+++ Bavarian Economic Affairs Minister Hubert Aiwanger and BMW Group Board of Management Member Dr Andreas Wendt impressed by Landshut Lightweight Construction and Technology Centre’s expertise in manufacturing components for hydrogen propulsion +++ Innovative capabilities and industrialisation expertise showcased in small series of BMW i Hydrogen NEXT from 2022

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BMW Group expands e-drive production network: Start of battery component production in Leipzig and Regensburg

03.05.2021Press Release

BMW Group now producing high-voltage batteries and battery components at three locations in Germany alone: Dingolfing, Leipzig and Regensburg +++ Less than a year from decision to start of production in Leipzig and Regensburg +++ Production of battery components for BMW Group’s fifth generation of fully-electric vehicles

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