BMW iX3 EV SUV
wattev2buy explores the BMW iX3 EV SUV specs, range, price, battery, charge time, and pictures as it vies for a position in the fast-growing EV market. A concept version is launched at the Beijing Auto Show on 25 April 2018 the BMW iX3 is developed using the German automakers 5th Generation eDrive technology. The production version is to be manufactured in Shenyang, China at the BMW Brilliance joint venture assembly plant and exported from there to the USA and Europe.
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Week 49 2018 - BMW iX3 production capacity
Ever wondered how many of the BMW iX3’s will be built? BMW announced in April 2018 that the BMW iX3 is to be assembled by its JV partner BMW Brilliance’s Shenyang Dadong factory in China and exported from there to the US and Europe. Well, that was before the trade war, and their plans might be changing. Local reports this week indicated that the authorities approved the BMW Brilliance New Energy Vehicle Technical Reconstruction Project as published by Liaoning Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment. The ¥1.759 billion ($255million) project will add capacity for the production of 40,000 BMW iX3 units per annum, bringing the total production of the plant to 160,000 units of which the balance is combustion engine based. The approved application by BMW Brilliance also included Phase 3 of the battery plant expansion which will add production of 266,400 battery packs.
Week 36 2018 - Reservations for the BMW iX3 opens
BMW is joining other luxury automakers this month in stirring interest in their upcoming electric cars. Although the BMW iX3 SUV will only be available in just over 18 months the German automaker this week open the reservations in a key market, Norway. Prospective buyers in Norway can reserve their position to buy the BMW iX3 SUV when it becomes available in 2020. BMW requires a refundable deposit of 15,000kr (~$1,800) for the privilege to be first in line to get the iX3, copying Tesla’s playbook. Audi and Mercedes are also open registers for their upcoming EVs. At this stage, Mercedes has not determined a price for the EQC revealed this week and only allow potential buyers to register their particulars so they can be updated. We will have to wait till next week to see how AUDI buyers can get their foot in the door to get an AUDI e-tron Quattro.
Week 17 2018 - Official unveiling of BMW ix3 SUV Concept EV
BMW unveiled the BMW iX3 EV Concept offering a range of over 400km / 250 miles WLTP standard from a 70kWh battery. The production version will be produced at the BMW Brilliance JV plant in China and available in the USA and Europe.
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