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Apple confirms hiring of Ulrich Kranz, former CEO of EV company Canoo

Apple has hired the former co-founder and CEO of electric vehicle company Canoo to help with the development of the Apple Car, Bloomberg first reported, citing unnamed sources. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch it has hired Kranz, but did not provide further details into his job responsibilities or title. Kranz resigned his position at Canoo in April after steering the company toward public listing and a new leadership team, and he is reported to have been scooped up by Apple with...
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Apple Hires Former BMW Executive for Its Rebooted Car Project

Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG's electric car division, to help lead its own vehicle efforts. Bloomberg reports: The technology giant hired Kranz in recent weeks, about a month after he stepped down as chief executive officer of Canoo, a developer of self-driving electric vehicles. Before co-founding Canoo, Kranz was senior vice president of the group that developed the i3 and i8 cars at BMW, where he worked for 30 years. Kranz is one of Apple's most signific...
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Apple Hires Former BMW, Canoo Executive for Car Project

(Reuters) -Apple Inc has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG's electric car division, to help its vehicle initiatives, Apple...
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Apple Hires Former BMW Executive for Car Project - Bloomberg News

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG's electric car division, to help its vehicle initiatives,...
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EXCLUSIVE Ford, BMW lead $130 mln investing round in solid-state battery startup

Ford Motor Co (F.N) and BMW AG (BMWG.DE) are leading a $130 million funding round in a solid-state battery startup, Solid Power, as...
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Exclusive: Ford, BMW Lead $130 Million Investing Round in Solid-State Battery Startup

By Ben KlaymanDETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and BMW AG are leading a $130 million funding round in a solid-state battery startup, Solid Power,...
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The Station: The biggest SPAC ever and reading the micromobility permit tea leaves

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Before jump into micromobbin’ and the rest, I wanted to point you to another Extra Crunch piece, this time a deep dive into second-life batteries. As Aria Alamalh...
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BMW takes the wraps off the i4, its first all-electric sedan

BMW plans to have 25 electrified cars in its lineup by 2025 and it’s taking a few more steps in this direction this year with the launch of the all-electric iX SUV and the i4 sedan. Today, for the first time, the German automaker shared a few more details of what we can expect from the i4, its first fully-electric sedan, in addition to sharing the first exterior shots of the new model. At the top end, the i4 will have a power output of 390kW / 530HP. Going from zero to 100km/h will take four sec...
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California locks in emissions deals with automakers

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and major automakers on Monday confirmed they had finalized binding agreements to cut vehicle emissions in the state, defying the Trump administration’s push for weaker curbs on tailpipe pollution. The agreements with carmakers including Ford Motor Co, Volkswagen AG, Honda Motor Co and BMW AG , were first announced in July 2019 as voluntary measures prompting anger from U.S. President Donald Trump. A month later, the Justice Department opened an antitrus...
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Tesla sigue ganando adeptos en China con matriculaciones récord

(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc. siguió ganando adeptos en China el mes pasado, y las matriculaciones de sus vehículos eléctricos saltaron a un récord en el mayor mercado del mundo a medida que el repunte de coronavirus remitía.En junio, se matricularon en el país 14.976 Teslas fabricados en China, según datos de la Red de Información Automotriz de China, una agencia estatal. Esto supone un incremento del 32% respecto a mayo y la mayor cifra mensual hasta la fecha para el fabricante de automóviles, que...
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Apple redesigns iPhone home screen, adds translation app

By Mark Gurman, Bloomberg Apple will make the most drastic changes to the iPhone home screen since the product’s release in 2007 as part of a software update expected later this year. The new home screen allows users to place widgets that sit between the typical grid of apps, Apple said Monday at a virtual conference for developers. The widgets present information from an app, such as the weather or a calendar, that updates throughout the day and can be set to varying sizes. The new software wil...
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BMW cuts outlook, sees coronavirus pain lasting all year

BMW AG expects the coronavirus pandemic to hit demand and earnings throughout this year, prompting the German automaker to cut its profitability forecast for passenger cars following a drop in first-quarter deliveries.
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BMW cuts outlook, expects coronavirus impact to last all year

BMW AG on Wednesday said the impact of the coronavirus will likely hurt demand and profit throughout the year, forcing the German automaker to lower its profit outlook for passenger cars following a slowdown in first-quarter deliveries.
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BMW reports first-quarter profit rise as coronavirus saps demand

BMW AG on Wednesday reported a 133% rise in first-quarter profit, due to the absence of a one-off provision in the year-earlier period, but said the impact of the coronavirus could erode demand and profit.
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German Aid to Companies Speeds Up With $11.6 Billion in Requests

(Bloomberg) -- Germany’s efforts to limit the economic damage from a prolonged coronavirus shutdown are gathering steam, as aid applications pour in and officials seek a path to restart all-important auto production.Under a government program aimed to providing strapped businesses with financial liquidity, 2,500 companies have requested a total of 10.6 billion euros ($11.6 billion) in aid, according to state development bank KfW.“In such a situation, in which companies are really experiencing a ...
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The BMW Concept i4 gets us closer to what’s coming in 2021

BMW unveiled Tuesday a concept version of its upcoming i4, an all-electric four-door Gran Coupe with an estimated EPA range of 270 miles and the ability to produce 530 horsepower, pushing it past its high-performance M3 combustion vehicle. The i4 concept vehicle, which was unveiled online because the Geneva International Motor Show was cancelled due to the coronavirus, is slated to enter production in 2021. BMW has been talking about and teasing what would follow its i3 electric vehicle for awhi...
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Austria’s Kurz Praises Green Pact as Blueprint for Germany

(Bloomberg) -- Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz expects the German Christian Democrats to follow his lead and forge a coalition with the Greens in Europe’s largest nation.Kurz, a 33 year-old conservative who teamed up with the Greens in Austria three weeks ago, said in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that he hopes the era of “grand coalitions” between mainstream conservatives and Social Democrat parties was over in Europe. Instead he saw new con...
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BMW says being investigated by U.S. SEC

German automaker BMW AG said on Monday it was being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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BMW says it's being investigated by U.S. SEC

German automaker BMW AG said on Monday it was being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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These Are the Big Brexit Battles Ahead

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.As Brexit enters its final phase, the European Union is preparing to navigate the most complex negotiation in its history: its future relationship with Britain.It promises to be an even bigger and more complicated fight than the political skirmishes over the U.K.’s decision to leave, with everything from trade to security cooperation up for discussion. A deal will require the approval of the remaining 2...
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BMW locks up 10.2 billion euro battery order ahead of EV onslaught

BMW announced Thursday it will spend more than 10 billion euros ($11.07 billion) on battery cells from Chinese battery cell manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co and Samsung SDI. The deal comes just days after BMW unveiled its first purely electric premium mid-size sedan called the i4. The all-electric sedan, which won’t be available until 2021, is powered by the company’s fifth-generation eDrive platform and part of the company’s upcoming onslaught of EVs. BMW’s original deal with CAT...
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BMW locks up €10.2 billion battery order ahead of EV onslaught

BMW announced Thursday it will spend more than €10 billion euros ($11.07 billion) on battery cells from Chinese battery cell manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. and Samsung SDI. The deal comes just days after BMW unveiled its first purely electric premium mid-size sedan, called the i4. The all-electric sedan, which won’t be available until 2021, is powered by the company’s fifth-generation eDrive platform and part of the company’s upcoming onslaught of EVs. BMW’s original deal with ...
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Trump weighs six-month window for EU, Japan to curb U.S. auto sales

President Donald Trump will give the EU and Japan 180 days to agree to a deal that would “limit or restrict” imports into the U.S. of automobiles and their parts in return for delaying new auto tariffs, according to a draft executive order seen by Bloomberg. According to the order, which people familiar with the matter say Trump is expected to sign this week, the administration has determined that imports of cars into the U.S. present a threat to national security because they have hurt domestic...
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China EV Startup Is Said to Seek $500 Million in Fundraising

FAW, China’s third-largest automaker, is scheduled to sign an agreement within weeks to inject about $100 million into the car maker, the people said, asking not to be named because the matter is private. Byton aims to bring in a total of about $500 million from its latest round of fundraising, which would value the company at more than $2.5 billion, the people said. The deal would help Byton, led by former BMW AG and Nissan Motor Co. managers, join the growing number of Chinese electric-car s...
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BMW faces $1.6 billion fine over antitrust claim

BMW AG said it's likely to take a charge exceeding €1 billion ($1.6b) related to the European Union's investigation into German automakers allegedly colluding to delay the rollout of cleaner-emission cars.The provision will drag... [Author: [email protected]]
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Microsoft teams up with BMW for the IoT-focused Open Manufacturing Platform

Car companies are making big investments in technology to help ensure that they are not cut out of the next generation of transportation and automotive manufacturing, and today came the latest development in that trend. The BMW Group and Microsoft announced they would team up in a new effort called the Open Manufacturing Platform, aimed at developing and encouraging more collaborative IoT development in the manufacturing sector, focusing on smart factory solutions and building standards to devel...
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz lower prices in China after VAT drop

BMW AG and Mercedes-Benz said on Saturday they will lower their prices in China, after the government announced it will reduce the country's value-added tax (VAT) starting on April 1.
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BMW is biggest U.S. automotive exporter by value for fifth year

Germany's automaker BMW AG said on Friday it was the biggest U.S. automotive exporter by value for the fifth consecutive year, with exports totaling over $8.4 billion in 2018.
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BMW Group & Daimler AG Partner For Autonomous Driving Technology

The partnership will focus on next-generation autonomous technology.  BMW and Daimler say they may partner with other companies along the way. The BMW Group and Daimler AG are partnering for a number of autonomous driving initiatives. The companies say they are looking to advance the development of next-generation driver assistance systems and autonomous driving, including up to SAE Level 4. Both have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop this and other new technologies relat...
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Facebook, Airbus and BMW Tackle the Future: DLD Show Update

The upbeat slogan belies the more critical tone to the proceedings as attendees and consumers realize the darker side of tech’s biggest companies. Issues like regulation, privacy, fake news and the rise of xenophobic nationalism will highlight the second day, as executives such as Facebook Inc.’s Sheryl Sandberg and BMW AG’s Harald Krueger take the stage. Time stamps are local for Munich.
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