Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

0

BMW invests in Canadian company involved in EV vehicles

By PetrolHead on 26 Jul 2012

Attached Image

I've got a bit of business news to report. Looks like BMW has big plans for its 'i' sub-branding. The German automaker has recently invested in one Coulomb Technologies, a company based in California that provides electric-vehicle charging stations and software.

Attached Image: 2_BMW_i_OOO.jpg

Besides BMW, Coulomb technologies has development agreements with General Motors, Ford, Nissan and the luxury hybrid maker, Fisker.

Attached Image: BMW_i_launch_06s.jpg

Coulomb's ChargePoint operates EV charging stations in more than 14 countries, including the US and provide EV customers, dealers and manufacturers with a range of cloud-based services. The services include charging station locations, payments processing and monitoring of energy use and costs.

Attached Image

As you might be aware BMW will be launching its "i" sub brand that will focus solely on EV's starting next year starting with the battery-powered i3 city car.

Interestingly among the latest investors in Coulomb is Toyota TsushO, a member of the Toyota Group. Recently BMW and Toyota signed a MOU to co-develop cars, so is a Toyota based i3 or a EV Yaris or iQ on the way?

Time will tell.

electric car, other news, europe and 7 more...

Viewed: 785 times

Related Blog Posts
PetrolHead
Written by PetrolHead
A passionate motoring enthusiast since little, Akram's articles gives alternative insights on the latest motoring news.



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
“I, Halimah Yacob, having been elected as President of the Republic of Singapore, do solemnly swe...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Honda has given its very popular crossover, the HR-V/Vezel, a new special edition. It gets news c...
Photo
Porsche is unleashing a limited-run 911 Turbo S into the world called the Exclusive Series Coupe....
Photo
Earlier this week, we reported that Subaru is preparing to launch a BRZ that has been breathed on...
Photo
The popular Toyota Harrier is about to get a refresh and images of the facelifted car has been le...
Photo
Could this be Citroen's all new C3 Aircross? Thanks to Autoweek.nl, the exterior design of th...
   Lifestyle Articles