BMW and Tesla Met to Discuss Possible Collaboration

BMW has confirmed that they met with Tesla earlier this week at the company’s California headquarters. While we don’t know exactly what was discussed, The conversation seemed to include everything from Tesla’s Supercharger quick charge system to the generation proliferation of EVs in large markets.

With Tesla open-sourcing all of their patents earlier this week, it’s not hard to imagine BMW integrating some of that technology (or at least interfacing with the Supercharger network) in future cars. It would give the i3 (and other future all electric cars) an immediate boost in terms of charging infrastructure both here and in Europe.

Via the Verge

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  • lavardera

    It makes sense that they collaborate. Telsa’s strategy of starting with elite super-car models, then working their way down to mass market as they gain scale with their drive train makes a lot of sense, for a start up. BMW has been able to leverage their existing scale to jump right into (or at least closer to) the mass market for evs. Tesla would be so lucky to get some info back.

  • BimmerFile_Michael

    Tesla has begun to setup super chargers in Germany… I am sure it caught BMW’s attention (because it has caught mine- see below) as of May 2014 Superchargers in Germany (Wilnsdorf, Bad Rappenau, Aichstetten and Jettingen), Switzerland (Lully), Austria (St. Anton) and the Netherlands (Zevenaar and Oosterhout) connect Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich. They also connect the German network to Amsterdam, Zurich, and Innsbruck. In the Netherlands, energized routes connect Amsterdam to Cologne and Brussels, and in Switzerland the stations connect Zurich and Geneva.

    100 percent of the German population will be covered by the end of the year.

    This is substantial in providing fast and viable network of chargers- BUT Tesla offers significantly more range than any BMW offering at this time but the i3 REx is close.

  • Rakesh Prajapat

    Awesome Post, It would give the i3 (and other future all electric cars) an immediate boost in terms of charging infrastructure both here and in Europe. Really Tesla has begun to setup super chargers in Germany. I think that is100 percent of the German population will be covered by the end of the year. get here more details about this technology based cars. http://www.sagmart.com/category/Automobiles/Cars