CALSTART News Center -- BMW, Volvo to Offer Natural Gas Models in ‘96,
February 20, 1996
Gothenburg, Sweden and Munich, Germany — BMW and Volvo have announced they will both be selling compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered cars in 1996, reports Automotive International. BMW is already selling two models, the 316 and 518, that have a $4,700 option available to enable the cars to run on either gasoline or natural gas. The two fuels may be switched on-the-fly. Volvo’s bi-fuel 850 will also be available in right-hand-drive models for the United Kingdom, a country that has CNG refueling stations strategically placed to enable drivers to cross the entire length of the country.
CALSTART News Center-- CALSTART Connects with BMW , March/April/May 1995
Partnering Opportunities Explored Between BMW and California Advanced Transportation Technology Companies. One of the world's leading automakers, BMW, joined with CALSTART April 21 to host a unique workshop designed to explore the leading-edge technologies now coming to market for environmental vehicles and find ways to work together to speed development. The BMW/CALSTART workshop brought together more than 90 top executives from nearly 50 companies across California, the U.S., Canada, and Germany, to cooperatively assess environmental vehicle technologies and network about the future. The goal was to form business partnerships to tap the best technologies.
Detroit Free Press -- BMW to boost U.S. production S.C. plant to build luxury sport-utility,
March 12, 1998
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Bayerische Motoren Werke says it will hire 500 workers and boost the output at its only North American assembly plant by late next year, when it begins production of a car-like sport-utility vehicle. The German luxury automaker's $600-million plant in Spartanburg now employs 2,000 and makes about 50,000...