BMW has a mixed electric history, as it spearheaded the sector with pure EV models like the i3 and i8, at that point decided to concentrate on plug-in hybrids instead. Presently, in a significant redo of its lineup, the automaker has reported that it will offer completely electric versions of its standard 5 Series, 7 Series and X1 vehicles. “In ten years, the goal is to have a total of more than seven million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads — around two thirds of them with a fully-electric drivetrain,” the organization wrote in an official statement (by means of Autoblog).
All vehicles in those classes will be offered with full electric, plug-in hybrid and gas-just (in addition to diesel in Europe) with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. BMW plans to have 25 electric models by 2023 with half being completely electric. “The objective is to reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles by 40 percent per kilometer driven,” BMW stated, in accordance with EU rules requiring 37.5 percent lower emissions by 2030.
BMW said it’s taking different measures to diminish emanations, such as picking providers dependent on their carbon impression, naturally changing module half breeds to all-electric mode in urban communities and tying official rewards to discharge decreases.
By one year from now, BMW will offer five pure EVs, including the BMW i3, Mini Cooper SE, BMW iX3, MBW iNext and the BMW i4. President Oliver Zipse said the electric 7 series will show up with the next generation 7 Series, yet he didn’t give hard dates for 5 Series or X1 EVs.