BMW, a German luxury car manufacturer announced on its NEXTGen event in Munich the scheduling of its 25 electrified vehicles.
As BMW slowly veers away from the typical auto format, it will invest more in events where the company can establish, series of new cars as well as new technologies. Although before, the vehicle company scheduled its kickoff in 2025, but they said it will offer these 25 vehicles at an earlier time, 2023.
Klaus Fröhlich, BMW’s Chief of Engineering noted that BMW will continue to offer a full range of vehicles that ranges from fully-electric to hybrids and standard combustion-engine powered cars for the future’s security.
“We are moving up a gear in the transformation towards sustainable mobility, thereby making our company fit for the future: Over the past two years, we have consistently taken numerous decisions that we are now bringing to the roads,” stated by Harald Krüger, BMW CEO. “By 2021, we will have doubled our sales of electrified vehicles compared with 2019.” He added.
BMW waits in anticipation that its electrified car sales will continue to grow by more than 30 percent per year up to 2025. Undeniably, the company hopes to have roughly a half a billion fully-electric or plug-in hybrids sold by the end of 2019. Though, it was admitted by the CEO that it’s a tough goal. In addition to that, they have plans to power all of its plants with renewable energy from next year onward.
There are over 150,000 units traveling as of June 25, 2019. In delivering great upgrades for the next few years, the i3 will be joined by a fully-electric Mini, iX3 and then the i4 and iNext.
In provision, the hybrid plug-in will also include a new feature tool that will make driving these units in cities ban combustion engines: BMW eDrive Zones. It automatically detects when you enter a zone where only electric vehicles are allowed and switch it to running on batteries until you leave.