BMW is designing an all-electric variant of their 5 Series and 7 Series sedans as well as their entry-level X1 Crossover, the corporation revealed on Monday as it outlined a renewed attempt to reduce its total pollution.
This ensures that almost all of the most successful cars from the German luxury car manufacturer would soon have all-electric models. A full-electric variant of the 3 Series, the most common BMW car in the U.S., has already been spotted in camouflage tests and the forthcoming BMW i4 is supposed to integrate into the 4 Series line-up. The company announced the iX3 production earlier this month, the all-electric variant of its top-selling X3 SUV. BMW has introduced the iNext SUV which looks identical to the significantly larger X5.
BMW won’t always market such all-electric models, to be sure. The organization will also allow electric solutions which are gas-powered, mild electric and plug-in. Yet BMW states that for the next 10 years it is aiming to reduce the total volume of CO2 that its cars emit by at least one percent. Until then, the corporation expects that more than 7 million BMW Group “electrified” cars (including those from companies such as Mini) would be on the market, including only 4.6 million all-electric vehicles. (Currently the business produces about 2,5 million automobiles annually.)
BMW says that it is now working to build the “most sustainable supply chain industry wide” for its electric cars, including convincing its new battery manufacturer to commit exclusively to use “100 % green power.” Chairman Oliver Zipse stated that the organization has established a “detailed ten-year plan with annual interim goals for the timeframe up to 2030″ and that BMW ” will report on our progress every year and measure ourselves against these targets.”
“I firmly believe the fight against climate change and how we use resources will decide the future of our society — and of the BMW Group. As a premium car company, it is our ambition to lead the way in sustainability. That is why we are taking responsibility here and now and making these issues central to our future strategic direction,” Zipse said in a statement.
Unlike the other established manufacturers, BMW is struggling to get ahead of Europe and China’s stringent pollution regulations. Some European countries have outright prohibition on internal combustion vehicles. Formerly seen as one of the leaders of electric vehicle rooms, the business gradually doubled down on internal combustion vehicles. Since then, the German automaker has not only lost market share but is now one of the companies most actively impacted by Tesla ‘s growth, since Elon Musk also sought the same wealthy customers that BMW covets.