Currently reading: BMW accelerates electrification programme
The firm aims to bring 25 electrified vehicles to market in the next four years
James Attwood, digital editor
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25 June 2019

BMW is speeding up its ambitious electrification programme, bringing forward its goal of launching 25 electrified models – more than half of which will be fully electric – from 2025 to 2023.

The German firm says that it has accelerated the programme due to the growth of electrified vehicle sales, which it projects will increase by more than 30% per year between now and 2025. BMW chairman Harald Krüger says that, by 2021, the firm will double its electrified vehicle sales compared with this year.

BMW has invested in a flexible vehicle architecture that accommodates fully electric, plug-in hybrid and combustion-engine powertrains, and Krüger says this is key to being able to advance its electrification plans.

The firm will launch plug-in hybrid versions of the new 3 Series in saloon and estate forms, and has also unveiled PHEV versions of the 7 Series, X3 and X5, with the X1, 5 Series and 2 Series Active Tourer due to get similar powertrains in the future.

BMW is also putting the finishing touches to an electric iX3 SUV and the new Mini Electric. At a Next Gen event in Munich today, it launched the BMW Vision M Next, previewing a high-performance plug-in hybrid two-seater. BMW’s Motorrad bike division also previewed a Vision DC Roadster electric bike.

“Our vision is clear: sustainable mobility, produced in a sustainable manner,” said Krüger, adding that BMW is aiming to only buy electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

The firm has also announced that it will trial new BMW eDrive Zone technology, which will be offered as standard in plug-in hybrids it sells from 2020. The system will use geofencing technology in cities that feature ‘green zones’ where only emission-free driving is allowed, with the car automatically switching to pure electric mode when it enters such zones.

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NoPasaran 25 June 2019

BMW accelerates

Own demise 

xxxx 25 June 2019

More than half by 2023?

MINI, i3 SUV,  emmmm that leaves 11 more in 4 and a half years. good luck with that PR promise

lambo58 25 June 2019

The vision is just cut and

The vision is just cut and posted from the first and only visionary who really meant it and not just more PR bollocks from their PR department.

The fact that the German majors are all in industrial trouble speaks volumes.

The original visionary in case you dont realize is Elon Musk

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