Electric BMW 3 Series, X4 as well as Mini inside pipeline
Source : Electric BMW 3 Series, X4 as well as Mini inside pipeline
BMW is actually to extend its electric car line-up outside of its i sub-brand; designs slated to receive a zero-emissions variant include the 3 Series, X4 as well as Mini Cooper
Citing sources close to BMW chairman Harald Krüger, Handelsblatt says the German car maker has developed a brand-new style strategy in which will result in a selected number of regular production designs offered with pure-electric drive systems. This specific is actually part of a push to head off competition by Tesla as well as BMW’s traditional premium brand rivals, which include Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz as well as, Volkswagen.
BMW’s brand-new electric designs are reportedly planned to be sold by the end of 2018, alongside dedicated electric propelled designs by the six-year-old i brand, including the recently upgraded i3,.
The move to add electrically powered versions of the 3 Series, X4 as well as Mini Cooper to its line-up can be seen as an admission by BMW in which its earlier strategy of basing dedicated i brand designs around expensive carbonfibre as well as aluminium platforms as a means of reducing weight over traditional steel structures has failed.
Together with carbon developing company SGL, BMW has invested heavily in raising global carbonfibre production to meet volumes required for the production of the i3 as well as its i8 hybrid sportscar.
Details of BMW’s brand-new electric car strategy will be tabled by Krüger at a BMW board meeting scheduled for the end of September. The timing of This specific meeting means BMW will likely make its brand-new electric car plans official at the Paris motor show.
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