BMW To Electrify Its Entire Lineup

BMW To Electrify Its Entire Lineup | 10/02/13
by Zachary Shahan

There have been some chuckles about the BMW i3, but it seems clear that BMW is actually quite serious about the assertions that electric vehicles are the future, and that it is enthusiastically jumping into that future.

BMW has actually now stated that it intends to make plug-in hybrid electric versions of every single car it builds.

BMW X5 eDrive SUV
BMW X5 eDrive SUV

The first two are of course the BMW i3 and BMW i8. Next will be the BMW X5 eDrive SUV.

What held BMW up until now? Battery pack issues, according to BMW’s head of production line for large vehicles, Peter Wolf. But, with those apparently out of the way, they ”are planning to have a plug-in hybrid [vehicle] in each and every model series.”

Better torque, better fuel economy, fewer problems and less maintenance… there are a lot of reasons to shift to electric.

This article, BMW To Electrify Its Entire Lineup, is syndicated from Clean Technica and is posted here with permission.

About the Author

Zachary Shahan is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he’s the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he’s the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

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