BMW will continue to produce electric cars i3 and i3s until 2024December 14, 2019
Most likely, the company will update the battery and for now leave the popular model in its lineup. But already in 2024, the model can go down in history forever. There will be no direct successor.
BMW decided to continue manufacturing i3 electric cars until 2024. But the company will have to upgrade the car to maintain competitiveness. The compact hatchback was the first serious step of the brand towards electrification. Despite the fact that it has never been sold in large quantities, demand remains stable.
Currently, i3 is sold with a 42.2 kWh battery, which provides up to 310 km of WLTP cycle. At the time of the launch of the first version of the BMW i3, it was equipped with a 22 kW * hour battery. In 2016, the capacity was increased to 33.2 kW * hours. Now all BMW i3 models come with a 42.2 kWh battery after the brand’s recent decision to discontinue the Range Extender with ICE as a generator in Europe.
According to preliminary information, in 2020 the company will again increase battery capacity. This will allow the company to increase attractiveness among other competitors.
In 2024, the BMW i3 is likely to leave the company’s line forever. By that time, the Bavarians will have released a whole line of new electric cars and hybrids: the fully electric 1st series, the long-awaited i4, iX3 and iNext.
Meanwhile, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is seen in winter trials. There is no data yet when the official presentation of the car will be held, but it is already known that the new generation is positioned as the 2021 model.
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