BMW will develop electric cars with a power reserve of 700 kilometersMarch 21, 2018
BMW in the next eight years will release 12 models with a fully electric power plant, and about the same number of hybrid innovations
By 2025, BMW plans to produce 25 serial electrified models. This became known during the annual report conference of the concern in Munich. Of these, 12 will be equipped with fully electric power units. The power reserve of the cars will be about 700 km. In turn, hybrids will be able to drive exclusively on electric traction up to 100 km.
The plans of the German brand this year to implement around the world about 140 thousand cars with electrified power plants, by the end of next year in the plans of BMW to bring to the roads at least 1.5 million hybrids and electric cars.
Already this year, the German company will begin mass production of the hybrid roadster i8, presented at the motor show in Los Angeles. The power unit includes a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with a capacity of 231 hp and a 143-horsepower electric motor. The units allow the sports car to accelerate from place to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, and the maximum speed is limited to 250 km per hour.
In 2019, the MINI brand owned by BMW will launch its first production electric car, to which two or three plug-in hybrids will be added in the same year. A year later BMW will present an electric modification of the X3 crossover. In 2021 the Germans will release a new generation electric car, which at the moment is known as iNext.
Starting in 2021, electric cars of the Bavarian brand will be equipped with a third-level autopilot. In the same year, testing of vehicles equipped with unmanned systems of the fourth and fifth levels will begin.