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BMW plans to release 25 electric or hybrid vehicles by 2023

By Polycount ยท 9 replies
Jun 25, 2019
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  1. Traditional ICE car manufacturers are increasingly looking to expand their electric car line-ups, and BMW is no different. In the past, the carmaker promised to deliver 25 electric-powered vehicle models to the public by 2025. These cars will range from SUVs to luxury sedans and sports cars.

    That's definitely great news for EV enthusiasts, but 2025 is still quite a ways off, which probably dampened the excitement a bit. It seems BMW recognizes that its previous plan was a bit conservative because the company today announced that it will be moving its promise up by two years. Now, the carmaker says it will deliver 25 new electric car models by 2023.

    To be clear, not all of these vehicles will be fully electric -- "over half" will fall into that category, but the rest will likely be hybrid vehicles that use both gas and electricity to get around.

    So, what caused BMW to move its plans up so significantly? Apparently, growing electric vehicle sales are what spurred the decision. BMW board chairman Harald Kruger said the company will "[double]" its EV sales by 2021, which will probably lead to increased investment in that part of its business.

    We don't know exactly what BMW's planned 25 car models will consist of, but you can safely expect quite a bit of variety. BMW is going to want to appeal to as many different customers as possible to ensure its plans are profitable in the end.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,479   +3,037

    Is that in total?
     
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  3. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Guru Posts: 418   +419

    Hahahahaha.

    Electric has never been their priority. Really seems forced at this point. Just wanting a bulletpoint to keep up with the electric trend.
     
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,479   +3,037

    I fear their priority is again to make the grill bigger. It's like their chief designer is ex-dentist.
     
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  5. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 902   +499

    25 vehicles? They'll sell fast.
     
  6. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 902   +499

    Actually, a lot of the car manufacturers are jumping on electric cars because of the huge market demand in China. Many of them have even moved their manufacturing to China. I guess the rest of the world will get models based on their experiences of building them for the Chinese market.
    Hmm, I wonder how much of the data collected by electric vehicles will be sent to or secretly recorded by the Chinese.
     
  7. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,400   +3,793

    Just my personal opinion but I think electric vehicles will be a lot more accepted if they stop making the vehicles so radically different. If they use the same body style, etc. and simply put the electric device in place of the standard motor it might find more acceptance. I have found quite a few around me that want electric without it being obvious to everyone else .... a sort of Closet Environmentalist movement ......
     
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  8. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Guru Posts: 418   +419

    Who cares?
     
  9. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 902   +499

    But .. But ... privacy and rights and ... and stuff!

    [This message was sent from my Huawei phone]
     
  10. netman

    netman TS Addict Posts: 322   +102

    25 cars by 2023!!!? Impossible....The most they can do is 5 if that many...

    This is just a sales tactic aimed at current BMW owners to wait till 2023 and buy these new cars...
     

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