The future of BMW? In a word, electric.
The German automaker, known for its incredibly popular sports sedans, debuted the all-electric i Vision Dynamics concept car at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month. The zero-emission, all-electric 4-door vehicle will sit between the current i3 and i8 offerings in its EV lineup — a lineup the company has big plans for.
The carmaker says that it’ll have a total of 25 electrified vehicles by 2025, with 12 of those being fully electric cars. On its website, BMW states, “The company’s next generation vehicle architecture will enable further fully-electric vehicles.” That means every model, from an all-electric MINI to the 2018 i8 Roadster — will set the stage for a cutting-edge future.
“Electro-mobility has reached the heart of our brand,” BMW board member Klaus Frolich said at the motor show, according to WIRED. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are prepared to strike.”
The all-electric BMW X3 has been announced for 2020, and the BMW iNEXT is due in 2021.
The carmaker offers a wide range of electrified vehicles — with nine models already on the market. These range from the full-electric BMW i3 to the company’s newest electrified model, the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, a plug-in hybrid version of the MINI Countryman.
The company has committed to selling 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017 and will have a total of 200,000 electrified vehicles on the roads by the end of the year.
Electrifying news, indeed.