BMW’s New Hybrid Vehicle With a 100-km All-Electric Range Is on the Way

BMW’s line-up will be supplemented by a plug-in hybrid with a 100-km all-electric range.

In parallel with several electric vehicles, including the BMW i4 and BMW iNext, the Bavarians are developing a new plug-in hybrid with a 100-km power all-electric range. It was reported by Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management, BMW.

BMW’s New Hybrid Vehicle With a 100-km All-Electric Range Is on the Way photo 2

Pieter Nota did not disclose any details about the new vehicle, only having said that the company's engineers continue to work on hybrid powertrains with plug-ins. BMW plans to release 12 hybrid models by the end of 2020 and much more in the future.

BMW considers hybrids very promising. It is expected that sales of electrified models will account for 15-25% of the brand’s global sales by 2025. The 25% mark is planned to be reached in Europe next year. By 2030, hybrids should account for 50% of European sales.

According to Nota, plug-in hybrids offer «the best of both worlds» – short trips on electric power and long ones without recharging. They are ideal for people who only have one car and drive to work using battery power, rarely traveling long distances.

BMW’s New Hybrid Vehicle With a 100-km All-Electric Range Is on the Way photo 3

Unlike some automakers that focus exclusively on electric cars, BMW plans to offer several powertrain options. For example, the next-generation BMW 7 Series will be available with traditional internal combustion engine, as well as with hybrid and electric powertrains.

Pieter Nota also said that BMW would launch a hybrid rewards program in the near future. Owners of hybrids will earn points for each «electric» kilometer, which can be exchanged for rewards. In all likelihood, the rewards mean benefits that encourage more driving on electricity.

Related News

Sign up or log in to post a comment