BMW Will Offer 25 Electrified Models by 2025
The fifth generation of storage and powertrain technology is set to provide up to 700 kilometres of range for all-electric vehicles and up to 100 kilometres for plug-in hybrid models.
As set out in its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group is committed to playing a key role in tomorrow’s mobility and is investing substantially in new technologies. Against this background, the Group can report after the first three quarters that it remains firmly on track to complete a highly successful financial year 2017.
Through sustainable profitability, the BMW Group is strengthening the position of Germany as a centre of expertise and driver of innovation for tomorrow’s mobility and technologies. As the world’s leading provider of premium mobility, the BMW Group always focuses on the needs and desires of its customers and is continuing its ground-breaking work on the four ACEStopics (Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Services/Shared).
«We are resolutely doing things the BMW way, keeping our promises and raising the bar for our own ambitious targets,» stated Harald Krüger in Munich on Tuesday. «We are investing substantially in tomorrow’s mobility, enabling us to maintain our leading position of innovation and sustainable employment. In this way, we remain a dependable partner for society, policymakers and the environment as well as one of the most attractive employers worldwide.”
The BMW Group is currently investing 400 million euros in the large-scale expansion of its Research and Innovation centre (FIZ) in Munich to create an innovative working environment for around 5,000 employees by 2019. Additionally, from 2021 onwards, the BMW iNEXT will set new standards in terms of electric mobility, automated driving and connectivity, thereby further enhancing the Dingolfing production plant. As the BMW Group’s centre of competence for electric mobility, Plant Dingolfing already supplies components to the company’s production network.
In the third quarter, the first employees moved to the new Autonomous Driving Campus near Munich and are now working there hand in hand with partners from Intel and Mobileye on the continued development of autonomous driving. With Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as well as Delphi, Continental and Magna, four additional partners are already collaborating to create a non-exclusive platform for autonomous driving. «These developments underline the success story that has been evolving over the past year with the unique cooperation arrangements and provide additional impetus to embark on the next steps,» said Krüger.
With its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group has shown its clear technological focus on electric mobility, digitalisation and autonomous driving. By 2025, the BMW Group intends to offer 25 models across all of its brands, featuring either all-electric propulsion or plug-in hybrid solutions. The fifth generation of storage and powertrain technology is set to provide up to 700 kilometres of range for all-electric vehicles and up to 100 kilometres for plug-in hybrid models.