BMWchairman:‘Ourtop priorityiselectricmob ility’
Harald Krüger says not many companies can match the German company’s scale of technology and flexibility
Jil Mcintosh ing as long as there’s gas in the tank. They’re pricier than conventional cars, and some argue that they’re merely a halfway measure until longrange batteries become commonplace, but Krüger thinks they’ll stick around.
“If the infrastructure (for public recharging) isn’t there, this is the proper choice,” he said. “If you’re living in Canada and travelling long distances every day, you’re depending on the engine because you might not have the electricity available. And in future, if cities have a ban (on gasoline vehicles downtown), you can drive to the city border on gasoline and then enter on purely electric.
“The business is changing and there are so many transformations, and it’s exciting to work on the sustainability of the future.”
BMW board chairman Harald Krþger in front of the iVision Dynamics at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.