BMWchair­man:‘Our­top pri­or­i­tyis­e­lec­tric­mob il­ity’

Har­ald Krüger says not many com­pa­nies can match the Ger­man com­pany’s scale of tech­nol­ogy and flex­i­bil­ity

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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.

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