BMW will of­fer 12 elec­tric cars by 2025

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LON­DON: BMW con­firmed in a state­ment that it would of­fer 25 elec­tri­fied ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing 12 full elec­tric ve­hi­cles (EV) by 2025.

The com­pany’s CEO Har­ald Krueger con­firmed the news in a brief­ing with jour­nal­ists in Mu­nich, adding that the elec­tric cars will have a range of 700 km.

A new four-door elec­tric car po­si­tioned above the i3 was un­veiled at the Frank­furt Mo­tor Show this week.

“We will be in­creas­ing the share of elec­tri­fied mod­els across all brands and model series. And, yes, that also in­cludes the Rolls-Royce brand and BMW M ve­hi­cles,” Krueger said. An elec­tric Mini which will be launched in 2019 was also dis­played at Frank­furt.

Con­sumer de­mand for the i3, which was launched in 2013, has been slug­gish due to con­cerns about its lim­ited driv­ing range and high price.

But with the new reg­u­la­tions com­ing into force, au­tomak­ers have lit­tle op­tion but to make elec­tric cars more ap­peal­ing, es­pe­cially as con­sumers shy away from diesel.

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