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BMW Wants Half of Global Sales to Be Electric by 2030

The electric vehicle revolution is raging, and automakers are making impressive strides toward an all-electric era. The BMW Group is in the thick of it. Currently, the most recent plans are to electrify half of the new fleet by 2030.

BMW Electric Vehicles by 2030

In a recent press release to report on the company’s global sales, the company revealed its plans to make its global sales for EVs 50% by 2030. In the first phase of implementing this plan, BMW will deliver to the market over two million EVs by 2025. Existing EVs, like the BMW i4 and iX, will form a significant portion of these vehicles in addition to new models like the Mini Countryman EV and the BMW i7, i5, and iX1.

Reasons for Shifting to EVS

Regarding internal combustion vehicles, BMW plans to produce what customers demand. However, the majority of these gas-powered cars won’t still be in production by 2025.

The shift to EVs is driven by the goal of reducing the CO2 footprint by manufacturing vehicles that use green energy. EV battery manufacturers will play a crucial role by improving cell chemistry and energy storage systems. On its part, BMW will promote the use of recycled materials to manufacture their EVs in a move to combat the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. The company is embracing a “secondary first” policy meaning recycled materials will be used wherever possible.

BMW’s Future Plans

According to the company’s chief executive officer (CEO), Oliver Zipse, BMW may accelerate its shift to all-electric vehicles faster than planned in response to customer demands. The company hasn’t sent a specific date to end production of internal combustion engine vehicles.

BMWs global sales in the first half of 2022 were 75,891 fully electric MINI and BMW vehicles. These figures are double the company’s all-electric sales in the same period last year.   This impressive growth emphasizes the rise in demand for the company’s pure electric new cars and the need to focus on electromobility to attain BMW’s  50% all-electric vehicles by 2030

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America’s First BMW Future Lab

BMW has long been considered to be the premier luxury vehicle manufacturer across the world, and throughout the company’s history, innovation and creativity have been at the forefront of everything they do. That’s as true as it ever was as they’ve just announced the opening of the BMW Future Lab. 

A Real Need for Innovation

Creating a solid innovation process is more important than ever. With the future of vehicles clearly moving toward EVs, BMW has realized just how important plowing forward is. To that end, in 2016, the company opened its first innovation lab at its Financial Services’ UK headquarters. At that time the lab was primarily developed to draw in start-ups that were just beginning with fresh ideas, talent, and new technologies to hasten the development of products and push them to market faster. The final aim was to enhance customer satisfaction, dismantle barriers that young drivers face when wanting to purchase new vehicles, and revolutionize ways in which customers can insure their vehicles.

After the progress in 2016, BMW worked to grow the program in 2017 and revealed more options across the globe. In 2018, Tokyo was the site of the Japan Innovation Lab. A Collaboration Lab was held in Columbus, Ohio, the same year. COVID-19, though, pushed much of that to a virtual lab setting. 

On Friday, June 3, BMW opened another piece of this puzzle in Chicago – the “BMW Future Lab.” It was a pop-up, but the goal was to show how sustainable this brand has become and where it’s headed. There were a number of different stations with which visitors could interact on display at the Chicago Yacht Club. 

The current Future Lab will play a critical role in the company.  Over the past 5 years, the innovation Lab has become a key feature of advances for BMW. The lab has continued to make developments in product offering, technology, service design, and improved car financing. BMW has continued to set the pace for innovation in the automotive industry but it wants to do more and embrace the next wave of mobility for its customers. 

Some of the contributions from previous labs include the following:

  • Wrisk: An app that offers real-time control for vehicle, home, and travel insurance. 
  • CONCIERGE: A chat-bot creator that enables one-to-one marketing to simplify business and customer interaction. 
  • Drover: A platform that helps to bridge the gaps that so often occur between longer lease providers and short-term car rental companies. It means flexibility and easy access for customers. 

These innovations speak to the many needs of BMW customers, and thanks to the new Future lab, it’s possible that so much more will come out of this unique approach, particularly with BMW electric production goals of having more than 7 million EVs on the road in the next seven years.

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BMW iX is Making Waves

BMW is at the top of its game when it comes to EVs – and to acknowledge this, one only needs to test drive the BMW iX. The iX is the new flagship EV for BMW, and while it may not appear grandiose from the exterior, it is a solidly built EV with many high-tech features.

INTEGRATING ELECTRIFICATION

Rather than build a standalone EV, BMW has decided to integrate the i-drive electrification into all its mainstream models. Besides the BMW electric sports activity vehicle, there is an i4 sedan, an iX3 EV SUV, and numerous other electrified models to come soon – all designed to compete with its archrival – Mercedes. With such serious competition ahead, let us look at the iX.

WE LIKE THE LOOK

First, the BMW electric sports activity vehicle is visually attractive and has great aesthetics – to each their own, but we like the look. The huge grille is flashy and dominates the front. Besides the bold narrow face, the overall appearance is chiseled with a tapered beltline and a relatively large rear overhang. Secondly, depending on the version of iX you purchase, you will get between 340-392 miles in range, which is not bad, considering that most luxury EVs only offer up to 300 miles

INTERIOR CHANGES

But it is the interior where you see most of the changes. Without compromising function, many of the redundant interior elements seen in the older models have been removed or minimized. BMW has integrated the Shy Tech approach that includes the silver of grainy wood with buttons for navigation and media imprinted on the surface and the clip pad on the center armrest. In addition, there is also a delicate crystal glass iDrive controller. And on the doors, you will also see that crystal has been utilized for the adjustable seat buttons. The entire setting of the BMW iX is that of serenity, comfort, and solitude. The less is more approach is everywhere; instead of door handles, you have buttons. And to uplift your mood, you will find dignified and elegant colors on the doors. The optional panoramic sunroof comes with an electrochromic glass, which becomes opaque at the click of a button.

CLEVER AND FLASHY

The hexagonal steering wheel looks quirky but is functional. The optional sound audio system by Bowers and Wilkins is cleverly concealed throughout the cabin. In the end, the BMW iX comes with all the razzmatazz that you see in the latest Apple iPhone – everything appears delicate and expensive. But there are no two ways about it, this BMW electric sports activity vehicle is head and shoulders ahead of Tesla when it comes to the interior finish.

THE POWER OF IT ALL

Power-wise, the BMW iX powertrain consists of a single-speed automatic transmission and dual electric motors that offer a combined output of 516 horsepower, with a maximum hp of 610. You will not be shortchanged by the 2023 iX M60 when it comes to acceleration; it can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.6 seconds

If you want an EV that is imposing but at the same time less confrontational, test drive the BMW iX. The luxury car is impressive, with its interior making it stand at the top of all other luxury cars. Contact the BMW experts at Braman Motorcars in Jupiter at 1-561-609-0144 to learn more.

The Future of BMW

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit all car manufacturers equally hard. There was work stoppage for most of 2020 and this also caused a delay in receiving needed parts and supplies; leaving a large question mark on the path of BMW future cars. But now that businesses are getting back on pace, people are reflecting on what they’ve learned. The pandemic has taught BMW two important lessons: the luxury car industry can be finicky, and the world is going green. The public is slowly moving away from gas-powered cars and the demand for electric vehicles (EV) is on the rise. So, it’s no surprise that BMW future vehicles will be exceedingly electric.

BMW electric vehicles

BMW is going all-electric by 2030. BMW has already started to build or expand factories in Mexico, Hungary, China, and the United States to meet the EV demand.

More importantly, its vision for BMW future cars is to release newer models that will shape its path into the next decade. BMW future vehicles will not only be family-oriented, but also be more sporty and compact.

BMW FUTURE CARS

The newest model for the BMW M series will be the G87 M2. While much remains unknown about this car, it will be electric and most likely a coupe. In addition, the G87 M2 will be rear-wheel drive. The company does not plan to make significant changes to the interior aspects of BMW future vehicles, but the exterior will have a modified sporty look.

The second generation of the BMW M4 (G82 coupe and G83 convertible) has just started to appear in Europe and should be available in the U.S. early next year. This high-performance version of the older G22 4 series comes with more HP but has the same twin-kidney grille. The convertible version with a folding soft top will be available as a Competition model with the M xDrive. Rest assured this luxury sports car is fast, reaching 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 220 mph. At the moment, only the manual transmission will be available in the standard M4. By 2025, BMW will eventually release other versions, namely CS, CSL, and GTS.

In 2020, BMW announced an improved 5 series Touring with similar upgrades for the M5, M5 Competition, and M5CS. These luxury models will be leaner, and trimmer compared to the previous models, but much remains unknown about the exact specs or when they will appear. 

BMW will be offering an all-wheel drive SUV in the X2 range, which will be powered by a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Minor facelifts are planned for 2022 but the Covid-19 pandemic may slow down this venture. 

Several other derivatives of the X5 have also been announced, which will be more powerful and faster than previous models. There are also plans for the X6 M and X6 M Competition versions of each. They may appear in several years, providing there are fewer supply chain hiccups.

FOCUS ON ALL ELECTRIC CARS

The long-term BMW future cars is for all-electric models. BMW is trying to cut down on gas-powered vehicles and putting more effort into making plug-in hybrids and full EVs over the next few years. In early 2022, the BMW i4, an all-new electric sedan, will appear in the showrooms and is expected to compete against other mid-size EVs and the Tesla Model 3.

BMW has acknowledged that the market for EVs is very competitive, and it will need to compete with the cheaper and more efficient EVs already on the market. Its primary focus, however, will be on making eco-friendly luxury cars that will be lighter, smaller, and have stronger batteries. 

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