The BMW Group has a long standing history already when it comes to the transformation towards electric mobility.
The overall strategy is characterized by:
- Early entry into the electric car market in 2013.
- Over-fulfillment of CO2 emission regulations.
- Customers have the choice of various levels of electrification, accordingly to their personal preferences.
With this approach the BMW Group has achieved a leading position in the global electric car markets. By 2030, around half of BMW Group vehicle sales will be fully electric.
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The BMW Group also relies on the company’s existing expertise and in-house capacity for production of BMW eDrive technology. The company produces electrified vehicles at 13 locations worldwide (as of March 2021). Electric engines and high-voltage batteries are manufactured at five different locations in the BMW Group’s international production network.Learn more about production
The BMW Group’s strategy for sustainable mobility goes far beyond locally emission-free driving. The environmental balance of every vehicle is analysed in its entirety and optimised: from selection of materials to production, throughout its service life, to recyclability. To conserve resources and reduce CO2 emissions, production uses electricity exclusively obtained from renewable energy sources like wind and hydroelectric power.To technology overview
Charging infrastructure is steadily expanding and charging times getting shorter, with efficient wallboxes in homes and underground garages, high-power charging stations along motorways, and public charging posts in city centres and residential areas. Drivers who want to use electric power alone on longer trips can often charge their vehicle for the next leg in the time it takes for a coffee break. BMW Charging already shows how intelligent charging works – with full control over costs, easy handling and all services delivered by one provider.Learn more about charging
The BMW Group’s digital eDrive Zones service provides another important boost for electromobility in urban settings. As soon as a BMW plug-in hybrid with the activated BMW eDrive Zone function enters a designated inner-city area, the vehicle automatically switches to pure electric operating mode. This BMW Group service – the only one of its kind worldwide – is already increasing the percentage of pure electric driving and helping improve air quality in more than 90 European cities. The driver also benefits directly from lower fuel costs and unrestricted access to green zones in cities.Learn more about eDrive Zones