Electric BMW SUV First of Many Ultimate Driving EVs
In the near-future, Ultimate Driving Machines will be battery-powered. That is the bold assertion BMW made in a series of announcements that foretell a very different destiny for the BMW brand than one might have imagined only a few years ago.
BMW believes that half of its total sales in 2030 will be battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The automaker will roll out a flurry of planned BEV models, including the new 2022 BMW i4 electric car and the 2022 BMW iX electric SUV in the near term.
Beyond the BMW brand, the automaker also announced that it's Mini small-vehicle brand would introduce its last internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle in 2025 as it makes a hard transition to an all-electric lineup. Mini executives confirmed the persistent rumor that Mini would sell only BEVs soon after the next decade begins.
BMW's Rolls-Royce brand will also participate in the conversion to electric vehicles.