Bmw electric car plans. The bmw i is a sub brand of bmw founded in 2011 to design and manufacture plug in electric vehicles. Bmw is to push ahead with a common platform that will allow it to produce not only additions to its i range of bespoke electric vehicles but also plug in hybrid and pure electric versions of its. Series production of the bmw i3 destined for retail customers began in september 2013 and. An electric car also battery electric car or all electric car is a plug in electric automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors using energy typically stored in rechargeable batteries.
The bmw i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering and it was the most energy efficient car sold in the us. Bmw unveiled its ix3 electric suv concept on wednesday at the beijing auto show. The result is a new kind of high performance car. The i3 all electric car and the i8 plug in hybridconcept versions of both these vehicles were shown at the 2009 frankfurt motor show.
Bmw group and great wall motor announced electric car joint venture in jiangsu china for both mini and great wall brands. In 2014 and 2015. Bmw took its knowledge of planes and motorcycles and integrated what it knew into its automobile engines and designs. A new company called revolt electric motorbikes plans to build an electric powered motorcycle based on a chinese version the 1938 bmw r71 including the sidecar that was used by the german army.
The automaker plans to start producing the vehicle which is based on its x3 suv in shenyang china in 2020 as. By 2025 bmw wants to. Since 2008 a renaissance in electric vehicle manufacturing occurred due to advances in batteries concerns about increasing oil prices and the desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Bmw says it will produce the final version in shenyang china.