BMW is currently actively working on reducing the size of the electric power plant.
BMW will release by 2021, a fully electric and Autonomous model i Next. On said Board member of the Bavarian automaker BMW Klaus Froelich at a private event on the company’s plans. In addition, the German manufacturer is planning in the next few years to expand the line of hybrid and electric vehicles, including to create a fully electric crossover BMW X3 new generation.
The demand for such a model under the brand BMW is growing, next year the company expects to sell 100,000 hybrid and electric models. Plans for 2017 – 300,000 pieces.
Codenamed i-Nexт probably covered up competitor Tesla, model i5, patent image which hit the Internet earlier this year. BMW is currently actively working to reduce the dimensions of electric propulsion, as well as on the creation of cheaper and more capacious battery. According to rumors, the platform i5 is a flat battery pack under the floor will have a fully electric crossover. To ensure the autonomy of the BMW works with Here on the creation of maps, high-definition Intel and Mobileye will help in the development of “intelligence” and “organs” of the senses the future of the car.
In addition, in the next few years, BMW plans to improve the existing range of i brand: model i3 to the sports version of S supercar the i8 is a variant with an open top. In addition to the hybrid options in conventional models, the BMW will appear all-electric Mini Cooper and crossover i3.
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