It is expected that the German company BMW by 2020 will produce more than 100 thousand electric vehicles each year. These statistics shared Norbert Reithofer, who is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bavarian company. He also said that the company’s plans include expansion of BMW production of electric vehicles due to the release of low-end models within three years. The popularity of electric vehicles will be achieved not only by increasing demand, but also due to the improved environmental requirements.
Mr. Reithofer noted that “electrification” of the car market is not a violent process, because many people support him their “wallets”. In confirmation, it is worth mentioning that despite the fact that the sale of the new BMW i3 is not started, the queue already exists in Europe for more than six months. This puts the company with the task as quickly as possible to expand production.
Currently BMW inferior position for the production of electric cars over other brands. By comparison, it is expected that the plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, Nissan will take 10% of sales in 2020. Sales 2013 show that this can amount to 495 thousand units. American company Tesla Motors plans to sell about 500,000 electric cars in 2020, the year. German manufacturer BMW is not going to fall behind their competitors and plans to release a new budget electric car, which will be presented to the world in 2017. At the moment about a new car knows that its development involved Daimler and Renault-Nissan, and it will be installed in the power plant based on hydrogen fuel cells.

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