Christopher Wehner, managing director for Asia at the BMW Group, believes that by 2030 half of the cars sold by the German company globally will be electric.
In some parts of the world, such as Asia, the transition to electric cars will be slower. According to Wehner, there are countries, such as Bangladesh, where people are only now making the transition from a scooter to an internal combustion engine.
Like other German companies, such as Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz, BMW has taken important steps in the direction of electric cars. The company has already launched the BMW iX, an all-electric SUV that competes on a par with similar vehicles in the market-leading Tesla offering.
Deliveries of the new BMW will begin in the last three months of this year.
BMW and other manufacturers will benefit from the measures announced by many countries
The electric car revolution is backed by the ambitious plans of some governments to fight climate change. In 2020, but also before, several countries have announced plans to become carbon neutral.
Measures include a ban on the sale of vehicles with traditional engines. As soon as possible, they will be removed from the market in Norway in 2025.
In the United States, US President Joe Biden has announced that he will replace the entire federal vehicle fleet with electric models, following the example of the New Zealand government, which has adopted a similar measure.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.