German carmaker BMW is leading a massive product overhaul to offer a fully electric 5-series, in a bid to lower vehicle emissions during production and on the road.
In Europe, carmakers have been pushing electric cars ever since European lawmakers in December 2018 ordered a cut in carbon dioxide emissions from cars by 37.5% by 2030 compared with 2021 levels. This will come after 40% emissions cut between 2007 and 2021, Reuters reported.
“In ten years, the goal is to have a total of more than seven million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads – around two-thirds of them with a fully-electric drive train,” the carmaker said in a statement.
Starting next year, BMW said it will offer five fully-electric cars: the BMW i3, the MINI Cooper SE, the BMW iX3, the BMW iNEXT, and the BMW i4.
In total BMW will have 25 electrified models on the roads by 2023, half of them fully electric.
The car manufacturer said its management remuneration will be more closely aligned with compliance to climate targets, and that carbon emissions from production and sites would be lowered by 80% per vehicle.
BMW to offer fully electric 5-series in emissions push