BMW Targets 7 Million EVs on road by 2030
A Germany based luxury automobile manufacturer, BMW Group has made an announcement that it has set a target of producing seven million electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030.
According to the guidelines of the recognized Science-Based Targets Initiatives (SBTi), the company has set its sustainability goals according to the SBTi, it aims to reduce carbon emissions from each vehicle by at least one third across its entire life cycle from the supply chain.
“I firmly believe the fight against climate change and how we use resources will decide the future of our society and of the BMW Group. As a premium car company, it is our ambition to lead the way in sustainability. That is why we are taking responsibility here and now and making these issues central to our future strategic direction,” said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW.
As per the press release the company plans to have 25 electrified models, with 50% of them fully-electric, on the road by 2023.
BMW to launch iX3 electric SUV on July 14
Earlier in last month, the company has announced its launch of new iX3 electric Sports Activity Vehicle on July 14 through a digital platform.
The BMW iX3 electric SUV is the first next-generation EV. It was first unveiled BMW iX3 concept vehicle in 2018. The company claims that this will be the first electric vehicle based on its fifth-generation electric powertrain technology, which is designed to enable a longer electric range.
Now let us look into its specifications and features. The iX3 electric SUV will be equipped with a 74kWh battery pack which will give a range of 440 km of range on a single charge. Its electric motor is said to be able to churn out 290 PS of power and 400 Nm.
Its NMC-811 battery which can take up to 150kW of DC fast charging. It can be charged in just 30 minutes with the help of a 150kW charger. The company claims that the WLTP-tested power consumption of 20kWh/100km, which is 2.2kW/100km which is lower than a Mercedes EQC.
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