The world car industry moves towards a full electric future.
Last week I spoke of Audi’s move towards a carbon neutral future, announcing it will only release models that are purely electric in 2026. Mercedes Benz followed suit this week, planning to offer only electrically-powered vehicles by the close of this decade. It seems the move to full electrification is gaining momentum amongst car companies with many pulling forward their electric car programs.
BMW is less specific but has previously stated that half of its vehicles would be electrified by 2030. What it did show this week was a glimpse of what the year 2040 looks like from a mobility standpoint with an urban concept vehicle called the iVision Circular that explores a new form of sustainability. BMW’s iVision Circular uses 100 percent recycled materials in its production – just 4 metres long this electric city can be easily recycled at the end of its life – hence the brand’s definition of a ‘circular economy.
I’m David Berthon
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