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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-27-2018, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Eletric car mass production wont start until 2020

BMW has no plans to mass produce electric cars until 2020. Their current technology is not profitable enough, currently for them to scale up production. They are waiting until their fifth generation of electric tech, to be more cost competitive with rivals in the segment. They have recently invested hundreds of millions of euros in battery cell research, to better understand the implications of mass production.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 11:59 AM
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I'm sure that up until 2020, we will see them offering more hybrid variants across their lineup, until EV's become more affordable to produce. It seems to be a lot easier to transition consumers from a hybrid to a full electric.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 03:36 PM
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Which means orders for an electric vehicle from them before 2020 could be backed up or take longer than usual because BMW is still selling electric vehicles in the meantime with new models on the horizon.
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While in the past it may have been easier to transition drivers to electrics from hybrids, with how many EV models that will be in the market in coming years, I think that prerequisite will change. A lot of people we're simply waiting for the technology to come to market at a cheaper price point, and by 2020 it should be a lot less expensive to get into the segment.
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