German automaker BMW plans to increase the share of electric vehicles in total vehicle production to 20%, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse told German newspaper Augsburger Allgemeine.
“We are significantly increasing the number of electric vehicles. In the period from 2021 to 2023, we will build a quarter of a million more electric vehicles than originally planned, ”he said.
According to Zipse, by 2023 BMW wants about one in five cars sold to be equipped with an electric engine, up from about 8% this year.
The BMW CEO also reiterated his call to accelerate the expansion of the charging station infrastructure.
“In Germany, about 7-10 million electrified vehicles are expected to drive on the roads in 2030. Since each vehicle must charge, you will need a total of about 8-11 million charging points, of which 1 million are public. Starting today, 15,000 private and about 1,300 public charging points have to be commissioned every week. Unfortunately, we are far from that, ”he said.