Like many of its rivals, BMW has also embraced the future of mobility which almost certainly includes electrified cars. The company is best known for making some of the best combustion-engine powered sportscars on the market but it’s also heavily invested in leading the charge for electrified vehicles. BMW has said that it will put 25 electrified vehicles on the road by 2023.
This isn’t the first time that we’re hearing the goal of 25 electrified vehicles from BMW, however, the company has revised its timeline. It had previously expected to do that by 2025. BMW now says that this will be possible by 2023. This is primarily what doesn’t make the company too concerned about the transition to electrified vehicles, says BMW CTO Klaus Fröhlich.
A lot of this is due to the flexible architecture that BMW has been working on. The modular approach means that the same chassis could be used for a gas, hybrid or fully electric powertrain on the same factory line.
Moreover, BMW also builds its own electrical components, so it doesn’t have to lean on the supply chain too heavily. Many will certainly be interested in seeing whether BMW achieves its goal of having 25 electrified vehicles on the market by 2023.