BMW is limiting the range of its electric cars.
The rapid expansion of the public charging network is more important for the group.
Munich - BMW is getting out of the race for ever greater ranges for electric cars.
Instead, a maximum range of around 600 kilometers is being targeted for the new BMW i4.
David Ferrufino, project manager behind the i4, said at a press conference last week that the decision had been made to introduce a range limit for its range of electric vehicles.
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, the native Bolivian Ferrufino responded to a question from the Australian automobile
Ferrufino said BMW is aiming for "600 kilometers of range for our fully electric cars and 100 kilometers for our plug-in hybrids in everyday use".
BMW: Instead of a range race, I prefer to focus on the battery and charging network
With a range of 590 kilometers, the BMW i4 will therefore be close to the future limit.
For longer journeys, work is currently being intensified on the charging infrastructure.
According to Ferrufino, it is already "a fun experience to drive an electric car across Europe from Norway to Italy".
BMW is making rapid advances in battery technology, while at the same time having a public charging network that is “growing rapidly”.
BMW will therefore adapt its electric vehicle fleet more to the respective customer needs.
The maximum range of the car depends on the “vehicle segment in which it is offered”.
A range of 600 kilometers is not suitable for a BMW i3 in city traffic, for example.
For the two models iX or i4, such a range is a “very customer-friendly solution”, it said.