During the prototype of a new hybrid electric vehicle, the top BMW Bavarian company manager said that electric cars were over-rated.
BMW recently demonstrated a prototype of the hybrid electric vehicle Vision M Next Concept. Auto plans to complete the 600-hybrid hybrid power plant, which will allow acceleration from zero to 100 km / h in 3 seconds, and will also reach a maximum speed of 300 km / h. In this super car you can only run up to 100 km.
It is important to note that during the presentation of the hybrid electric car, one of BMW's top managers and board member Klaus Frohlich stated that electric cars are generally overestimated and there is no such consumer demand, The Verge writes.
These words are in contravention of the BMW plans, as the Bavarian car manufacturer has issued 25 models, which will be fully or partially electric, by 2023.
Frohlich said that all electric cars are more expensive than cars with ICE or hybrid models due to the materials used to make batteries. According to him, BMW could deliver a million fully electric cars to Europe, but "Europeans do not have such a demand for such cars".
"According to what we see, all electric cars are designed for China and California and everywhere is better to use hybrid models with good mileage on the road," Frohlich said. BMW's top manager also believes that diesel engines will live for at least 20 years, and gasoline engines for at least 30 years.
Recall that in 2018 BMW paid a penalty for installing several thousand of its auto-devices, which forged the test results of the emission standards. Subsequently, the European Commission accused BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler of deliberately slowing down technologies that would have to limit harmful emissions from diesel cars.