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BMW Head of Development Draeger: In 2020, many will be driving electrically

Hans-Dieter Seufert
BMW Head of Development Draeger
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' If you look into 2020, we will probably have between five and 15 percent e-vehicles and plug- have in-hybrids on the streets, 'Draeger told auto motor und sport. A larger market share still fails because of the excessively high costs and insufficient savings.

BMW continues to rely on electric drives

'If we take the costs per gram of CO2 saved with a gasoline engine plus hybridization, it costs a lot more as if we were simply installing a modern diesel engine. ' That is why the proportion of traditional drives will initially remain high.
BMW After the first experiences with the E-Mini in everyday use, I continue to rely on the development of electric drives.

'In project i, we will start with a purely electric car,' says Draeger. The previous experiences with the E- Mini showed, that the capacity of electric vehicles is sufficient for normal everyday life. 'The average driving distance is 41 kilometers. Customers use the car in an urban environment. They drive to work, to go shopping, in the evening to the cinema. A range of 100 miles or 160 kilometers is absolutely sufficient for this.' The drivers of the e-minis would mainly refuel at home and at work. 'And nothing comes after that by a large margin. The next place where charging stations are still interesting are shopping centers, where customers actually spend a few hours.'


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