Believe it or not, BMW recently announced that it will be electrifying most, if not all, of its models. Although there is no definite date, BMW is still pursuing a plan to add electric drivetrains from the top to the bottom of its lineup.
According to Clean Technica, even the top-selling 3-Series will see the transition within the next decade or so, making cars greener than ever. So why the sudden shift? BMW is largely reacting to a change in consumer demand, as well as stricter vehicle carbon emissions standards in the EU.
Though the plan is not set in stone, the BMW electric lineup will be able to reduce its carbon footprint and greatly improve efficiency. In addition to plug-ins, the company will also be making changes to vehicle weight. In fact, by redesigning electric battery packs, BMW has already been able to significantly reduce the excessive weight found in some hybrid designs.
Reduced weight and plug-in drivetrains are the biggest changes to come, but BMW is also aiming to make the transition from gas to electric as seamless as possible for new hybrid owners. By increasing range and charging capabilities, drivers will spend less time hooked up to an outlet, and more time on the road.