BMW to sell all-electric versions of its 5 Series sedan and X1 SUV

BMW said it’ll offer the all-electric versions of X1 compact SUV and therefore the 5 Series as a part of the German automaker’s plans to possess 25 electrified models in its portfolio by 2023.

BMW didn’t say exactly when an all-electric X1 or 5 Series could be available (TechCrunch reached out and can update if we get an answer). The all-electric drive train is going to be one among four options to buyers of the BMW X1 and BMW 5 Series vehicles. The sedan and SUV also are available as a plug-in hybrid, also as diesel or gas with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology.

The two vehicles are the newest to hitch BMW’s expanding electrified portfolio. Earlier this year, the automaker said its flagship 7 Series sedan would even be offered with an all-electric drive train.

BMW has said that half the 25 “electrified” models slated to get on roads by 2023 are going to be fully electric. The term electrified also can mean a hybrid and plug-in hybrid. The company’s longer-term goal is to possess quite 7 million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the road by 2030. BMW has said it wants two-thirds of these to possess a fully-electric drive train.

The automaker is bringing five all-electric vehicles to plug by the top of 2021, including the BMW i3, the Mini Cooper SE, the BMW iX3, the BMW iNEXT and therefore the BMW i4. The i3 may be a well-known member of the broader EV industry. But the others likely less so. The Mini Cooper SE has the i3 motor and with 110 miles of EPA-rated range from its 32.6-kWh battery, the vehicle is marketed as a fun-to-drive urban commuter.

The iX3, which is predicated off the X3, is an electrical crossover which will be assembled in China. The iX3 isn’t coming to us. Instead, the vehicle will continue sale within half of 2021 in China.

The BMW i4, an all-electric four-door Gran Coupe with an estimated EPA range of 270 miles and therefore the ability to supply 530 horsepower, is slated to enter production in 2021. The iNEXT, which is supposed to be the flagship of its EV lineup, is predicted to be in production next year.

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