If you’re wondering how iBMW will plug the gap between the i3 and i8, the answer is the i4 in 2020. It will feature a more conventional design, and is likely to sit a little taller to accommodate power packs above its axles. Based on the i Vision Dynamics concept study, it will be an electric 4 Series Gran Coupé. Plugged to do battle with Tesla’s Model 3, BMW predicts the pretty four-door EV will be able to drive up to nearly 600km on one charge. Future models will have access to a range of powerful battery packs ranging through 60, 90 and 120kW hours. BMW plans to have 12 full-electric vehicles in production by 2025, accounting for about 20 percent of the brand’s global sales.
BMW’s battle for the future
Globally, more than 300 000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are on the road and we can expect loads more – like the MINI Electric and BMW’s iX3 and iNEXT electric crossovers.