Enter Next Gen BMW EV Series… As The Lovable BMW i3 EV Bows Out
The 2022 BMW iX xDrive50 SUV launches the newest series of full electrics offered by this vaunted German car-maker, and is likely to be a serious competitor to Tesla and others EVs.
Last month the European Commission voted to invoke a 2035 ban on the sale of all new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in the 27 EU nations.
BMW CEO Oliver Zipse is on record that this ban is premature, as most of the world will still largely rely on gas and diesel engine vehicles through 2050. In fact the drop-off in profits from high volume premium sales in Europe and North America and other advanced carbon emissions ban countries is the more likely concern.
Germany, where the modern automobile was first developed 140 years ago, and Italy, home of the supercar Emilia Romagna Motor Valley, are expected to negotiate “carve out” exceptions to the internal combustion engine ban.
This exquisitely crafted $83,000 iX offers 324 mile range, mid-size 5 passenger SUV convenience, and plenty of traditional driving excitement with dual electric motors pumping 524 horsepower for breathtaking 0 – 60 mph acceleration in 4.6 seconds.