Oliver Zipse, the pinnacle of the BMW Group, believes that the attainable ban on the sale of automobiles with typical engines “may be very harmful”. He factors out that such a choice will make the acquisition of a brand new automotive tougher and restrictive.
It’s not a secret that almost all producers are getting ready for the period of electrical automobiles. From 2030, most manufacturers, together with BMW, can have solely electrical or hydrogen-powered automobiles of their mannequin vary. The producers’ plans anticipate an entire ban on the sale of latest automobiles with basic engines within the European Union from 2035.
Nonetheless, there are additionally doubts concerning the accelerated transition to electrical automobiles. Not too long ago, Oliver Zipse, the pinnacle of the BMW Group, acknowledged that the ban on automobiles with thermal engines represents a hazard for the automotive business. In his opinion, future automobiles could be reasonably priced just for these with excessive incomes.
“We don’t need automobiles to be out of attain for low-income individuals,” he stated. “Politically, that is very harmful. When you all of the sudden make automotive possession reasonably priced just for the wealthy, it’s harmful.”
Zipse additionally stated BMW helps the shift to electrical automobiles, however expressed concern about setting a date to ban combustion engine automobiles.
Such a choice would power many drivers to “drive previous automobiles”, as he himself says.
In conclusion, the pinnacle of the Bavarian group additionally stated that “there is no such thing as a sign” that thermal engines will turn into out of date within the subsequent 15 years.