A concept is a concept. But BMW is clear that the vehicle presented in Frankfurt will eventually form the basis of the upcoming electric car i4.
BMW will have five electric cars in the program by 2021 and one of them will be i4. Exactly how it will look we do not yet know, but at the Frankfurt salon one premiered a concept vehicle which according to new CEO Oliver Zipse is the “start” of what will be i4 that will start production in 2021.
The vehicle is called Concept 4 and will also form the basis of the upcoming 4 Series. The daring design with long wheelbase and short overhangs up there has received mixed reception and it hurts to see which elements BMW chooses to keep or alternate tone down.
One million sold electric vehicles in 2023
BMW’s goal is to have sold one million electrified vehicles by 2021. By 2023 there will be 25 electrified models in the program, half of which will be electric cars. In addition, Oliver Zipse pointed out that the company works intensively with fuel cell vehicles. In 2022, a fleet of hydrogen-powered models will be launched, he said.
At the same time, he was clear that BMW will continue to offer a range of different powertrains in the future.
“We believe in the power of choosing: Different powertrains for different customers, all over the world,” he said.