27 Apr '11, 1pm

BMW Doesn't Think Electric Vehicles Are Right For Most People. What Do You Think?

BMW Doesn't Think Electric Vehicles Are Right For Most People. What Do You Think?

From our friends at Fast Company , "bridging the fuzzy border between design and business." Sometimes it seems like a new flashy electric car is announced every week. But the CEO of BMW North America--which has at least two electric vehicles on tap--just announced that he doesn't think EVs will work for more than 10% of the population. Why is the company ragging on its own cars? Jim O'Donnell, BMW's North America chairman and chief executive officer, recently told the Detroit News , "(EVs) won't work for most people. For at least 90 percent and maybe more of the population, (an EV) won't work (at the current battery range)." How forward-looking, Jimbo. That's a pretty oversimplified statement, to say the least.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/bmw-electric-vehi...

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