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BMW says it can build electric cars and regular ones on same platforms: interview - Green Car Reports

John Voelcker Jan 25, 2018 Follow John Add to circle 2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show Enlarge Photo As the auto industry plans more electric cars in higher volumes for the 2020s, one of the great debates is whether they will need to be designed from the ground up solely for battery power. Doing so allows designers to offer larger cabins due to the more compact drive motors and electronics. One of the best examples of that idea is the upcoming Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV. DON'T MISS: BMW will have 25 electric cars, plug-in hybrid models by 2025 The I-Pace design is clearly that of a Jaguar, but its proportions include a shorter nose and longer cabin than would be possible in a gasoline-powered crossover of the same shape and footprint. VW Group has decided its future electric vehicles will all be built on a dedicated architecture known as MEB, with the first one—the Vo...

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