31 Aug '11, 11pm

from green-car-guide.com: BMW - "the future is green", forecasting that by 2020 5-15% of new vehicles will be electric:

from green-car-guide.com: BMW - "the future is green", forecasting that by 2020 5-15% of new vehicles will be electric:

BMW has been applying some strategic thought to the subject of electric cars, and the BMW i sub-brand and the forthcoming i3 and i8 electric cars are the first results of this work. BMW believes that in the future, if people think premium, they will also think sustainable. Steve Chater, Corporate Operations Manager, BMW Group UK, says that “the future is green” – but people will not want any compromises if they go green. Due to the trend of more people living in cities - over 60% of us are expected to live in mega-cities by 2030 - the company sees that electric vehicles will be inevitable in the future, to help address problems of air pollution and due to the shortage of natural fuels and resources. The UK has a CO2 reduction target of 80% by 2050, based on 1990 levels, and fossil fuels are becoming more costly to extract, leading to higher fuel prices. However the move fr...

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