BMW expects at least half of its sales to be zero emission vehicles by 2030.
“In terms of electromobility, BMW is making good progress and is taking significantly fewer risks than VW,” he said.
BMW said around 90% of its market categories would have fully-electric models available by 2023 and the electric BMW i4 would be launched three months ahead of schedule this year.
When asked if BMW could set a date for ending sales of internal combustion engines, as some rivals have, Chief Technology Officer Frank Weber said: “it’s not us who decides on the end of the internal combustion engine, but it’s the markets.”
Chief Executive Oliver Zipse told a news conference that BMW could accelerate its plans if consumers embraced electric models more quickly than expected.
“Should demand in certain markets shift completely to fully electric vehicles in the coming years – we can deliver,” he said.