December 6, 2021

BMW refuses to make electric cars with a long range

BMW believes that its electric cars do not need to further increase their range on a single battery charge. The rapidly developing infrastructure of charging stations makes this task unnecessary.

Electric cars continue to conquer the world and, just as with conventional cars, buyers want as many “features” for their money as possible when buying a new car.

However, BMW is not going to increase the range of its electric vehicles. BMW i4 project manager David Ferrufino said this in an interview with the Australian press.

“A thousand kilometres is not the goal we set for our all-electric cars,” the manager said. He said 600 kilometres of autonomous range for electric cars and 100 kilometres for plug-in hybrids are sufficient in day-to-day operations.

Ferrufino also added that this range also depends on the segment the model belongs to. For example, 600 kilometres of range is excessive for a purely urban BMW i3 electric car.

It should be noted that the BMW i4 electric car of the 2022 model year can travel up to 590 km on a single battery charge. When connected to a 200 kW DC fast charger, battery capacity can be replenished from 10 to 80 percent in 31 minutes.