“BMW set to roll out electric Mini, X3 to counter Mercedes push”
To counter ambitious plans from rivals VW and Daimler unveiled at the Paris Car Show last week, BMW is stepping up its electric mobility plans, reports Elisabeth Behrmann for Bloomberg. BMW will offer the first battery-powered model of its Mini brand from 2019, and an electric version of the X3 sport utility vehicle from 2020, CEO Harald Krüger told the news agency. “The variant of the popular X3 would push into the heart of BMW’s portfolio, signalling the company sees the technology as ready for the mainstream after bundling previous green-car offerings under the “i” subbrand,” writes Behrmann.
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For background, read the CLEW article VW, Daimler take key step for e-mobility at Paris Car Show, as well as the factsheets Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility and Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world.