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October 14, 2021

BMW ready for post-2030 ICE bans

EVs ready for ICE bans from 2030.

By Graeme Roberts

BMW’s CEO has said the automaker would be ready for any ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) cars from 2030 onwards with a range of electric vehicles.

The EU has proposed an effective ban on fossil fuel cars from 2035 as part of a broader package of measures to combat global warming, a Reuters report noted.

“We will be ICE-ban ready. If a region, a city, a country gets the idea of banning ICEs, we have an offering,” CEO Oliver Zipse told a conference in Germany.

“The BMW Group is not worried about this. Whether it’s a good idea is another question… but we will have an offering.”

Reuters noted, unlike rivals including Volkswagen and General Motors, BMW has not set an end date for production of ICE cars.

However, it had said it expected 50% of global car sales to be electric vehicles by 2030.

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