Oliver Zipse, the top of the BMW Group, believes that the attainable ban on the sale of automobiles with standard engines “may be very harmful”. He factors out that such a choice will make the acquisition of a brand new automotive tougher and restrictive.
It’s not a secret that almost all producers are making ready for the period of electrical automobiles. From 2030, most manufacturers, together with BMW, may have solely electrical or hydrogen-powered automobiles of their mannequin vary. The producers’ plans anticipate an entire ban on the sale of latest automobiles with traditional engines within the European Union from 2035.
Nonetheless, there are additionally doubts in regards to the accelerated transition to electrical autos. Just lately, Oliver Zipse, the top of the BMW Group, said that the ban on automobiles with thermal engines represents a hazard for the automotive trade. In his opinion, future automobiles can be inexpensive just for these with excessive incomes.
“We don’t need automobiles to be out of attain for low-income individuals,” he mentioned. “Politically, that is very harmful. In the event you out of the blue make automotive possession inexpensive just for the wealthy, it’s harmful.”
Zipse additionally mentioned BMW helps the shift to electrical autos, however expressed concern about setting a date to ban combustion engine automobiles.
Such a choice would power many drivers to “drive outdated automobiles”, as he himself says.
In conclusion, the top of the Bavarian group additionally mentioned that “there isn’t a sign” that thermal engines will change into out of date within the subsequent 15 years.