1. Tesla Model 3 apparel now available!


    Father's day is coming! Get something special for dad. Use coupon code "fathersday" for 10% off anything in our shop


    Dismiss Notice
  2. A meet-up for Model 3 Reservation Holders in Fremont?!

    Please visit the link below and help us make it happen.
    Model 3 Reservation Holders Fremont Meet-up Thread
  3. @TrevP will be attending the VIP Tesla event June 2 and get a private viewing of the Model 3. If you'd like to make a small donation to cover the flight and accommodations cost you can do it here via PayPal:
    Donate Now!
    Thanks for your support!
    Dismiss Notice

BMW puts EVs on the ‘back burner’ to focus ‘i’ brand on self-driving cars

Discussion in 'News from Electrek.co' started by RSSFeed, Jun 2, 2016.

More threads by RSSFeed
  1. RSSFeed

    M3OC RSS Bot
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,180
    Likes Received:
    168
    Trophy Points:
    1
    [​IMG]

    In a not so surprising but disappointing report for EV enthusiasts today, we learn that BMW is putting its electric vehicle programs on the “back burner” in order to focus its ‘i’ brand, under which the German automaker has been releasing its electric vehicles, on self-driving cars instead.

    The company reportedly will not release a new all-electric vehicle until 2021. more…

    Filed under: BMW i3, BMW i8, Cars Tagged: autonomous, BMW, BMW i, BMW i3, BMW i8, self-driving cars [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]

    Continue reading...
     
  2. Topher

    Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    43
    City & State/Province:
    Maine
    Country:
    Country
    What good is a self-driving car that no one buys?

    Thank you kindly.
     
  3. Jayc

    Active Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 19, 2016
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    28
    City & State/Province:
    UK
    Country:
    Country
    BMW would have thought long and hard and no matter what they announce in the EV front, it is likely to be bettered by Tesla so they will have to settle for No 2 or 3 and they would not want to end up in that position. Better (less damaging) option would be to shy away - so to speak.
     
  4. TrevP

    M3OC Founder / Administrator
    Founder
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Messages:
    2,616
    Likes Received:
    1,709
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    City & State/Province:
    Aurora,Ontario
    Country:
    Country
    I like BMW cars and their "i" series have innovative technology however they're mis-guided. As test-beds for their CFRP technology and new construction methods they're quite brilliant however they're not "complelling" EVs like the Tesla's.

    I fear if they don't double-down on the i-series BMW will feel the repercussions quite hard down the line.
     

Share This Page

Model 3 Owners Club © 2017. All rights reserved.
Model 3 Owners Club (M3OC) is an enthusiast club and is not affiliated with Tesla Motors or the Tesla Motors Club Forum (TMC).
All Tesla logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors.