All-electric variants of the BMW X1 & 5 Series on cards

BMW has announced that it will offer all-electric variants of the X1 and 5 Series in the coming years.

The company has stated that both the X1 and 5 Series will be offered with four powertrain options. In addition to the electric variants, the models will get a petrol mild-hybrid with a 48V electric system, plug-in hybrid and diesel engines. The X1 and 5 Series EVs will compete with the Tesla Model Y and Model 3 respectively.

BMW has lined-up a five more electric vehicles for next year. The i3, i4, iX3 and iNext from BMW and the Mini Cooper SE will arrive by the end of 2021.

In the wake of stricter emission regulations, the carmaker aims to reduce carbon emissions from its production facilities by 80% per vehicle. The European Union mandates a 40% reduction in emissions between 2007 and 2021. Besides, all carmaker are required to reduce emissions by 37.5% from 2021 levels.

In all, BMW is planning to launch 25 electrified models by 2023.

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