BMW’s Bold Promise Is Bad News For Rivals
It’s become clear that battery-electric vehicles will replace ICE, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids in the not too distant future. Pinning down an exact date is not possible but automakers like BMW are planning accordingly. The race to be at the front of the EV pack requires advanced battery technology, specifically solid-state batteries. BMW has just announced it’ll build a solid-battery prototype vehicle before 2025 with production models hitting the road by the end of the decade.
“The greenest electric car in the world will be a BMW – sustainable from the initial idea to recycling after its use phase,” said Frank Weber, BMW’s board member for development. “We are developing the battery cell of the future: it will be powerful, safe, cost-effective, and recyclable – from material selection to recyclability after the use in the vehicle.”