BMW ready for any ban on ICE cars from 2030 – CEO

BMW ready for any ban on ICE cars from 2030 – CEO

BMW has said it will be ready for any ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) cars from 2030 onwards, according to its CEO Oliver Zipse. This comes as the European Union is set to propose that all vehicles sold in Europe are to be zero-emissions from 2035.

“We will be ICE-ban ready. If a region, a city, a country gets the idea of banning ICEs, we have an offering,” Zipse told a conference in the town of Nuertingen, near Stuttgart, as reported by Reuters. “The BMW Group is not worried about this. Whether it’s a good idea is another question… but we will have an offering,” he added.

The German automaker, together with Mercedes-Benz, has yet to set a date on when it will become an all-electric brand, unlike companies like Volkswagen, General Motors and Volvo. The BMW Group previously laid out its roadmap for the coming years, which will see an increase in the number of electric vehicle offerings, with the goal of at least 50% of deliveries to be EVs by 2030.

While the EU’s proposal places 2035 as a target date, member countries like Norway and Denmark are looking to ban ICE car sales before then. Currently, BMW’s EV portfolio consists of the iX, iX3 and i4, with more set to arrive in the next few years, including those based on a dedicated EV-first architecture dubbed the Neue Klasse.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Green on Oct 18, 2021 at 10:48 am

    BMW also going for FCEV.

    Over the weekend, Renault Master FCEV 5minutes hydrogen charged, 500km mileage.
    Save time, enjoy freedom.

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    • seancorr (Member) on Oct 19, 2021 at 8:35 pm

      Mercedes too but only for their trucks but tech can be easily converted for their passenger fleet. I hope they bring down Green H2 production costs so we all benefit from it. I still can’t fathom waiting for 30 mins for the super charger to fill up my batteries.

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  • digidigi on Oct 18, 2021 at 11:41 am

    great , bring more i4 to malaysia, you will sell in big number

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