German automaker BMW is preparing to step up its production of electric vehicles, CEO Oliver Zipse informed German daily Augsburger Allgemeine.
“We are significantly increasing the number of electric vehicles. Between 2021 and 2023, we will build a quarter of a million more electric cars than originally planned”, Zipse informed the newspaper’s Monday edition according to a pre-released version.
BMW wants approximately every fifth car it sells to be powered by an electric engine by 2023, Zipse said, compared to around 8 percent this year.
The manager also reiterated his call to accelerate the expansion of the charging infrastructure.
“15,000 private and about 1,300 public charging points would have to be put into operation per week as of today. Unfortunately, we are a long way from that”, he informed the paper.