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Ready for any ban on fossil fuel-burning cars from 2030, says BMW CEO

BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said on Tuesday that the automaker will be ready for any ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) cars from 2030 onwards with an offering of electric vehicles.

The European Union (EU) has proposed an effective ban on fossil fuel cars from 2035 as part of a broader package of measures to fight global warming.

“We will be ICE-ban ready. If a region, a city, a country gets the idea of banning ICEs, we have an offering,” Zipse said in a conference in the town of Nuertingen.

“The BMW Group is not worried about this. Whether it’s a good idea is another question… but we will have an offering.”

Contrary to rivals like Volkswagen and General Motors, BMW has not decided on an end date for production of ICE cars.

However, it has said it expects 50% of worldwide car sales to be electric vehicles by 2030.

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