BMW releases teaser image of concept version of iNext electric car
German automaker BMW has released a design sketch to tease the concept version of its iNext electric car. The teaser image shows off the shape and design of one of the 13 full electric cars which the German automaker plans to launch by the year 2025.
The teaser image released by BMW pertains to a concept version of the iNext electric car which the automaker apparently plans to unveil as a ‘Vision’ concept later in 2018. The production of the electric car is likely to be commenced by the automaker by 2021, at its Dingolfing manufacturing plant in Germany.
The term ‘Vision’ concept, as per the BMW terminology, is a somewhat imaginative preview of a forthcoming model and slightly further away from the production version, while ‘Concept’ models underscore a more realistic preview of a forthcoming model.
Going by the indications from the recently released design sketch by BMW, the concept version of the iNext electric car will seemingly have a crossover-like look, which brings to mind the design of the Jaguar I-Pace.
According to the information shared by BMW, the iNext all-electric car will boast the ability of “highly automated driving.” This disclosure by BMW is in line with the automaker’s 2017 announcement that, in the next three years, it will be launching cars capable to driving themselves on the highways.
After shying away from investing in electric vehicles segment, German automobile companies are moving faster in the segment. The recently announced major investments by German automobile companies will help electric vehicles segment. Audi has placed a major order for batteries for their future cars. BMW and Mercedes-Benz are also working seriously on new electric vehicles and consumers will have a lot of choice in coming years in high-performance and long range electric vehicles.
US electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has begun the rollout of a new software update -- ‘2018.24’ -- to its fleet of electric cars this week.
At the Commercial Vehicle Show scheduled to be held at the NEC in Birmingham (UK) from April 24-26, Volkswagen (VW) will officially introduce the eCrafter --- the company’s new all-electric van.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has recently confirmed some of the new features of the automaker’s forthcoming Model 3 Performance version, which will hit the North American stores in the near future.
German automaker Volkswagen (VW) is hopeful that the projected increase in adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe and China in the coming years will enable the company to beat its targeted EV production of 1 million units per year by 2025.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has informed company employees in a recent email that preparations are underway at the company to substantially increase production of Model 3 units.
Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has recently updated the Model S and Model X design studio, to make the ‘Premium Upgrades Package’ a standard feature for non-performance versions of both the electric cars.