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News BMW Poised for ICE Bans as Early as 2030

BMW Poised for ICE Bans as Early as 2030

BMW’s moderated approach to EVs means they will be ready for all eventualities


  • BMW plans to sell ICE vehicles up to 2030 and beyond.

  • The company will have a sufficiently large offering to meet buyer requirements.


A number of automotive brands have set their own deadlines for ICE production. Some will cut the cord on internal combustion engines in 2030, others by 2035. BMW has not set such a date for going all-EV as not all markets will be ready for this eventuality.

2022 BMW i4 | Photo: BMW

BMW’s approach mimics, in some ways, Toyota’s thinking that it’s too early to go all-in on EVs. Not all countries and territories will instill a ban on ICEs at the same time meaning that demand for petrol-powered vehicles will likely exit into the 2030s.

Should a ban be put into place, however, BMW will be more than ready with plenty of EV models to select from.

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

BMW projects that 50% of its global sales will be EVs by 2030.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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