Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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.

Trending Now

The Average Age for Cars in the US is Now Reaching 12.2 Years

This is a 2% increase over 2021 Increased demand and limited supply mean fewer buyers can afford a new vehicle The average age...

EV Battery Prices will Continue to Increase Until 2026

Experts believe the increase in demand will hike the prices of batteries until 2026 The additional factories currently planned will go online towards...

BMW M4 CSL is 240 lbs Lighter, 40 Horses More Powerful, 100 Percent More Exclusive

Just 1,000 M4 CSL models for the world BMW uses legendary badge for the 3rd time For just the third time ever, BMW has...

Over 280,000 North American Hyundai Vehicles Recalled, 42,000 in Canada

Hyundai's U.S. arm has announced a recall campaign involving 281,000 vehicles in North America, approximately 239,000 in the United States and 42,000 in Canada....

The Lyriq is Bringing Younger Buyers to Cadillac

For many years, Cadillac has tried to let go of its old people’s car image 70% of the people having ordered a Lyriq...
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

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.