3 EVs From BMW Are Coming in India, Check Out the Details

All three of the vehicles will be imported into India via the CBU route, at least for the foreseeable future, according to the company.

Ankit Awasthi
Published on 28 Nov 2021 11:58 AM GMT
3 EVs From BMW Are Coming in India, Check Out the Details
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New Delhi: In India, the premium market for electric vehicles is growing at an exponential rate. There are several electric vehicles on the horizon, including the Tesla Model 3, the EQC from Mercedes-Benz, the eTron and the eTron GT from Audi, and Porsche's Taycan, which has made significant strides recently.

3 EVs From BMW:

BMW India has announced the launch of its electric vehicle campaign, with three new electric vehicles set to go on sale in India over the next six months. The company is not one to miss out on the competition. Its electric flagship, the iX electric SUV, which is set to debut within the next 30 days, will spearhead the onslaught of electric vehicles. This will be followed by the launch of the Mini electric, which will take place within the next three months, and finally the introduction of the i4 sedan, which will take place in India during the first half of 2022.

All three of the vehicles will be imported into India via the CBU route, at least for the foreseeable future, according to the company.

The iX, the group's new technology flagship, is an all-wheel-drive electric SUV with a range of 425 kilometers. It is the group's first launch. As part of its environmental credentials, the iX will make extensive use of either natural or recycled materials, and it will be powered entirely by "green electricity" rather than rare earth metals or raw materials derived from deep-sea mining. Having said that, it will also use two electric motors in tandem to accelerate from 0 to 100 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds. While the iX is available in two power trims around the world, the iX 30 and the iX 50, it is unclear whether BMW will bring both or just one of these models to India. According to some reports, BMW could introduce the iX as early as the first week of December.

On the heels of this, the Mini electric will be introduced, which will have a driving range of 235 kilometers on the WLTP cycle. Finally, the BMW i4 sedan will go on sale in India in the first half of 2022, bringing the company's first line of electric vehicles to market in the country for the first time.

BMW India's president and CEO, speaking at the launch event earlier this week, called on the government to improve taxation policies for completely built-up (CBU) electric vehicles in the country. This is in line with the sentiment expressed by other players such as Tesla and Hyundai, who have both called for similar relief for their respective electric campaigns. If the relief is granted, it will encourage manufacturers to invest in the development of an extensive ecosystem that will enable the successful adoption of electric vehicles in India.

In the beginning, BMW will provide 11kW AC fast chargers in conjunction with the iX, which will allow for a full charge to take 7 hours and a range of 100 kilometers to take 2 and a half hours. BMW will also install 50kW direct current fast chargers in all of their dealerships, which will be spread across 35 cities.

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Ankit Awasthi

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