It is an exciting time in the world of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids, with automakers worldwide working to bring to the market new models at every possible price point.
Activity has been especially frantic at the premium end of the industry, with megalux nameplates like Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Ferrari and others all busy developing new models to meet expected demand.
We look at two new premium models at diverse price points, one of which is here and the other to be unveiled soon.
The all-electric Mini SE combines compact size with an approachable price tag, while the BMW Vision M NEXT hybrid ticks all the boxes for sports supercar buyers, and will be priced accordingly.
It’s been more than a year since BMW’s chief executive announced that his company was making a wholesale shift to electric cars. Speaking in Munich in September 2017, CEO Harald Krueger told journalists, ” By 2025, we will offer 25 electrified vehicles. Twelve will be fully electric.”
Electric cars are not all the same. Nowadays you can choose from a whole range of powertrains, from the plug-in hybrid to the fuel cell. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of the 4 types of electric car.
Three years ago BMW positioned the 330e as the plug-in you wouldn’t have to wait for -in one very memorable ad that showed an owner skipping past empty Superchargers for a 330e and zooming off on engine power. We know how that ended up.