NUERTINGEN, GERMANY: Germany’s BMW will be ready for any internal combustion engine (ICE) car ban from 2030 with an electric vehicle supply, CEO Oliver Zipse said on Tuesday.
The EU has proposed an effective ban on fossil-fueled cars from 2035 as part of a wider package of measures to tackle global warming.
“We will be ready to ban ICE. If a region, city, country has the idea of banning ICE, we have an offer,” Zipse said at a conference in the town of Nuertingen, near Stuttgart.
“The BMW Group is not worried about this. Whether that is a good idea is another question … but we will have an offer.”
Unlike its competitors such as Volkswagen and General Motors, BMW has not set an end date for the production of ICE cars.
However, he said he expects 50% of global car sales to be electric vehicles by 2030.
(Reporting by Victoria Waldersee; editing by John Stonestreet)