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BMW has the power to make electric cars, but doesn't want to give up the internal combustion engine yet

 BMW executives expressed confidence in the electric vehicle sector, but said they would only abandon internal combustion engines if that was required.

The EU is planning to ban cars using fossil fuels (petrol, oil) from 2035 because it wants to focus on dealing with climate change.
"We will be ready to stop making internal combustion vehicles," BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said at a conference held in Nuertingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. "If a region, a city, or a country is going to ban vehicles with internal combustion engines, then we will have a product to meet."
"The BMW Group is not worried about this. Whether it's a good idea or not, we have a plan."
According to Reuters news agency, unlike competitors such as Volkswagen and General Motors (GM), BMW does not have a specific roadmap for stopping making internal combustion engine cars. However, BMW believes that by 2030, half of its global vehicle sales will be electric.

Last month, BMW's chief development officer, Frank Weber, questioned whether both the system and the consumer are ready for this radical change, and outlined why the brand is does not give a specific deadline. "We don't want to see customers forced to buy electric vehicles when there's inadequate charging infrastructure," Weber told Auto News.

BMW's reluctance over plans to ban internal combustion engines could upset the environment; Some have even sued BMW for its indifference to climate change. DUH, a German NGO, has accused BMW and Daimler (Mercedes' parent group) of not doing enough to cut carbon emissions.

However, BMW has committed to electrifying its entire product portfolio, with the iX and i4 electric cars already hitting the market. Next will be electric versions of the 7-Series and X1 lines next year, an electric 5-Series and Mini Countryman model is expected to debut in 2023.

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