BMW pledges to cut CO2 emissions by 20% in Europe this year


The new legislation with emissions for vehicle producers and their fleets is tightening the screws on the whole industry. BMW is likewise going to be hit with powerful fines if it doesn’t figure out how to cut previously mentioned emissions to a fleet average of 95 grams/km by 2021. As per its CEO however, that won’t be an issue as BMW has made it a habit to deliver on its guarantees. In a recent interview, Oliver Zipse said BMW will cut 20% of its fleet CO2 emissions before the year’s over.

In 2018 BMW announced an average level of 128 grams/km in CO2 emissions. Even though the figures for 2019 haven’t been released at this point, the organization previously said it recorded a further ‘slight’ decline. In this way, with another 20 percent cut in 2020, the average of the whole BMW armada would presumably drop under 100 grams/kilometer.

“We will achieve an improvement of 20 percent in Europe this year alone” contrasted and 2019, CEO Oliver Zipse said during a speech in western German city Bochum, as per SpaceDaily. How that huge drop will be accomplished despite everything stays a secret, however.

Certainly, BMW has an ever-developing portfolio of hybrid and electric autos in its line-up however they are still yet a fraction of the total sales. Besides, diesel engines have been on the decay and their lower CO2-emission standard won’t help to such an extent.

Nevertheless, BMW has been steadily dealing with diminishing CO2 emissions on its ‘regular’ vehicles also by improving engine technologies on both Otto and Diesel mills. As indicated by the previously mentioned source, Zipse guaranteed 33% of the carbon decreases would originate from less-contaminating combustion engines, and 66% from electrified vehicles.

Talking about which, BMW expects to lift the percentage of sold electric vehicles in its range from 8.6 percent in 2019 to 25 percent one year from now, 30% in 2025 and 50% in 2030.

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