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BMW: Plans For Electrification Include Fossil Fuel Phase-Out For 2030

A view of a new design patent for an electric motorcycle from BMW Motorrad

Our favorite Bavarian bike manufacturers are planning for a fully electric future for 2030 – and with over a million of their electric bikes sold to date, it appears that BMW Motorrad’s plans for an aggressive shift to full electrification are well-matched by the current demand for their machines.

BMW's new electric scooter variant

Source: CNET

The report from RideApart tells us more – namely, that BMW’s goals on the road to full electrification are as follows: 

  • Double electrified vehicle sales in 2022 (compared to 2021)
  • Sell two million electrified vehicles by 2023
  • Sell two million fully-electric vehicles by 2025.
  • Shift half of all BMW Group sales to fully-electric vehicles by 2030.
  • Deliver ten million fully-electric vehicles to customers over the next decade

A view of a new design patent for an electric motorcycle from BMW Motorrad

Source: YouTube

To reach these high-aspiring goals (move over, Harley), we’re told that “BMW Group is also partnering with high-power charging networks Ionity and Digital Charging Solutions along with eRoaming platform Hubject.” 

The end result? High-tech, well-tuned machines for the future – and BMW’s Group Head of Strategic Product Management, Dr. Andreas Aumann, can’t wait to give us the end result.

A view of a new design patent for an electric motorcycle from BMW Motorrad

Source: NewAtlas

“Electromobility needs holistic thinking and implementation,” he says. 

“That is why we don’t just offer our customers highly attractive electrified cars; we also make sure charging is easy and convenient.”

Source: RideApart

When it comes to electric machines of their own, BMW currently boasts their CE 04 (an electric scooter with a base model price of $11,795 MSRP), as well as a number of concepts that we anticipate will be on the market in the coming years.

Thanks to BMW’s charging partnerships, we are currently at 298,946 charge points, made accessible to the motorcycle community across Europe – and with more to come, we’re excited to see what jazzy, neoteric machines will line up to take a charge or two in the coming decade. 

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*Title media sourced from CycleWorld*
  1. Is this article blending BMW’s aspirations for their entire vehicle fleet (2 & 4 wheel), to infer some phenomenal transition to electric motorcycles? How many electric models in their current lineup? I think like many others, BMW are a long way behind. There is real opportunity for new entrants to establish a foothold and for incumbent manufacturers to loose market share.
    The big question is whether the current business model is sustainable with a move to EV.

  2. Love for R Electric Boxers with the famous shaft drive. The sound can be taken from the analog sound of the real R engines and once you start up the engine it should produce the digital sound of the same using a pair of speakers built in: One on each side.
    That one be the next first in my collection.

  3. Have seen NO PROOF yet of QUANTUM_GLASS, nor 1000 mile re-charges, on anything and for that matter where are all of those “electric airplanes?” A electrical-pressure storage substrate made of ???? I smell a ruse. Gas is good. Synthetic-Fuels is good. Electrical-Magnetic-Radiation impacting human-cellular activity, NOT GOOD!

  4. When the fossil fuel engines are gone from the BMW motorbike lineup I will be gone from BMW. It will be time to change to a new manufacturer that isn’t completely woke…

    1. I laugh every time someone uses the word “woke” to describe the electrification of transport. You can’t fight the march of progress, Don, no matter how deep you bury your head in the sand!

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