Germany is home to the Autobahn, some of the best feats of car engineering on the planet and one of the “greenest” countries in the world.
In keeping of that last aspect, the German government has announced that they are hoping to get one million electric vehicles on the country’s roads by 2020.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be meeting top executives of the country’s main automakers and energy companies in Berlin to launch a new initiative to develop electric vehicles. This plan will bear the insignia of the “national platform for electric mobility” and is destined to reach the fabled million in under a decade.
This platform and the eco-minded thinking behind it fits BMW’s efficient dynamics politics and first to show his support for the idea on behalf of the automakers is BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer who stated that the bavarians are ready and well positioned to become a technology leader in the market .
BMW’s hybrid developments so far aren’t probably going to get all these great numbers in sales up so quickly which is why the company has announced it will be relying mostly on cars that will be developed from the BMW ActiveE Concept.
The BMW ActiveE is based on the current BMW 1-Series that has a rear mounted electric motor and a battery setup similar to what you would get in a Tesla Roadster. As always with BMW the performance isn’t one to disappoint even though the main purpose of the car is ecology and the zero emissions factor as the car is completely electric.