They will be much cheaper and efficient than current batteries, thus bringing the prices of new cars down.

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Among European car manufacturers, BMW is pretty much on top, when it comes to producing electric or hybrid cars. After all, their production numbers were around 100.000 cars, (at least partially) driven by alternative fuels, electricity to be exact. This number can be compared with Tesla or even BYD, the biggest producer of electric powered automobiles – although we have to point out, that the latter two do not produce hybrid cars.

However, while BMW is one of the leaders among producers of hybrid cars, their plans for the future of such (or fully electric) cars remains to be a bit uncertain. They have recently announced a total of 25 new electric/hybrid cars to be presented by the year of 2025, but no further details about their powertrain or batteries have been revealed so far.

The reason for this has now been revealed by Reuters, who spoke to BMW CEO Harald Krueger. Kruger revealed that the biggest obstacle for further development of electric driven cars is hidden within the batteries. Fourth generation of batteries, being used currently are just too expensive so BMW is already developing next generation batteries, that are going to be significantly cheaper, making electric cars much more accessible. Those will be available within next 18 months.

March 25, 2018 Driving photo: BMW

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