Tesla isn’t the only forward-thinking player in the auto sector.
BMW hinted at its intentions to release electric and autonomous vehicles this Friday. The initiative has been dubbed Project i20, and refers to BMW’s goal of releasing a fully electric car with autonomous capabilities by 2021, reports Business Insider.
Furthermore, the company claims that by 2025, the Project i20 car will be fully autonomous. While companies like Tesla and Google have committed to having autonomous vehicle technology ready before 2020, BMW is a little behind.
Other companies that are aiming to have autonomous vehicles on the road by 2020 include Toyota, Volvo, Nissan, General Motors and Honda. Over the past few months, there has been much speculation about the production of autonomous vehicles in Canada by manufacturer GM Canada. The company has committed to hiring between 700 and 1,000 engineers to further the project.
According to Business Insider’s report, BMW will also offer an upgraded version of its luxury, all-electric i3 in 2022 and its electric i8 sports car by 2023.
Source: Business Insider