BMW Plans to Debut a 3 Series Electric Vehicle at the Frankfurt Show

By Jonathan Spira on 29 June 2017
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BMW, which currently offers several electric vehicles including the BMW i3, will introduce an all-electric 3 Series at the 2017 International Motor Show in Frankfurt.

The news was first reported by the Handelsblatt, a German business newspaper.

The move is intended to counter the Tesla Model 3, a forthcoming compact four-door sedan that was introduced in early 2016 and slated to go into limited production later this year.

The all-electric 3er will reportedly have a range of 248 miles (400 kilometers) and the Bavarians won’t stop there as both the BMW X3 and BMW’s Mini units will offer an EV version as well.

The Munich-based automaker has previously announced plans to sell as many as 600,000 EVs per year by 2025. BMW currently offers several electric vehicles including the all-electric i3 and the i8, a plug-in hybrid.

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