Fri, 01 September 2017
BMW has set its course for the future of mobility, with both electrification and cleaner diesel engines at the heart of its plans.
The company’s management board chairman Harald Krüger has highlighted how the company was the first German manufacturer to invest in electric vehicle technology with its BMW i vehicles, however, he now believes that future mobility must also be sustainable.
“Future mobility will definitely depend on state-of-the-art diesels as well,” says Krüger. “Environmental protection has several dimensions: one of them is the fight against climate change.” Modern, efficient diesel engines ensure lower CO2 emissions and, therefore, make an important contribution to protecting the environment.
In addition, when it comes to many unwanted emissions, diesels are just as clean or even cleaner than petrol engines. This can certainly be said of particulate, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions, meaning that three of the four major diesel pollutant issues have been resolved and no longer have any adverse effect on air quality. This is why the BMW Group is calling for objective discussions based on facts and scientific evidence.