The brand has been busy electrifying its vehicles for some years now, and it can be seen with their i3, i8, and their plug-in versions like the X5 xDrive40e, 225xe, 330e, and 740e. BMW’s X3 EV is expected to accompany the i3 as a version that will not use an internal combustion engine. There’s hardly any details available on the powerplant as yet but BMW boss Harald Kruger said, "Our consistent achievement of high profitability enables us to finance future investments from our own resources."
It is obvious that the X3 EV will be heavily based on the next generation BMW X3 model that’s set to go on sale by the middle of 2017. The new X3 is anticipated to be underpinned by the lighter, rear-wheel drive platform which the new 5 Series is expected to be based on, and may also get a hybrid version which uses the BMW 330e’s 2.0-litre petrol engine that’s coupled to an electric motor.
We shall share more information on this in the time to come.