Although the pandemic and global shortage of semiconductors caused delays in production and distribution, sales of electric vehicles did not decrease. What so ever, last year saw sales growth of over 25 percent compared to 2020. However, that did not discourage companies, such as BMW, which do not want to give up petrol and diesel engines.
Many companies have opted for full electrification of their vehicles by the end of the decade, but there are also those that are persistent in their efforts to keep internal combustion engines on offer. Among them is BMW, which is working on a new generation of petrol, diesel, six-cylinder and eight-cylinder engines. It will take BMW several years to meet upcoming stringent emissions regulations, said BMW Development Director Frank Weber.
“With the six-cylinder engine alone, we are reducing CO2 emissions more massively than has ever been the case with a generation change. In order to reconcile emission requirements on the one hand and performance requirements on the other, we looked at the entire charge cycle and found a promising approach there, “Weber said.
We are sure that BMW will find the best solution in the “dance” between regulations on CO2 emissions and consumer demands.
Source: Auto Motor und Sport