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First mass-market BMW FCV to arrive by 2020

June 15, 2015

Citing unnamed company officials, a fresh report from Auto Express claims that BMW has confirmed its first-market fuel-cell vehicle, which is expected to be revealed by 2020. The model still remains a mystery, but it should likely be sold under the ‘i’ sub-brand.

The Bavarian automaker could use its technical partnership with Toyota to source the fuel-cell technology. The report indicates that although technologies will be developed in-house, they will be in their second generation (already developed by someone else). The company is taking its chances on the evolution of the present fuel-cell technology keeping the end of the decade as its target for starting deliveries of its first fuel-cell vehicle.

The company is also reportedly working on a new plug-in hybrid sedan that will be sold under the ‘i’ sub-brand and named the BMW i5, and planning a Tesla Model X-rivaling pure electric crossover that could be built at its Spartanburg plant in the State of South Carolina in the U.S.

[Source: Auto Express]

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