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BMW Lets Slip That Its Electric Vehicles Can’t Compete With Tesla’s

June 28th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Poor BMW. Director of development Klaus Fröhlich has had yet another EV meltdown, brought on by the pressure of not being able to compete with Tesla in the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market. His excuse for BMW's failure to compete? "Nobody wants them." Is Frölich really this out of touch? Or is he just playing politics


BMW Board Member In Denial About EV Revolution (Yikes)

October 15th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

As we recently reported, Klaus Frölich, BMW's board member in charge of development, recently opened up about the company's "nightmare" related to electric vehicles — he contends EV costs will "never" get to a level commensurate with the internal combustion engine. Tim Nicholson (via Go Auto) delved a bit deeper with Frölich at this year's Paris Motor Show. In the interview, Frölich provides his thoughts surrounding the future of electric vehicles, diesel, and self-driving cars


Yikes, BMW Board Member Doesn’t Inspire Confidence In BMW

October 9th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Over half a century ago, the auto industry fought against seat belts. Then, in the 1970s, they fought against smog regulations because of expensive catalytic converters. They also opposed other safety standards, like airbags. Today, legacy automakers cling to diesel and fight against reducing emissions. The latest target of their displeasure and dismay? Well, it's obvious — they complain about a transition to electric vehicles



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