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BMW announced its intention to increase by one-third of sales of electric cars

German automaker BMW Group announced its intention to increase by one-third of sales of electric vehicles in 2017 year. On Monday, November 14, Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported, citing the head of the concern Harald Krüger.

According to him, to the best selling electric vehicles, it requires the development of infrastructure, especially the network of charging stations. In addition to premium buyers of eco-friendly vehicles should be increased. It is expected that the results of 2016 years 60 BMW sells thousands of electric cars.

To increase sales, BMW plans to increase the capacity of the batteries in the 50 percent. In addition, the company plans to introduce uniform batteries for all models.

7 July it became known that BMW, the American manufacturer of Intel processors and the Israeli company Mobileye signed an agreement to jointly develop autonomous driving technology. The autopilot should be ready in five years, by which time the German group plans to bring to market a range of self-service.

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