BMW will start selling its i3 battery-powered car in China and Singapore next year
German luxury automaker BMW will start to sell its new battery-powered i3 compact car next year in China - a market that it predicts will become the top markets for electric vehicles.
Speaking at an interview with Bloomberg Television in Beijing on July 29, BMW's production chief Harald Krueger said he believes China will be, like the US, one of the core markets for electric cars.
"I'm very optimistic on China in principle because China is a market for e-mobility," Mr Krueger said.
The i3, which has a high-voltage battery that can keep the car running about 120km to 160km on a single charge, will be targeted at families and commutes, he added.