BMW has announced that its Chinese factories will be carbon neutral by the end of this year to boost sales of electric cars

BMW, the German luxury carmaker, has announced plans to be carbon neutral at its Chinese factories by the end of this year and to cut total carbon emissions from its Chinese production chain by 80 per cent by 2030.

Jochen Goller, president of BMW China, said during the Shanghai auto show that BMW will introduce 12 electric models in China by 2023. The company also plans to increase sales of pure electric vehicles to 25% of total sales by 2025. BMW is also considering expanding production in China, but no final decision has been made. Rumors are circulating that BMW's joint venture with Great Wall Motor is building a factory in China, and it is "natural" that BMW will increase its investment in the market as sales of pure electric vehicles continue to rise.

Smart car group to understand that BMW in order to achieve this goal, now has begun the layout. BMW announced on June 3 that it will build 360,000 charging stations in China by the end of this year, including 150,000 quick-charging stations, in a bid to gain a bigger share of the world's largest electric vehicle market. By the end of 2020, BMW's public charging network has covered more than 300 cities in China, realizing dynamic connection of more than 300,000 national standard charging piles.