BMW to add automatic hybrid-to -EV feature in 2020

BMW’s lineup of plug-in hybrid models will be able to transition automatically from hybrid to electric vehicle mode when they cross into certain emissions free zones in 2020. The automaker will add a feature informed by geofencing technology that recognizes when the vehicle enters an emissions free zone, and will automatically switch the car to electric drive only mode.

Car Scoops writes, BMW “is hoping that eDrive Zone will give PHEVs the same type of access rights as with fully electric models, since they will behave in the same exact way when entering specific areas.” All plug-ins by the automaker will have this feature in Europe starting in 2020. Read more.

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