BMW will not deliver the iX3, which is the first electric crossover of the automakers to the United States. It is the most recent automaker to alter the EV planning to China and Europe. BMW told Automotive News, which is the initial media outlet to show the change, that during that time, they didn’t have the plants to deliver iX3 to the markets of the United States. Besides, the change was significant as the iX3 was based on the X3, which is the most demanded BMW models across the United States.
The BMW iX3 will be built in China and has been scheduled to return to the market in the first half of 2012, the upcoming year.
BMW revealed the conception of iX3 at the Auto China 2018 exhibit in Beijing. The automakers are aiming Europe, the United States, and China for their wider EV strategy. But the realities of the United States market, where the automakers with the exception of the Tesla have encountered a lukewarm response to EVs, merged with strict emissions regulations across Europe, are now hitting home for BMW.
BMW is not the only automaker to pull back the designs to deliver the upcoming electric vehicles to the United States Mercedes-Benz has held the United States launch of electric EQC SUV. Now, the EQC is scheduled to come to the United States in 2021.
Volkswagen has teased the sales strategy for the upcoming ID electric lineup. The company will carry its compact hatchback, the ID 3 out of the United States. Instead, the VW plans to deliver the ID. 4 to the United States.