Within the BMW i4, the specific design principle for its electric motor means any use of rare earth materials is avoided. This focus on sustainability aligns with BMW Group's use of recyclates. Today, around 25% secondary steel, up to 50% secondary aluminium in certain components and up to 20% secondary thermoplastics are used throughout the production process.



The way in which an electric car functions differs fundamentally from that of a vehicle with a combustion engine in that the motor of an electric car is not powered by fuel but exclusively by electricity. This electricity is stored in a battery, the capacity of which helps determine the range, in other words, the distance that can be covered with one battery charge. With electric driving comes exciting possibilities. That’s why BMW approaches this new era in mobility just like any other; where engineering, innovation and aesthetics come together seamlessly to inspire joy in every journey.