Germany’s BMW has shown its readiness towards any ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) cars from 2030 onwards as it focuses on electric vehicles, Chief Executive Officer Oliver Zipse said on Tuesday.

The European Union on Wednesday proposed an effective ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035, aiming to speed up the switch to zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs) as part of a broader package of measures to combat global warming.

 “We will be ICE-ban ready. If a region, a city, a country gets the idea of banning ICEs, we have an offering” Zipse reiterated in a conference at Nuertingen.

“The BMW Group is not worried about this. Whether it’s a good idea is another question… but we will have an offering.”

Unlike rivals including Volkswagen and General Motors, BMW has not set an end date for production of ICE cars.

However, it has said it expects 50% of global car sales to be electric vehicles by 2030.

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