Plugin 5 Series is BMW’s bridge to the future

Plugin 5 Series is BMW’s bridge to the future
The BMW 5 Series has always been a fashion leader

BMW’s new 530e iPerformance straddles a useful halfway point between the here of now and the there and then of the electric motoring future, writes Nick Maher

The fact that the future of motoring is electric seems almost without question. It may have been more than a century since an early electric car set speed records (the Lohner-Porsche of the early 1900s: it travelled at a mere 60km/h, but its quality moved Jacob Lohner to say of his collaborator Ferdinand Porsche: “He is a man with a big career before him – you will hear of him again”), but 100 years hence...

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