BMW i8 at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW i8 at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW i8 Inner Workings

BMW i8 Inner Workings

According to Máté Petrány of Jalopnik, future iterations of the BMW i8 will remain plug-in hybrids.

There has been some speculation that at some point in the not-so-distant future the i8 could become a pure electric car, but Jalopnik says that's not the case.

Jalopnik spoke with BMW i division boss, Henrik Wenders, who confirmed that, going forward, the i8 will remain a PHEV.

This is not a surprise though. BMW is heavily focused on PHEVs, so much so that it's only pure electric car is also offered with a optional range extender that essentially makes it, by loose definition, a PHEV.

We're beginning to wonder if BMW will ever venture into the long-range BEV market.  Our thinking right now is that BMW is not interested in entering Tesla territory.

Source: Jalopnik