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 |  Nov 07 2012, 5:32 PM

The German automaker will focus next year on starting production for its i-Series according to a statement by Dr. BMW chairman Norbert Reithofer.

The German automaker will be focusing on “revolution” for 2013 with the start of series production on the BMW i models. According to Reithofer, close to 10 million miles have been tested on the MINI E, and over three million miles on the BMW ActiveE model. But the goal remains the same for the i-Series, which is to create a “completely new world of individual mobility.”

The automaker is aiming to half its CO2 emissions of its global car fleet by 2020 compared to the mid-1990s. In addition, the Leipzig plant, where the BMW i-Series will be built, will use renewable energy.

Earlier this year, BMW opened its first-ever i store in London, putting a strong focus on its next-generation electric vehicles.