German automobile manufacturer BMW has unveiled plans to offer five fully electric production vehicles by the end of next year.

The move is part of the company’s sustainability efforts as it seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions during production and on the road.

Under the plan, the automaker will offer the BMW i3, the MINI Cooper SE, the BMW iX3, the BMW iNEXT and the BMW i4 from next year.

BMW aims to introduce 25 electrified models by 2023, half of which will be completely electric.

BMW Board of Management chairman Oliver Zipse said: “The best vehicles in the world are sustainable. That is why premium and sustainability will be even more inextricably linked in the future.

“We are using our exceptional technological expertise in both hardware and software not only to make these vehicles desirable, but also to help reduce carbon dioxide through them.”

As part of its sustainability targets, BMW plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per vehicle by at least one third, across its entire range.

The company also noted that it has reduced emissions produced by each vehicle by more than 70% since 2006. Now, by 2030, it seeks to reduce the emissions by an additional 80% from 2019 levels.

In addition, BMW signed an agreement with its cell manufacturers to ensure that they use only green power to make fifth-generation battery cells.

Notably, the European lawmakers have asked automobile manufacturers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from cars by 37.5% by 2030 from the levels of 2021.