Is that expectation for real?
We think it may go well above that hundred thousand mark. How?
You see, July set yet another record for the BMW Group’s range of electrified vehicles: more than 50,000 BMW i, BMW iPerformance and electrified MINI vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world since the start of 2017.
The BMW Group now has a total of nine electrified automobiles on the market: sales of these vehicles totalled 50,711 in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 74.8% on the same period last year, making the group the world’s 3rd largest BEV/PHEV manufacturer.
Watch from a year ago: Why BMW Is Going All in With Electric Cars – Bloomberg
The BMW Group offer nine electrified vehicles in its portfolio including BMW 5 Series, the MINI Cooper S E Countryman plug-in hybrid, BMW i3, BMW i8, BMW 225xe iPerformance, BMW 330e iPerformance, BMW X5 40e iPerformance and BMW 740e/740Le iPerformance, plus the BMW X1 xDrive 25Le iPerformance sold exclusively in China.
The existing range of offerings will be further complemented in 2018 by the all-new BMW i8 Roadster. Post that, battery-only solutions will be rolled out across the BMW Group’s core brands, with their Oxford [UK] plant starting production of a battery-powered MINI in 2019, and the battery-only BMW X3 following in 2020.
The following year, 2021, will see the launch of the BMW Group’s new technology spearhead: the all-electric BMW iNEXT.
The BMW i3 is the best-selling compact battery-electric vehicle in the Premium Segment worldwide since 2014, with the sales curve showing a clear upward trend.
Blast from the past ~ Watch: Autocar India Review the BMW i3 in 2013. We like!