Riding on the wave of momentum, BMW has strengthened its EV operations and will be introducing 12 fully electrified models by 2025
BMW has officially confirmed that it has met its sales target for electric cars this year. The Munich-based luxury automaker is one of the pioneers in the global automotive scene with the introduction of its i3 hatchback and as a first mover in the unique yet unexplored EV territory, it has reaped benefits.
The German marque has sold 1,00,000 EVs in this calendar year as the sales have been complemented by the demand in western Europe and the big markets such as United States for the i3 hatchback as well as the 2-series plug-in hybrid Active Tourer.
Compared to the electric car sales last year, the figures have increased by more than 60 percent from 62,255 units. Riding on a wave of momentum, BMW is planning to grow by double digit percentage in 2018 as well. BMW had a roller-coaster ride since the i3 was launched in 2013 but it held on to its commitments towards electrification.
Back in September, BMW group announced that it is preparing for a massive assault with mass production of electric cars. It is aiming to have 12 all-electric models by 2025 with a range of up to 700 km. It sticks by the notion of Chief Executive Harald Krueger said who said electric mobility is the indicator of where the success is measured in BMW.
Earlier this week, Solar Power, a battery company from United States, stated that it has joined hands with BMW to develop next generation solid state battery technology for the eventual use in zero-emission vehicles. BMW will be unveiling the i3 hatchback in India at the upcoming Auto Expo in February.