The worldwide demand for eco-friendly and efficient electrified vehicles continues to grow, and the BMW Group is one of the leading automakers for meeting this demand, with the BMW i models, BMW iPerformance models, and the MINI Electric.
Increase in BMW Electrified Vehicle Sales
During 2018, the BMW Group sold more than 140,000 electrified (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) vehicles. In total, 142,617 electrified BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered to customers around the world last year. This is a considerable increase of 38.4% over the previous year. Electrified vehicles accounted for 6% of total BMW and MINI sales in 2018, compared with 4% in 2017.
“Since launching the BMW i3 in 2013, the BMW Group has rapidly grown its sales of electrified vehicles. With over 140,000 delivered in 2018, we have once again achieved our ambitious target. This great sales result and our impressive market share proves our vehicles are what the customer wants.” – Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG
Future Electric Vehicle Targets for BMW
BMW expects 500,000 BMW electrified vehicles to be on the road by the end of 2019. Electromobility is an essential pillar of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy Number ONE>NEXT, and a big part of this is expanding the offerings of BMW electric vehicles in the upcoming years. By 2021, the BMW Group will have five all-electric models: the BMW i3, the MINI Electric, the BMW iX3, the BMW i4, and the BMW iNEXT. By 2025, that number is set to grow to at least twelve models.