BMW delivers 1Million electrified automobiles !

BMW handed over the keys to a fully electric BMW iX to one of its customers at the BMW Welt exhibition in Munich (Germany), marking the one-millionth electric car delivered by the company.

After the handover ceremony, Pieter Nota, a member of the BMW AG’s Board of Management responsible for Brands, Customers, and Sales, told the media that hybrids account for about 70% of BMW’s EV sales. He also stated that by 2025, BMW expects to have delivered about two million fully-electric vehicles to consumers, and that by 2030, electric vehicles would account for at least 50% of total vehicle sales.

Pieter Nota said:

The delivery of our one-millionth EV marks a milestone in our transformation, and we already have the next one in our sights: We aim to break through the two-million mark in just two years. Thanks to our steadily growing product range, we are setting ourselves ambitious sales targets, in particular for fully-electric vehicles: In 2022, we aim to double this year’s sales. By 2025 the BMW Group will have delivered around two million fully-electric vehicles to customers. We expect at least one out of every two BMW Group vehicles sold to be fully electric by 2030.

BMW handed over the keys to an all-electric BMW iX to a customer at the BMW Welt plant
BMW handed over the keys to an all-electric BMW iX to a customer at the BMW Welt plant

In the following years, BMW will release a number of all-electric models.

Electric versions of the BMW X1 and BMW 7-Series will be among the first to go on sale. In 2023, the automaker will also introduce an electric 5-Series to its lineup. The successor to the Rolls-Royce Spectre and the Mini Countryman are two other electric vehicles in development. In fact, by the early 2030s, every Mini versions will be electric, and Rolls-Royce will be an all-electric marque. 

Dr. Andreas Aumann, the BMW Group’s head of Strategic Product Management, stated in a statement that charging infrastructure will be critical to the rollout of EVs:

Electromobility needs holistic thinking and implementation. That is why we don’t just offer our customers highly attractive electrified cars; we also make sure charging is easy and convenient. Our commitment spans the entire value chain: from compelling products and services through strategic investments, all the way to building our own company charging infrastructure.

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