BMW bought 100,000 plug-in vehicles this yr: greater than GM, in all probability Nissan too (Tesla TBD)


BMW Group headquarters reworked into batteries in Munich
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You must hand it to BMW.

When the German automaker got down to eclipse final yr’s gross sales
of plug-in vehicles by delivering 100,000 electrified automobiles
globally this yr, it was an bold objective.

However as of the top of November, the automaker has achieved its
objective—and in so doing has bought practically as many electrified
automobiles this yr because it did between the time it launched the i
model in 2013 and the top of 2016.

plans to promote 100,000 plug-in vehicles in 2017, CEO

That gross sales achievement places it forward of Basic Motors and really
seemingly Nissan, two different firms identified for gross sales of their
electrical and electrified automobiles.

Nevertheless, BMW derives most of its electrified success from
plug-in hybrids, not full battery-electric automobiles as Nissan
does with its Leaf and e-NV200 small electrical supply van.

Tesla has additionally projected it would ship greater than 100,000
electrical vehicles by the top of the yr, although we cannot know if
it met that objective till early January.

2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electrical automobile [photo: Chris
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BMW celebrated its 100,000 milestone by portray its Munich
headquarters with gentle, turning the 4 cylindrical buildings
into pseudo batteries within the evening.

“We ship on our guarantees,” mentioned Harald Krüger,
Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG. “This
99-metre-high sign is lighting the way in which into the period of

“Promoting 100,000 electrified vehicles in a single yr is an
essential milestone, however that is only the start for

‘i’ electric-car sub-brand to increase into SUVs, utility
automobiles, with ‘iX’ fashions

Just lately, BMW expanded its i model with the
addition of the BMW i8 Roadster in Los Angeles. Each the i8
coupe and Roadster achieve bigger battery packs and enhanced

The BMW i3 additionally obtained updates this yr with the
addition of a sportier i3s mannequin.

Within the close to future, BMW will introduce an electrified
model of the BMW X3—seemingly known as iX3 when it goes on sale in

Its identify follows the corporate’s latest trademarking iX1
by way of iX9, organising a naming conference for future
electrified crossovers and SUVs.

Even sooner, a completely electrical Mini will be part of the ranks in
2019 to enrich the Mini Cooper S E Countryman
ALL4 at present on sale.

Nevertheless, BMW’s i model flagship, codenamed iNext
and rumored to be known as i9, will not arrive till

2017 Mini Countryman, together with plug-in hybrid: ‘largest Mini

In all, the German producer plans to supply 25
electrified fashions, of which 12 will likely be absolutely electrical, by

BMW accounts for 21 % of electrified automobile market
share in Europe, which is 6 % of all BMWs delivered on
the continent.

The corporate additionally claimed in its launch a 10-percent
share of the worldwide electrified automobile market as of the top of


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