BMW i Imaginative and prescient Dynamics idea, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Present
[photo: Tom Moloughney]
Sure, sure, sure, we all know: our readers and Twitter followers are
largely very robust supporters of, and believers in, Tesla and
its electrical vehicles.
Our problem for final week’s Twitter ballot was that we get
very, only a few characters to publish questions and a selection of
So in asking which of 4 makers would promote most electrical
luxurious vehicles by 2020, we merely did not have room to place
one thing alongside the traces of “in addition to Tesla.”
Jaguar I-Tempo electrical SUV has already amassed 25,000
We responded to the instant protests and condemnations within the
ballot’s feedback on Twitter by explaining that, however clearly many
Twitter followers do not learn all of the feedback.
In any case, to be clear, we provided up 4 luxurious
automakers—three German, one British—and requested followers which
one they thought would have the very best electrical luxurious automobile
gross sales a bit greater than three years therefore.
The 4 makers have been Audi, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, and
Which maker will promote most electrical luxurious vehicles by 2020?
— Inexperienced Automotive Experiences (@GreenCarReports)
September 25, 2017
The outcomes have been conclusive: virtually half (47 p.c) of
respondents selected BMW.
Following the Bavarian maker of “final efficiency
machines,” Audi and Mercedes-Benz fell right into a second tier.
Surprisingly, Mercedes-Benz obtained 1 / 4 (24 p.c) of
respondents’ votes whereas Audi earned solely 19 p.c.
Audi e-tron Sportback, second electrical automobile from automaker, to
begin manufacturing in 2019
It is startling as a result of the Audi e-tron battery-electric
crossover utility automobile is predicted to hit the market in late
2018, a full yr earlier than the Mercedes-Benz EQC electrical
Mentioning the rear is darkish horse Jaguar at 10 p.c. The
passenger-car model of Jaguar Land Rover will launch its personal
electrical utility automobile, dubbed the I-Tempo, on the identical
schedule as Audi and forward of Mercedes.
That implies that each Audi and Jaguar could have two years of
gross sales—2019 and 2020—towards only one for Mercedes.
Nonetheless, BMW is an eminently logical selection among the many 4. It
launched its first electrical automobile, the BMW i3 with a tiny
elective range-extending engine, within the fall of 2013, and it
went on sale within the U.S. the next spring.
The model is concentrating on gross sales of 100,000 battery-electric and
plug-in hybrid autos globally throughout 2017, and its 200,000th
plug-in automobile will probably be delivered someday this yr.
BMW’s plug-in automobile gross sales rise, conserving it in similar class as
Tesla, Nissan, GM
That places the model forward of Normal Motors in complete manufacturing
of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid autos, although behind
each Tesla and Nissan.
We might counsel that these numbers make it the logical selection
amongst our 4. Now it’s possible you’ll return to discussing Tesla.
As at all times, the outcomes of our Twitter ballot aren’t
statistically legitimate—for a wide range of causes having to do with
who noticed the survey and who selected to reply—and needs to be
considered as dialogue fodder, not a consultant scientific
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