BMW Group has reached another electromobility milestone and already delivered half a million electrified cars to customers worldwide.
The German carmaker announced on Thursday that it is planning to double the number of electrified vehicles by end of 2021.
“Half a million vehicles is the best proof: Our broad range of electrified vehicles is meeting exact customer needs. Now, we are stepping up the pace significantly: We aim to have one million electrified vehicles on the roads within two years. This is our contribution towards effective climate protection,” said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.
The company said next year, the BMW X3 will become the first BMW vehicle available with four different drive train variants: efficient diesel, petrol, plug-in hybrid and pure electric. The biggest market for the pure electric BMW iX3 is China, where it will also be produced for the global market.
“The BMW iX3 will be the first to benefit from the ground-breaking fifth generation of our highly efficient BMW electric drive trains, which provide a new balance between range and battery size,” the company said.
The automaker said its technology flagship, the BMW iNEXT – which will also be available from 2021 – will combine electromobility with highly automated driving.
“The fully electric BMW iNEXT will be produced on the same assembly line in Dingolfing as vehicles with combustion engines and plug-in hybrids,” said the automaker.
“This will be followed in 2021 by the BMW i4, a pure electric Gran Coupé in the premium mid-size segment with strong emotional appeal. The BMW i4 will be produced at the main plant in Munich.”