BMW Group announced that it has achieved its goal of selling at least 100,000 electric cars in 2017 globally. This underlines not only BMW’s leadership role in the field of electro-mobility on world’s roads, but also indicates that electric drives era is right around the corner.
BMW AG has ended the year with another revolutionary milestone. This German car manufacturer has sold more than 100,000 electric vehicles all over the world and thereby fulfilled the bold plan set up for 2017.
This represents an increase of over 60 percent compared to the 62,255 electric cars BMW sold in 2016. The outlook for the coming years appears even more optimistic.
“Selling 100,000 electrified cars in one year is an important milestone, but this is just the beginning for us. Since the introduction of the BMW i3 2013, we’ve delivered over 200,000 electrified cars to our customers and by 2025, we will offer 25 electrified models to our customers. Our early focus on electro-mobility has made this success possible – and electro-mobility will continue to be my measure for our future success” – said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.
According to BMW plans, 12 of 25 models that are to be developed by 2025 will be fully electric and offer a range of up to 700 kilometers.
German electro-mobility leader decided to celebrate the success by “transforming” its famous “Four-Cylinder” headquarters in Munich into a spectacular 99-metre high light battery which is supposed to represent the big change taking place in mobility.