German carmaker BMW aims to more than double the number of electric cars. BMW Chief Executive Harald Krueger told German weekly WirtschaftsWoche “we want has sold to 500,000 by the end of 2019.”
Harald Krueger said. In 2018 alone, deliveries of electrified vehicles are to rise by a “medium double-digit percentage.” BMW announced plans earlier this year to ramp up its electrified vehicle program, anticipating the vehicles will make up a fifth to a quarter of models sold by 2025. The BMW company plans to offer 25 fully electric and hybrid models all over the world and build electricity market.
BMW aims for 2020
The group said on Monday it had hit its target of selling 100,000 fully electric cars this year around the world.
BMW I electric brand, which was founded in 2011, the company secured the naming rights to BMW i1 through i9 and BMW iX1 to iX9. The company will launch the i8 Roadster in 2018.
A history of BMW electric cars, the company launched the i3 hatchback in 2013 but sales have been relatively low and management has wrestled with whether to go all-out for electrification.