BMW Group hits milestone as it hands over one-millionth electrified vehicle
German carmaker looks to deliver two million electric vehicles (EVs) to customers by 2025
The BMW Group has celebrated the delivery of its one-millionth electrified vehicle just before the end of the year. This is a big number for BMW who are looking to ramp electrification over the next two years.
Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands and Sales, said: “The delivery of our one-millionth electrified vehicle marks a milestone in our transformation and we already have the next one in our sights. We aim to break through the two-million mark in just two years.”
The BMW Group released two key innovation flagships, the BMW iX and the BMW i4, onto the market in mid-November. Both models are being well received by customers worldwide, as reflected in new orders from around the globe.
Nota added: “Thanks to our steadily growing product range, we are setting ourselves ambitious sales targets, in particular for fully-electric vehicles. In 2022, we aim to double this year’s sales.
“By 2025 the BMW Group will have delivered around two million fully-electric vehicles to customers. We expect at least one out of every two BMW Group vehicles sold to be fully electric by 2030.”
Over the next year, the BMW Group will expand its electrified product line-up to include fully-electric versions of the BMW 7 Series and BMW X1. The high-volume BMW 5 Series will be added to the electric portfolio in 2023.
The successor to the MINI Countryman and the all-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre will follow. By 2023, the company will already have at least one fully-electric model on the roads in about 90 percent of its current market segments.
Over the next ten years or so, the BMW Group plans to release a total of about 10 million fully-electric vehicles onto the roads.
The Neue Klasse, which is uncompromisingly geared towards electric drive trains, will make a significant contribution to BMW Group sales volumes from the middle of the decade.
The MINI product range will already be exclusively all-electric by the early 2030s and Rolls-Royce will be an all-electric brand from 2030 on. All future new models from BMW Motorrad in the field of urban mobility will also be fully electric.
The successful ramp-up of electromobility will depend on the swift and comprehensive expansion of charging infrastructure. The BMW Group is making a vital contribution to this.
Dr Andreas Aumann, BMW Group head of strategic product management, said “Electromobility needs holistic thinking and implementation. That is why we don’t just offer our customers highly attractive electrified cars; we also make sure charging is easy and convenient.
“Our commitment spans the entire value chain from compelling products and services through strategic investments, all the way to building our own company charging infrastructure.”
BMW Charging and MINI Charging provides customers with access to one of Europe’s largest charging networks, which is made up of more than 250,000 charging points.