BMW: 500,000 electric cars and Plug-in Hybrids by the end of 2019

BMW CEO Harald Krüger is still convinced of the success of electro-mobility. In an Interview with “business week” announced the Chairman of the Board, the number of its companies selling electric cars and Plug-in Hybrids by the end of 2019 to over 500,000 units to increase. It is therefore clear that The 100,000 vehicles sold in 2017, were just the beginning, in the next two years even more vehicles from BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric should be brought to the man or the woman.

Overall, the BMW Group has sold since the market launch of the BMW i3 end of 2013, worldwide more than 200,000 vehicles with an electrical powertrain. In the next two years, now nearly 150,000 electric cars and Plug are to be sold-in Hybrids, it’s different today issued the target is not reached. In comparison to the current year, Krueger has already announced for 2018, a growth in the mid double-digit percentage range, to 2019 this level should be kept to a minimum.

To the ambitious goals to reach, we extended the range of Plug-in hybrids and electric cars in the next few years consistently. The sub-brand BMW i comes with a completely refreshed range in the year 2018, the revised models i3 and i8, the BMW i8 Roadster delivers. In 2019, the purely electric MINI, 2020, the pure electric BMW iX3 and 2021, the BMW iNEXT follow. Be accompanied this news of a further Plug-in hybrid in virtually all vehicle classes. And with the Wireless Charging technology will Charge the batteries as early as 2018 more convenient.

In an Interview with business week, Krueger also brought allegations to the German environmental aid. These have for your Test with a BMW 320d aware of the “forced driving conditions” provoked in the daily life of the customers hardly play a role. He protested again that BMW will run with the exhaust-gas values, no cheating, and also in the field of exhaust gas purification to meet the competition of other manufacturers search. How much the credibility of Jürgen Resch of Deutsche umwelthilfe in the last few months has suffered, shows the demonstrative cold shoulder of investors on the share price of BMW Group, the constructed accusations of the DUH have had till today, no relevant influence.

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