The numbers are in and it looks like BMW had an ideal begin in 2021, searching for a speedy restoration after the hellish time all of us had in 2020. The primary quarter of 2021 introduced alongside an all-time excessive file for the interval for BMW and the electrified section was not disregarded. In keeping with the Bavarian firm, gross sales of electrified automobiles of their portfolio greater than doubled in comparison with the identical interval of 2020.
To be extra exact, the BMW Group offered 70,207 electrified automobiles between January and March. By electrified automobiles, BMW refers not simply to purely electrical autos but additionally contains plug-in hybrid fashions on this class. “Our prospects are very considering each of those autos. That impressively underlines our excellent planning: the BMW iX and BMW i4 are coming at precisely the best time,” stated Peter Nota, BMW Board of Administration member, chief of Gross sales.
BMW plans to go even greater sooner or later and add extra purely electrical fashions to its vary. In the meanwhile, BMW is barely promoting the i3, MINI Cooper SE, and BMW iX3 as purely electrical autos, with the latter solely occurring sale in Europe earlier this yr. We must also be seeing the primary BMW iX and i4 fashions go on sale this summer time, for a complete of 5 purely electrical decisions within the vary. Nonetheless, the Bavarians are planning to have a dozen fully-electric fashions on the highway in 2023.
Between now and 2025, the BMW Group plans to extend its gross sales of fully-electric fashions by a mean of properly over 50% per yr – greater than ten occasions the variety of items offered in 2020. The corporate expects fully-electric autos to account for at the very least 50% of its international gross sales in 2030. The MINI model is prone to attain this milestone already in 2027. By the early 2030s, MINI would be the first BMW Group model with a product vary that’s completely totally electrical.