BMW has officially sold its 1 millionth electrified vehicle, handing over the keys to an all-electric BMW iX to a customer at the BMW Welt facility in Germany.
Speaking with journalists after the delivery ceremony Pieter Nota, a member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands, and Sales, revealed that roughly 70 percent of the electrified vehicles that BMW has sold have been hybrids. He added that BMW will have delivered around 2 million fully-electric vehicles to customers by 2025 and believes that at least 50 percent of all the vehicles they’ll be selling by 2030 will be electric.
“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,” Nota said. “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.”
BMW will introduce a host of all-electric models in the coming years. Among the first to launch will be electric versions of the BMW 7-Series and BMW X1. Additionally, an electric 5-Series will be added to the automaker’s range in 2023. Other EVs being planned include the successor to the Mini Countryman and the Rolls-Royce Spectre. In fact, all Mini models will be electric by the early 2030s while Rolls-Royce will become an all-electric brand by 2030.
In a statement, the head of Strategic Product Management at the BMW Group, Dr Andreas Aumann, said that charging infrastructure will play an important role in the ramp-up of electromobility.
“Electromobility needs holistic thinking and implementation,” Aumann said. “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.”