Delivered as promised: BMW Group meets oath to broach 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017

Posted on 19. Dec, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The BMW Group has delivered some-more than 100,000
electrified vehicles to business worldwide in 2017, as betrothed at
a commencement of a year. This underlines a company’s leadership
purpose when it comes to electro-mobility. An eye-catching light
designation will pitch this miracle on a highway to a mobility of
a future, with a BMW Group headquarters, a world-famous
“Four-Cylinder” in a north of Munich, remade into a battery.
The BMW Group comparison this intense pitch to paint the
technological change holding place in mobility.

“We broach on a promises,” pronounced Harald Krüger, Chairman of the
Board of Management of BMW AG. “This 99-metre-high vigilance is lighting
a proceed into a epoch of electro-mobility. Selling 100,000 electrified
cars in one year is an critical milestone, though this is only the
commencement for us. Since a introduction of a BMW i3 2013, we’ve
delivered over 200,000 electrified cars to a business and by 2025,
we will offer 25 electrified models to a customers. Our early focus
on electro-mobility has done this success probable – and
electro-mobility will continue to be my magnitude for a destiny success.”


Flexible foundation opposite all indication series

Electro-mobility is an essential component of a NUMBER ONE NEXT
corporate strategy, that continues to enhance a BMW Group’s position
as a heading provider of particular reward mobility and mobility
services. By 2025, a association will offer 25 entirely electric and
plug-in hybrid models worldwide. The fifth era of electric
expostulate sight and battery technology, accessible from 2021, uses
scalable, modular foundation kits that will concede all model
array to be propitious with each form of expostulate train. For a BMW i
electric brand, that was founded in 2011, a association has already
cumulative a fixing rights from BMW i1 to i9, as good as from BMW iX1
to iX9. Next year will see a launch of a BMW i8 Roadster, followed
in 2019 by a entirely electric MINI; in 2020, by a electric chronicle of
a BMW X3 and in 2021 by a brand’s new record flagship, a BMW
iNext, that will brew electro-mobility with unconstrained pushing and
new interior connectivity options for a initial time in a
series-production model.

The BMW Group adopted a holistic proceed to electro-mobility early,
when it launched plan i, a explorer for BMW i, behind in 2007.
By a following year, electric exam fleets took to a roads
worldwide in a largest wide-scale EV margin hearing a automotive
attention had ever seen. Series prolongation of a fully-electric BMW
i3, one of a most-awarded automobile concepts in a world, began in
2013. Since then, sales have increasing each year, for a past four
uninterrupted years.



BMW Group heading provider of electro-mobility

Thanks to a early concentration on electro-mobility, a BMW Group
has already achieved a heading position in a electrified vehicles
market. According to a eccentric POLK/IHS Report (published on 7
Dec. 2017), a BMW Group has a transparent lead over a competitors when
it comes to registrations of new fully-electric and plug-in hybrid
vehicles in Europe, with a marketplace share of 21 per cent. This means the
BMW Group’s share of a electrified automobile shred is some-more than
3 times a share of a marketplace for normal models. While
electrified vehicles now comment for dual per cent of new vehicle
registrations opposite all manufacturers in Europe, a BMW Group figure
is already 6 per cent. In other words, a BMW Group binds a
disproportionately vast share of a flourishing marketplace for
electro-mobility in Europe. The company’s position is likewise strong
when it comes to a worldwide marketplace – a association has a 10% share of
a tellurian electrified automobile market.

Electrified models are in generally high direct in western Europe
and a USA, for example, where they comment for 7 per cent of
sum BMW code sales in both markets. In Scandinavia, where a BMW
i3 is a best-selling BMW model, one in 4 BMWs sole is
electrified. In Germany, new registrations of fully-electric and
plug-in hybrid BMW Group vehicles will strech some-more than 10,000 units
this year. Electrified expostulate trains also play an increasingly
critical purpose in a engine brew for particular models: In 2017, every
tenth indication of a rarely successful BMW 3 Series Sedan delivered to
business worldwide was electrified. In a box of a BMW 2 Series
Active Tourer, 13 per cent of a models sole in 2017 were plug-in
hybrids. Since a launch in Jun 2017, a MINI Cooper S E Countryman
ALL4 (combined fuel expenditure of 2.3-2.1 l/100km; CO2 emissions of
52-49 g/km) already accounts for one in 10 of MINI Countryman sales
around a world. Sales of a all-electric BMW i3 also increasing by
around a quarter. (All total YTD Nov 2017.)

Complementing a 9 electrified four-wheel vehicles offering by the
BMW Group, a association also manufactures a ideal two-wheeled product
for reward civic electro-mobility: a BMW C evolution. Following the
introduction of a new battery, that extends a scooter’s operation to
160km, sales of this electrified scooter have grown by 80% compared to
a initial 11 months of final year. The 1,500 units sole around the
universe are in further to a 100,000 electrified automobiles the
association has sole in 2017.



Ceremonial handover during a BMW Welt

One of these many business worldwide gifted a special surprise
today: An 80-year-old motorist from a North Rhine-Westphalia segment of
Germany collected his BMW i3 in Protonic Blue during BMW Welt in Munich
this afternoon, creation him a 100,000th patron worldwide to choose
an electrified BMW Group automobile this year. Harald Krüger, Chairman of
a BMW AG Board of Management, welcomed him to a BMW Welt and
privately handed over a keys to a new car, commenting, “the
fad connected to electro-mobility is felt by all generations
and handing over a 100,000th electrified automobile we’ve
brought to a streets this year is a really special impulse for me.” 


A resplendent symbol

To applaud this critical milestone, a iconic BMW “Four-Cylinder”
domicile building is being remade by a lighting installation
into 4 honest batteries, representing a brazen meditative which
is a elemental partial of BMW’s DNA. The special enlightenment will be
projected onto a building on a dusk of 18 Dec 2017 from
8:00 p.m. until midnight. The plan was implemented in collaboration
with a informative organization Spielmotor Muenchen. This
public-private partnership between a City of Munich and a BMW
Group was founded in 1979 with a aim of bringing informative diversity
to Munich and substantiating and expanding a city’s purpose as a national
and general informative destination.




If we have any questions, greatfully contact:


BMW Group Corporate Communications


Wieland Brúch
BMW i und Electro-mobility

+49 89 382 72652


Emma Begley
BMW Group Business and Finance

+49 89 382 72200


Julian Hetzenecker
BMW Group Business and Finance

+49 89 382 39229



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With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 31 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than
140 countries.

In 2016, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.367 million cars and
145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation was approximately
€ 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31
Dec 2016, a BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.





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