BMW's plan to launch new electric cars by 202501 December 2020
By 2025, they'll be nine new electric BMW's on the market, with BMW offering electric variants of its original and longest-standing models. There'll also be a new i5 and i7 to kick start the expansion of its electrified offerings.
BMW will expect to sell 4.6 million fully electric vehicles within the next ten years, under its new 'Power of Choice' sustainability plan. Under this plan, BMW has committed to sell more than seven million plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles by the end of 2030. This plan will also include the electric vehicles' from Mini.
Last year BMW sold 42,249 electric vehicles all of them being i3's. To meet the 4.6million it will need to sell on average 460,000 per year, and with the introduction of electric versions of its popular models this will help BMW reach its goal.
With expected sales figures of plug-in hybrid models to be 2.4 million in the next ten years, BMW is well on track to complete its goal, business and fleet buyers will like models such as the 545e xDrive, joining its current wide range of mild hybrid 5series models.
The iX3 joined the i3 as BMW fully electric models this year, with UK deliveries commencing summer 2021. Based on the X3 body the iX3 will be offered in rear-wheel-drive configuration with an electric motor output of 282bhp, with an expected range of 285 miles, charging via a 150kw DC rapid-charger to 80% capacity being 34 minutes. Also debuting in 2021 will be the i4, a five-door coupe, with similar proportions to the current 3 and 4 series, this will spur on the launch of an electric version of the current 3series.
BMW confirmed the introduction of an i5 and i7 saloon, based on the next generation of their respected non-electric models, and a replacement to the i3 being an electrified X1 SUV badged as the iX1, leaving the i3 badge available for the electric 3series to adopt.
Altogether the 'Power of Choice' is designed to bring BMW to the forefront of electric vehicle sales amongst its premium brand rivals, whilst helping to lower CO2 figures and meet strict targets placed on manufactures for CO2 output based on all their models.
With the launch of the iX3 and i4 next year, and other current models offered with hybrid technology, BMW is hoping to double its 500,000 electrified sales it sold to date.
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