BMW noted a strong result for plug-in electric car sales in November, delivering some 7,571 BMW i and iPerformance series, or 3.6 percent of total BMW sales.

Year-to-date, BMW has sold nearly 55,000 plug-ins and they’re on track for a number close to the 65,000 mark.

But BMW has bigger plans in 2017. Its bosses have often reiterated the company’s goals to surpass the 100,000 mark. The plug-in hybrid sells will be aided next year by the MINI Countryman and 5 Series.

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In some markets, BMW’s plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles make for a large part of the fleet. Nore than one in three BMWs sold in the Netherlands have an electrified drivetrain. BMW i3 was Norway’s top-selling car across all manufacturers and models in November.

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Dr Ian Robertson, Member of the BMW AG Board of Management with responsibility for Sales and Marketing BMW said:

“It’s clear that those markets which actively support electro-mobility are seeing the fastest growth when it comes to alternative-drive vehicles. The addition of the BMW 5 Series and MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid versions in the first half of 2017 is set to increase sales of BMW Group electrified models significantly next year – we have set ourselves the ambitious target of 100,000 units,”

[Source: InsideEVs]