BMW plans to sell 100,000 electrified cars in 2017

BMW i, News | March 22nd, 2017 by 5
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In 2016, BMW sold 40,000 electrified vehicles, which are compromised of both pure BEVs (Batter Electric Vehicles) and plug-in hybrids. So that includes the BMW …

In 2016, BMW sold 40,000 electrified vehicles, which are compromised of both pure BEVs (Batter Electric Vehicles) and plug-in hybrids. So that includes the BMW i3, i8, 330e and X5 xDrive40e. While that’s not bad and a step in the right direction for BMW, the Bavarian brand has lofty goals for 2017, with its electric sales target¬†of 100,000 vehicles.

While BMW has been selling a lot of electric cars across the globe, Tesla has been beating the Bavarians in America by quite a bit. Tesla actually occupied a third of EV sales in America last year, which is mighty impressive. So far this year, not counting this month as it isn’t over yet, Tesla has sold 4,200 cars while BMW has sold 700 EVs.

Part of BMW’s plan to increase its electrified sales up to 100,000 worldwide is to simply increase the amount of electrified cars it sells. So the Bavarians will be adding a ton of new plug-in hybrid models, adding plug-in variants to nearly every model in its lineup.¬†“With our strategy, we have decided that the fully electric drivetrain will be integrated into our core brands, with an all-electric Mini in 2019, and an all-electric BMW X3 in 2020,” said a BMW representative.

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BMW is also adding its i3 to the LAPD, with the famous police department buying a fleet of 100 i3s. Admittedly, these BMW i3 police cars will be used in smaller communities and won’t be used as chase cars. Although, that would be a hilarious police chase to watch on TV.

Tesla is trying to get its manufacturing capabilities up so that it can produce up to 800,000 cars per year in 2018. This is a bit ambitious, considering the Silicon Valley-based brand has only been able to do about 100,000 per year and struggles to do that. So with BMW’s also ambitious, but more realistic, goals of drastically increasing its EV sales, Tesla and its shareholders might start to get a bit antsy about its own manufacturing.

[Source: The Street]

5 responses to “BMW plans to sell 100,000 electrified cars in 2017”

  1. Chris L says:

    I think the list should also include the 225xe PHEV.

  2. flubalubaful says:

    This is clickbait article, this is a combination of electric only and electric petrol….we can guarantee that most will be duel fuel which is not what people want. The model 3 is going to crush so many manufacturers sales they will be forced to compete and up to now the only one that is competing but not really is the bolt which is a full electric car but sadly they are only building enough to get tax credits. The model 3 is going to be a big eye-opener for manufacturers who have nothing that will compete in the numbers tesla is talking about with the technology that tesla is offering even on their base models.
    If Tesla can get the amount of cars delivered up to 500 000 a year next year 2018 the whole ice car market will be on the cusp of collapsing.

    • Not clickbate. Plug-in hybrids are typically considered electrified vehicle as they can run on pure battery power alone and be charged as such. These are BMWs plans, we’re just reporting them.

      • hinu7ycfgr5e says:

        Tesla’s goal has been 500,000, not 800,000. The Model S is not very manufacturable. It’s not affordable, so it doesn’t make sense to think that they could manufacture 500,000 of them. Model 3 is made to be produced in high volume.

        It’s silly of you to base your argument of the Model S and X. There are many reasons to why it’s different with the Model 3. You are comparing apples to oranges.

        And you should make it clear to the reader what vehicles BMW plan to manufacture. This is not a legal document that is open for debate about semantics. You should not make ambiguous articles. You should make them as clear as possible, as objective as possible.

        This is not an objective or accurate article.

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