In a recent interview, Oliver Zipse, BMW’s board member for production, said the automaker expects that between 15 and 25 percent of BMWs sold will have an electric drivetrain, a significant number considering BMW currently sells nearly 2.5 million cars every year.
And based on the recent BMW Group sales report, the company is on track to deliver on that promise. According to BMW, the June deliveries of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles totalled 13,806 vehicles worldwide, an increase of 47.6 percent on the same month last year and the highest monthly total ever for BMW Group electrified.
Year-to-date sales of electrified BMW and MINI vehicles totalled 60,660 (+42.5%).
Furthermore, Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW, said that 75 percent of the BMW cars sold in Norway are electrified, while the Californians pick one 5 Series plug-in hybrid out of each 5 Series model sold.
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The Chinese market is also showing a strong demand for electrified cars with a total of 6,295 units sold so far in 2018. First-half-year electrified sales increased significantly in several other major markets, including the USA (12,015 / +51.3%) and the UK (8,823 / +41.4%).