BMW got down to promote 100,000 electrical vehicles this 12 months globally, and it has managed to try this, the corporate revealed immediately. That features totally electrical vehicles, in addition to electrified automobiles like its plug-in electrical Lively Tourer 2-Collection, Reuters studies.
Its totally electrical choices embody the i3 compact, which it debuted in 2013 however which noticed sturdy demand within the U.S. and in Western Europe this 12 months, vs. comparatively low gross sales numbers beforehand. BMW bought simply over 60,000 EVs final 12 months, so it’s achieved 60 % development for the 2017 gross sales 12 months. The corporate additionally mentioned it expects to develop its EV gross sales in 2018 by a double-digit share once more, although maybe not as steep a rise.
BMW introduced a partnership with battery startup Strong Energy earlier this 12 months to assist commercialize its solid-state battery know-how in a type appropriate to be used in client automobiles, which can assist enhance issues together with security, vary and long-term battery life vs. conventional lithium-ion packs used immediately.
The automaker additionally intends to supply a dozen totally electrical car choices by 2025, and has a four-door sedan within the works with a goal avenue date of 2021.
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