Lelectrification will be indicated before and after the automotive industry and all manufacturers have been working to accommodate this change. One of those who want to be at the forefront is BMW, and for this, the Munich Company was one of the first to introduce an exclusive range of hybrid or electric vehicles. Exactly, the brand announced that the i3, its first member, has sold more than 150,000 units since its introduction in 2013. Today, it incorporates a new 120 kilowatt battery capacity which gives it greater autonomy and added version with a focus sport, called the i3s.
In the coming months, the production of 100% of the first MINI electric will start at the Oxford plant and next year will begin the production of the BMW iX3 in Shenyang (China). Up to 2021, the new iNEXT and i4 are planned to be manufactured at the German factories of Dingolping and Munich respectively.
In its report, BMW stressed that it has the widest range of hybrid vehicles in the plug-in premium, with the introduction this year of these versions of the series 3, Series 7 and X5 as well as the new x3 xDrive30e that will be added before the end of the year In addition, It also offers plug-in hybrid versions of the Active Series 2 Tourrer, the Series 5 and the i8 and the i8 Roadster as well as 100% electric motorcycles, the C evolution. By 2025, the brand plans to have 25 electrifying models, 12 of which will be completely electric.
Finally, the company has examined its worldwide expansion: Among its four brands (BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad), it has 30 manufacturing and assembly plants in 14 countries, as well as more than 140 markets and its own network of financial services And mobility. In 2018, BMW Group sold more than 2,490,000 vehicles and more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide.