BMW claims to have delivered “more than a quarter of million electrified vehicles”
German automaker BMW has claimed that it has thus far delivered a total of “more than a quarter of a million electrified vehicles.”
BMW is legacy automaker which has been asserting, over the last few years, that it is a leader in terms of the electrification of the auto industry. However, the automaker has largely been using the term ‘electrified vehicles’ for making this claim with regard to electrification of vehicles.
‘Electrified vehicles’ is a term which a number of automakers, particularly legacy automakers, are widely using in the present times to describe different types of vehicles, ranging from regular hybrid (HEVs) to an all-electric vehicle (BEVs). So far as BMW in particular is concerned, ‘hybrid’ vehicles account for a large chunk of the vehicles which comprise the automaker’s recently-announced milestone of having sold ‘over 250,000 electrified vehicles’ to date.
During the January-April 2018 period, the total sales of BMW Group Electrified were 36,692 units of electrified vehicles, which underscored an increase of 41.7% as compared to the total sales in the same four-month period in 2018.
The main markets which contributed to this notable increase in the BMW Group Electrified sales of electrified vehicles included the US, the UK, and Mainland China; while the main models driving the company’s growth in electrified sales in April 2018 were the BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid, the BMW X5 plug-in hybrid, and the BMW i3.
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