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Adrian Wilson

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19th December 2019, Bavaria

BMW hits half a million

BMW has now reached an electromobility milestone by delivering half a million electrified cars to customers worldwide.

 In 2020, its BMW X3 will become the company’s first vehicle available with four different drive train variants – efficient diesel, petrol, plug-in hybrid and pure electric.

The biggest market for the pure electric BMW iX3 is China, where it will also be produced for the global market. The BMW iX3 will be the first to benefit from the ground-breaking fifth generation of the company’s BMW electric drive trains, which provide a new balance between range and battery size.

The BMW iNEXT – which will also be available from 2021 – will meanwhile combine electromobility with highly automated driving. The fully electric BMW iNEXT will be produced on the same assembly line as vehicles with combustion engines and plug-in hybrids in Dingolfing, Germany. This will be followed in 2021 by the BMW i4, a pure electric Gran Coupé in the premium mid-size segment produced at the company’s main plant in Munich.

BMW also plans to further develop its carbon composites-intensive i3 and will extend production until 2024. At the end of 2019, the company’s electrified model line-up has already been joined by a further pure electric vehicle, the MINI Electric, which to date has 90,000 registered prospective customers.

“Our broad range of electrified vehicles is meeting exact customer needs and we are stepping up the pace significantly,” said Oliver Zipse, chairman of the board of management of BMW AG. “We aim to have one million electrified vehicles on the roads within two years. This is our contribution towards effective climate protection.”

www.bmwgroup.com

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