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BMW says its Future Highways 2025 plan is 2 years ahead of schedule

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Automotive company BMW has said that it is adjusting frequency to up the tempo of its electromobility expansion programme.

BMW has announced that it will now achieve the total of 25 electrified models previously announced for 2025 two years earlier, in 2023.

The company attributes this to flexible vehicle architectures for fully-electric, plug-in hybrid and combustion engine drive trains, as it is able to respond quickly to changing conditions.

More than half of the 25 models will be fully electric, says BMW.

Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW said, ‘We are moving up a gear in the transformation towards sustainable mobility, thereby making our company fit for the future: Over the past two years, we have consistently taken numerous decisions that we are now bringing to the roads.’

‘By 2021, we will have doubled our sales of electrified vehicles compared with 2019.’

‘We will offer 25 electrified vehicles already in 2023 – two years earlier than originally planned. We expect to see a steep growth curve towards 2025: Sales of our electrified vehicles should increase by an average of 30 percent every year,’ concluded Krüger.

BMW describes itself as an ‘e-mobility pioneer’ and says it is already a leading supplier of electrified vehicles.

By the end of 2019, the company says that it aims to have more than half a million vehicles with fully-electric or plug-in hybrid drive trains on the roads. Within two years, the company intends to offer five fully-electric series-production vehicles: Alongside the BMW i3, with more than 150,000 units built to date, this year will see the start of production of the fully-electric MINI at Plant Oxford (UK).


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