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With 2017 coming to a close, #bmwgroup brand #bmwi has cemented its place among the global leaders in electric mobility. For the first time, more than 100,000 #bmwi, #BMW iPerformance and MINI vehicles with fully electric or plug-in hybrid drive systems have been delivered to customers within a year. According to the independent POLK / IHS Report (issue 7.12.2017), the #bmwgroup tops the electrified vehicle market in Germany and Europe with a 21% share of registrations. The #bmwgroup is tied for first place globally, its 10% market share equal to that of an American manufacturer.
The #BMW Group’s market share in the electrified vehicle segment (in Europe and worldwide) is now more than three times larger than its share of the traditional vehicle market. And while in Europe 2% (globally: 1%) of all new registrations across all manufacturers are accounted for by electrified vehicles, the figure for the #bmwgroup is now 6% (globally: 3%). The #bmwgroup therefore has a disproportionally strong representation in the expanding electric mobility market.
BMW i model line-up updated and expanded.
Spearheading this success in the electric mobility arena are the #BMW i3 (electric power consumption combined 1: 13.6 – 13.1 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km) and newly unveiled, even more powerful #BMW i3s (electric power consumption combined 1: 14.3 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km). In the four years since its market launch, the #BMW i3 has already become the highest-selling electric vehicle in the premium compact segment.
The allure of plug-in hybrid sports cars, meanwhile, has also leapt to another new level with the freshly unveiled, likewise more powerful new edition of the #BMW i8 Coupe (fuel consumption combined 1: 1.9 l/100 km [148.7 mpg imp]; electric power consumption combined: 14.0 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 42 g/km) and the new #BMW i8 Roadster (fuel consumption combined 1: 2.1 l/100 km [134.5 mpg imp]; electric power consumption combined: 14.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 46 g/km).
Launched in 2014, the #BMW i8 is the undisputed leader of the hybrid sports car class with a market share of more than 50 per cent.
The #bmwi brand has now secured the naming rights from #BMW i1 to i9 and #BMW iX1 to iX9. The #BMW i8 Roadster will go on sale next year, followed by the battery-electric MINI in 2019, the electric version of the #BMW X3 in 2020 and the #BMW iNEXT in 2021. The #BMW iNEXT’s role as a technology spearhead will see it bringing electric mobility together with autonomous driving and new in-car connectivity possibilities in a series-produced model for the first time.
The #bmwi Vision Dynamics study – a four-door gran coupe with pure-electric drive system and planned range of 600 kilometres (373 miles) presented at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) – offers another glimpse into the future of the #bmwi brand.
From 2021, the next (fifth) generation of #bmwi electric drive and battery technology will use scalable electric modular technology to enable all model ranges to be equipped with every type of drive system.
Electric mobility is an essential element of the NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy the #bmwgroup has devised to further strengthen its position as a leader in premium personal mobility and mobility services. The company will offer 25 fully-electric or part-electric models worldwide up to 2025 and expects electrified vehicles to then make up between 15 and 25% of global sales
BMW i: a leading electric mobility system supplier
Above and beyond its line-up of electrified vehicles, #bmwi – as a hub within the #bmwgroup – is also pushing ahead with other areas of electric mobilisation as part of its ongoing commitment to the field:
BMW i is a driver of innovation for the #bmwgroup.
The development expertise built up by #bmwi and the resultant transfer of technology are not limited to electric motors and high-voltage battery technology:
BMW i racks up more awards.
Further additions have been made to the list of distinctions collected by the brand, its products and services. Even four years ago, while still in its launch phase, #bmwi won more awards than any other brand in #automotive history. In 2017 alone it added the following titles to its collection:
About #BMW i
BMW i is a #bmwgroup brand focusing on visionary vehicle concepts, connected mobility services and a new understanding of premium strongly defined by sustainability. #bmwi is represented in 54 countries with the #BMW i3 electric car for urban areas, #BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car and plug-in hybrid #BMW iPerformance Automobiles.
BMW i opens up new target groups for the company and serves as an incubator for innovations. Technologies which have debuted successfully in #bmwi cars are carried over to parent brand BMW’s other models.
BMW i is also associated with enterprises including DriveNow (car sharing), ReachNow (car sharing 2.0), ChargeNow (easy access to the world’s largest network of charging points), ParkNow (straightforward location, reservation and payment of parking spaces), venture capital company #bmwi Ventures (investment in start-up companies with a focus on urban mobility), #BMW Energy (energy optimisation services) and the Centre of Competence for Urban Mobility (consultancy for cities).
1 Figures as per the EU test cycle NEDC
Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific CO2 emission values and the electric power consumption of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2 emissions und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1. 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html.LeitfadenCO2 (GuidelineCO2) (PDF ‒ 2.7 MB)
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