The team at BMW are popping the champagne corks today after achieving a major goal that they set early in the year.
The goal was to hand over 100,000 electrified vehicles to global customers during the year and, with just days to spare, the German auto giants have done it.
To mark the achievement, BMW Group flicked the switch on a light installation at their Munich HQ.
As seen below, the famous ‘four-cylinder’ building was transformed by the lights into a battery.
BMW Chairman, Harald Krüger, welcomed the 100,000-vehicle achievement.
“Selling 100,000 electrified cars in one year is an important milestone, but this is just the beginning for us.
“Since the introduction of the BMW i3 in 2013, we’ve delivered over 200,000 electrified cars to our customers and by 2025, we will offer 25 electrified models to our customers.
“Our early focus on electro-mobility has made this success possible – and electro-mobility will continue to be my measure for our future success.”
And as for electric vehicle goals in 2018?
BMW hasn’t yet announced the number they’re shooting for, but the year will still hold a great deal of interest.
The new BMW i8 Roadster will be launched, and then in 2019 there will be a fully electric MINI, and in 2020, an electric version of the BMW X3.For the record, the 100,000th electrified car handed over to a BMW customer was purchased by an 80-year old German man.
The vehicle, a BMW i3 in Protonic Blue, was delivered to the man at a ceremony at BMW HQ.
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