BMW is progressing on the electrification path and reports growing demand for its latest all-electric car models.
"Zipse said demand for EVs was very high. "Our i4 is sold out for months, as is the iX.""
It's not a precise measure, but it's great to hear that the long-awaited new BEVs, based on the fifth-generation EV tech from BMW, are attracting many orders.
Things are going in the right direction at a fast pace we guess, as the German manufacturer says that it will create up to 6,000 new jobs related to EVs in 2022,
"That is why we will increase our workforce by up to 5 percent next year."
BMW Group already has sold more than 1 million plug-in electric cars and will add another million before 2025.
It was recently announced that the BMW iX xDrive50 has an EPA range of up to 324 miles (521 km), while the BMW i4 eDrive40 will go up to 301 miles (484 km), compared to 270 miles (434 km) in the case of i4 M50.
The next all-electric model in the pipeline is the all-electric BMW 7-series, currently in the last stages of tests.
Following that, we will see also an all-electric BMW 5-series, and all-electric BMW X1. Probably also a new all-electric MINI model sooner or later.
By 2023, there will be some 25 plug-in BMW models on the market and most of them will be all-electric, which is a strategic shift from mostly plug-in hybrid lineup in the past several years.