BMW Group exceeded its aim and strikes ahead in the direction of 500,000 plug-ins in 2019
BMW Group‘s plug-in electrical automotive gross sales in December reached an all-time report of 17,252 (up 30% year-over-year) – nearly 2,500 greater than the earlier report in November.
Plug-ins additionally took a report 7.four% share out of the overall BMW/MINI automotive gross sales.
BMW Group information
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BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV gross sales worldwide – December 2018
Whole gross sales in 2018 amounted 142,617, which is barely above the aim of 140,000 for the yr. In comparison with 2017, gross sales improved by 38.four%, which is cheap.
The common share of plug-in automobiles out of whole quantity elevated from over four% to about 5.7%.
Round 75,000 (over 50%) of sale falls on Europe, the place BMW model accounts for over 16% market share of the plug-in phase. In Germany, the share is even increased at about 20%, whereas globally BMW takes 9% (third finest behind Tesla and BYD). The most important single market (nation) is the U.S. with over 25,000 gross sales (and over 7% market share).
Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Administration of BMW AG liable for Gross sales and Model BMW mentioned:
“We're delighted to have clearly surpassed our acknowledged goal of promoting 140,000 electrified automobiles in 2018 and imagine that by the tip of 2019, there shall be half 1,000,000 electrified BMW Group automobiles on the roads. By 2025, the BMW Group may have not less than 25 electrified automobiles in its mannequin line-up, 12 of which shall be fully-electric,”
In 2018, the very best promoting plug-in inside the group was the BMW 530e iPerformance with 40,260 deliveries (12.2% of all 5-Collection world wide).
The BMW i3 famous its fifth consecutive yr of progress to 34,829 (up 10.6%) and there are already nearly 135,000 i3 on the roads.
The MINI Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 famous 13,219 gross sales (13.three% of all MINI Countryman)
In response to our knowledge, BMW Group thus far offered over 356,000 plug-in electrical automobiles. The goal for the tip of 2019 is 500,000 cumulative gross sales (straightforward on the present price).
The long run
BMW i3 (third mannequin evolution with 120 Ah)
BMW i8 Coupe (2nd mannequin evolution)
BMW i8 Roadster
BMW 740e and BMW 740Le
BMW 225xe Lively Tourer
MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4
BMW X1 xDrive25Le (in China solely)
Upcoming fashions for 2019:
BMW three Collection Sedan PHEV – new plug-in hybrid variant (2nd mannequin evolution)
BMW X5 PHEV
Upcoming fashions with fifth technology drive system:
BMW iX3 in 2020 (first primarily based on fifth technology drivetrain)
Plan for 2025:
not less than 25 plug-in automobiles (12 BEVs and 13 PHEVs)
BMW 225xe iPerformance Lively Tourer
Extra from BMW Group:
Electromobility is an important pillar of the BMW Group’s company technique Quantity ONE>NEXT and one of many firm’s 4 key future-focused ACES subjects (Autonomous, Related, Electrified and Providers/Shared). Having introduced report spending on R&D in 2018, Harald Krüger confirmed, “We're implementing our technique rigorously and investing extensively within the applied sciences of the longer term; increasing our main function in electrical mobility is a transparent focus. 2018 was a big yr on this regard, with the announcement of main new strategic co-operations in addition to the revealing of a number of key new fashions,” Krüger mentioned.
2018: Main milestones
FEBRUARY: The BMW Group proclaims a three way partnership with the Chinese language producer Nice Wall, with the preliminary focus of the cooperation on the joint R&D and native manufacturing of a MINI electrical car. This determination was taken for strategic causes, with a purpose to leverage the potential of the MINI model. The BMW Group views China because the premium market of the longer term and it’s already probably the most energetic e-mobility market on the earth, with enormous potential. MINI is the right match for the market and the automobiles shall be much more engaging to clients there if they're constructed domestically.
MARCH: On the Geneva Motor Present, Harald Krüger confirms the BMW i Imaginative and prescient Dynamics will go into sequence manufacturing because the BMW i4, inbuilt Munich from 2021.
APRIL: The BMW Idea iX3 is revealed on the Beijing Auto Present, the primary full-electric mannequin within the core BMW model. Will probably be inbuilt China and exported to the world, with a market launch scheduled for 2020.
MAY: The BMW i8 Roadster (mixed gas consumption 2.zero l/100 km; mixed energy consumption 14.5 kWh/100 km; mixed CO2 emissions 46 g/km*) lifts the roof on the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid sports activities automotive, serving to total gross sales of the BMW i8 to extend by 24% in 2018.
JULY: The BMW Group indicators a long-term contract price 4 billion euros with the Chinese language firm Modern Amperex Know-how Co. Restricted (CATL) to produce battery cells. The award of this contract is a decisive think about CATL’s determination to construct the world’s most superior battery cell manufacturing facility in Germany. From 2021 onwards, cells for the BMW iNEXT – which shall be manufactured on the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing – shall be provided by the brand new CATL plant in Erfurt. The BMW Group has thereby anchored the complete e-mobility worth chain in Germany – from battery cell manufacturing via to the completed car.
SEPTEMBER: The world’s press are granted a primary take a look at the BMW iNEXT Imaginative and prescient Automobile, the BMW Group’s pioneering spearhead for future innovation. It combines autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and companies whereas maintaining the concentrate on the client and providing them their new “Favorite Area”. The BMW iNEXT Imaginative and prescient Automobile runs on the corporate’s fifth technology electric-drivetrain, with a variety of over 600 km within the WLTP cycle.
OCTOBER: The BMW Group, Northvolt and Umicore kind a joint expertise consortium with a purpose to work intently collectively on the continued improvement of an entire and sustainable worth chain for industrialised battery cells for electrified automobiles in Europe. Given the sharp rise in demand for battery cells, the consortium additionally goals to shut the life-cycle loop of uncooked supplies to the best attainable extent with complete recycling.
NOVEMBER: Additional improvement of BMW eDrive expertise sees the launch of the BMW i3 (120 Ah) and the BMW i3s (120Ah) (mixed gas consumption zero.zero/zero.zero l/100 km; mixed energy consumption 13.1/14.zero – 14.6 kWh/100 km; mixed CO2 emissions: zero g/km*). The storage capability of this pioneering automotive’s high-voltage battery has due to this fact been doubled since its unique market launch in 2013. In on a regular basis use, the 2 fashions at the moment are in a position to cowl a distance of 260 kilometres. Outstanding in some ways, the BMW i3 additionally bucks the same old gross sales curve: deliveries of the BMW i3 have elevated yearly because it was launched, with 2018 gross sales up 11% on the earlier yr.
NOVEMBER: The electrical motors and high-voltage batteries developed for the BMW i3 shall be used to energy a metropolis bus made by Karsan which is designed particularly to be used in inner-city visitors. This follows the profitable co-operation with the Deutsche Submit subsidiary Streetscooter, the place BMW i battery modules allow the road scooter for use all day for delivering letters and packages with out the necessity for interim charging.
2019: New launches
This yr will see the launch of a number of new plug-in hybrids, together with the brand new technology BMW X5 plug-in hybrid (mixed gas consumption: 2.1 l/100 km; mixed energy consumption: 23.zero kWh/100 km; mixed CO2 emissions: 49 g/km*) and the brand new BMW three Collection plug-in hybrid (gas consumption: from 1.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: from 39 g/km*). These fashions may have the newest technology of electrical drive trains, providing an electrical vary of as much as 80 km in line with the NEDC cycle. 2019 can also be the yr when the hotly anticipated MINI Electrical shall be revealed, which shall be inbuilt Oxford, UK.
With the launch of the BMW i3, the BMW Group established itself early as a pioneer within the area of electrical mobility. By 2021, the BMW Group may have 5 all-electric fashions: the BMW i3, the MINI Electrical, the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. By 2025, that quantity is about to develop to not less than twelve fashions. Together with plug-in hybrids, the BMW Group’s electrified product portfolio will then comprise not less than 25 fashions.
This wide selection is feasible due to extremely versatile car architectures and an equally versatile international manufacturing system. Going ahead, the BMW Group shall be able to manufacturing fashions with all-electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and standard (ICE) drivetrains on a single manufacturing line. Its potential to combine e-mobility within the manufacturing community allows the BMW Group to reply much more flexibly to the rising demand for electrified automobiles. By the tip of 2019, the BMW Group expects to have greater than half 1,000,000 electrified automobiles on the roads.
The BMW Group is at the moment creating the fifth technology of its electrical drivetrain, during which the interaction of electrical motor, transmission, energy electronics and battery shall be moreover optimised. Integrating the electrical motor, transmission and energy electronics additionally cuts prices. One other benefit is that the electrical motor doesn't require uncommon earths, enabling the BMW Group to scale back its dependence on their availability. The fifth technology of the electrical drivetrain shall be put in for the primary time within the BMW iX3 in 2020.
All efficiency, gas consumption, emissions and vary figures are provisional.
* Gasoline consumption, CO2 emissions, energy consumption and vary have been calculated primarily based on the brand new WLTP take a look at cycle and tailored to NEDC for comparability functions, depending on the tyre format chosen. In these automobiles, totally different figures than these revealed right here might apply for the evaluation of taxes and different vehicle-related duties that are (additionally) primarily based on CO2 emissions.