BMW aims to double its sales of fully-electric vehicles this year

BMW aims to see a 50 per cent increase in sales of electrified vehicles compared to 2020

BMW has said it aims to double sales of fully-electric vehicles this year and release new models to comply with CO2 emissions targets, as it races to compete with rival Tesla.

BMW said that, including plug-in hybrids, it aims to have a 50 per cent increase in sales of electrified vehicles compared with 2020.

It did not give sales volumes for its fully electric vehicles but in recent data BMW said it sold close to 193,000 electrified vehicles last year. This included fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

Meanwhile, market leader, Tesla delivered just under 500,000 fully electric vehicles in 2020.

BMW currently makes 13 electrified models, either fully electric or plug-in hybrid, sold in 74 markets.

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Its global EV sales rose 31.8 per cent in 2020 and accounted for 15 per cent of its European sales, helping the company meet its European Union emissions targets for 2020.

BMW said it would almost double its line-up of electrified vehicles by 2023 to 25 models, with more than half of them being fully electric.

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