BMW aims to double EV sales in 2021

BMW is aiming to double its sales of fully electric vehicles this year.

It wants to catch up with Tesla, which shipped close to half a million EVs in 2020.

In comments Friday (January 15), the German automaker didn’t put a number on its sales target.

But earlier in the week it said it sold almost 193,000 electrified cars in 2020.

That figure includes plug-in hybrids.

The BMW Group currently produces 13 electrified models.

Among the newest is its iX3 electric SUV.

The firm’s EV sales rose almost 32% in 2020, and accounted for 15% of its sales in Europe.

It was able to hit EU emissions targets thanks to the dwindling share of shipments taken by regular gasoline engines.

By 2023, BMW said it would almost double its lineup of electrified models to 25, with more than half of them pure electric.

The premium brand has its eyes on 2030, when a growing number of countries say they will ban fossil-fuel vehicles.

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- BMW is aiming to double its sales of fully electric vehicles this year. It wants to catch up with Tesla, which shipped close to half a million EVs in 2020. In comments Friday, the German automaker didn't put a number on its sales target. But earlier in the week, it said it sold almost 193,000 electrified cars in 2020. That figure includes plug-in hybrids.

The BMW Group currently produces 13 electrified models. Among the newest is its iX3 electric SUV. The firm's EV sales rose almost 32% in 2020 and accounted for 15% of its sales in Europe.

It was able to hit EU emissions targets thanks to the dwindling share of shipments taken by regular gasoline engines. By 2023, BMW said it would almost double its lineup of electrified models to 25, with more than half of them pure electric. The premium brand has its eyes on 2030, when a growing number of countries say they will ban fossil fuel vehicles.