BMW Delivers One Millionth EV

Tue 14th Dec 2021

Powerhouse German motoring brand BMW is celebrating an impressive milestone on the electric vehicle journey after delivering its one-millionth EV to a lucky customer in Munich.

While one million ‘electrified’ vehicles may seem an impressive feat, and one which demonstrates the continuing march of low to zero emission cars, it is worth remembering that BMW have been in the business of building EVs for more than a decade, they launched the i3 in the summer of 2011.

But while Tesla and other brands may have seemingly stolen a march on BMW when it comes to EV innovation, that hasn’t stopped the German brand from announcing ambitious plans to double their EV sales in 2022.

The landmark vehicle handed over was a BMW iX xDrive40 and was personally delivered by BMW Board Member Pieter Nota, who said: “The delivery of our one-millionth electrified vehicle marks a milestone in our transformation – and we already have the next one in our sights: We aim to break through the two-million mark in just two years.

“Thanks to our steadily growing product range, we are setting ourselves ambitious sales targets, in particular for fully-electric vehicles: In 2022, we aim to double this year’s sales. By 2025 the BMW Group will have delivered around two million fully-electric vehicles to customers. We expect at least one out of every two BMW Group vehicles sold to be fully electric by 2030.”

Over the next year, the BMW Group will expand its electrified product line-up to include fully-electric versions of the BMW 7 Series and BMW X1. The high-volume BMW 5 Series will be added to the electric portfolio in 2023.

The lucky customer received a BMW Wallbox, with free installation as well as credits for the BMW Charging network.