About 70% of the electric cars sold so far were hybrids.
The German carmaker BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) has already sold its millions of electric cars (EV). And it plans to sell a total of two million electric cars by 2025. Pieter Nota, a member of the board of directors, announced this on Tuesday as part of a round table with journalists.
About 70% of the electric cars sold so far were hybrids, said Nota. BMW believes that hybrid models will continue to play an important role, especially for customers without easy access to chargers.
Continuing to modernize fossil fuel cars was another important step in making the industry more sustainable, Nota said. “Only then can we achieve a change in the customer base,” he added.
BMW has long been behind investing in a range of technologies instead of focusing only on battery electric cars to reduce emissions. It also opposes a blanket ban on the sale of cars with internal combustion engines.
The carmaker’s goal is that by 2030, at least 50% of cars sold worldwide will be fully electric. But the luxury vehicle manufacturer has repeatedly pointed out on many occasions that the lack of charging infrastructure is a major obstacle to the faster uptake of electric vehicles by consumers.
BMW sales in November were slightly below last year’s levels, Nota said, as a lack of chips is still holding back production and limiting the supply of vehicles. However, the company remains convinced that it will record an increase in sales compared to last year, concluded Nota.