The world’s number one manufacturer of premium vehicles is planning to sell 140,000 electrified vehicles in 2018.
In 2017, the Munich-based car manufacturer sold more than 100,000 electrified vehicles.
The company said on Tuesday that this will help it to maintain its leading position in the premium battery-electric/plug-in hybrid segment.
With sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles increasing by 36.7% compared to January last year, BMW said in a statement that things are well on track to achieve that target.
Worldwide, a total of 7,155 customers took delivery of a premium BMW electrified vehicle in January, the company said.
More than a quarter of all BMW and MINI vehicles sold in Scandinavia were electrified.
“Other very strong markets include Great Britain/Ireland, where electrified vehicles accounted for 11.1% of total BMW and MINI sales and the USA, where the proportion of electrified sales was 5.2%,” said the German car maker.