27 Jan '14, 7am

BMW makes hybrid car prediction #greencars #bmw #electriccars

BMW has set its sights on significant success in the electric and hybrid car sector: after revealing its expectations for global sales of its I-brand. The all-electric BMW i3 (pictured) and the plug-in i8 have been grabbing attention ever since they were revealed, with the former going on sale in Europe late last year. Now, with the i3 set to go on sale in the USA in April and the i8 to follow in the summer, Ludwig Willisch, the chief executive and president of BMW North America, made an estimate that the brand could one day comprise 10-15 per cent of the company's global sales. "It's really a guessing game," he said. "Still the internal combustion engine will still be the major drivetrain, even 10 years from now." The prediction has been made despite the fact that hybrid and electric vehicle sales made up less than three per cent of all new global sales last year. A recen...

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