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BMW Leading the Way to Full Electric Mobility

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BMW has been an industry leader for several years now in the domain of electric and hybrid vehicles, and 2017 was a particularly successful years as the company presented several new energy-efficient new models and trims and detailed its ambitious plans for the electrification of its lineup in the coming years. 2018, by the way, is shaping up to be an even more dynamic year for the automaker on this front - and at Brian Jessel BMW in Vancouver, we couldn’t happier!

Like no other carmaker, BMW offers today’s motorists driving pleasure combined with energy efficiency. Its reputation on this front has been earned and solidified on this front, but the company shows no signs of resting on its laurels, on the contrary. It continues to innovate and develop ever-more advanced systems and technologies for its range of electric and hybrid models, which continues to grow year after year.

In fact, during the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting last spring, BMW CEO Harald Krüger stated that he expected that by 2025, fully one-quarter of BMW vehicles sold around the world would be hybrids, plug-in hybrids or fully electric models.

Most electric-powered models of any manufacturer

It’s an ambitious plan, to be sure. But quality brings success: sales of BMW sales in the segment are growing steadily and consistently. Already, the company is the automaker with the largest number of electrified models available on the market in Canada. It currently holds over 50% of the market share for this segment in this country! What’s more, BMW continues to present new models and trims, such as the upcoming fully electric X3 and even all-electric MINIs.

Here is a rundown for you of currently available BMW models powered at least in part by electricity. Remember that many models are eligible for added discounts under the B.C. Clean Energy Vehicle Program!

100% electric and plug-in hybrid iBrand BMW models:

BMW i3 – 2017 World Urban Car of the Year

Starting price: $48,750

Output: 170 hp

Charging time: 10 hours

Range: 130/200 km

B.C. government incentive: up to $5,000

BMW i8 – Spectacular all-wheel drive coupe

Starting price: $149,900

Output: 357 hp

Rapid charging time: 5 hours

Range: 23 km

Fuel/energy consumption: 8.4L/100 km

B.C. government incentive: N/A

The BMW iPerformance plug-in hybrids retain all the qualities of their respective combustion-engine versions.

BMW 330e – Compact sedan

Starting price: $52,735

Output: 248 hp

Rapid charging time: 2 hours

Range: 24 km

Fuel/energy consumption: 7.8L/100 km

B.C. government incentive: up to $2,500

BMW 530e – Luxury and comfort

Starting price: $68,735

Output: 248 hp

Rapid charging time: 3 hours

Range: 24 km

Fuel/energy consumption: 8.0L/100 km

B.C. government incentive: up to $2,500

BMW 740Le – Exceptionally luxurious

Starting price: $111,635

Output: 322 hp

Rapid charging time: 3 hours

Range: 23 km

Fuel/energy consumption: 8.5L/100 km

B.C. government incentive: N/A

BMW X5 xDrive40e – Eco-friendly SUV

Starting price: $76,185

Output: 308 hp

Rapid charging time: 3 hours

Range: 23 km

Fuel/energy consumption: 9.9L/100 km

B.C. government incentive: up to $2,500