BMW Group Malaysia has been on a roll lately with fantastic sales results and a new record has been achieved again. This time it’s the highest deliveries for Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in the first four months of 2018. BMW Group Malaysia has delivered 52.7% of Plug-In Hybrid variants to customers out of their total deliveries. In the first four months of 2018, BMW Group Electrified vehicle sales worldwide totalled 36,692 units which resulted in a growth of 41.7% over the same period last year.
Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW said, “We are delighted to announce that there are now over a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the world’s roads. Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing the total number of electrified BMW Group cars sold to over 250,000 and we are well on track to deliver on our stated target to sell over 140,000 electrified vehicles this year.”
BMW Group Malaysia is adamant about the inevitable electrification of cars in the future and has introduced two new plug- in hybrid vehicles in the country in the first four months of 2018 which is the the All-New BMW 530e Sport and the New MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid.
BMW Group Malaysia also has big plans for increasing the accessibility for electric vehicle and Plug-In Hybrid vehicle in terms of charging stations. Numerous charging facilities have been installed nationwide such as the BMW i Charging Stations at WEIL Hotel in Ipoh, the first in the state of Perak with its dealer partner Tian Siang Premium Auto; Holiday Inn Melaka and The Equatorial Melaka, the firsts in the State of Melaka with dealer partner Seong Hoe Premium Motors, and at CityONE Megamall Kuching, the first in the State of Sarawak with dealer partner Regas Premium Auto Sarawak.
Collaborating with the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation, BMW Group Malaysia’s portfolio of Visionary Mobility with the BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles are also supported by the ChargEV platform.
ChargeEv platform has a growing network of more than 270 charging facilities nationwide. Driving the Future of Electro Mobility further in Malaysia, BMW Group Malaysia also showcased the BMW i3, the BMW Group’s best-selling electric car in the premium compact segment worldwide at the recent 2018 Malaysia Autoshow.