BMW has sold its one millionth electric vehicle (EV) in the world. The German company aims to sell two million pure electric vehicles by 2025.
Pieter Nota, one of BMW's board of directors, said Tuesday (12/7/2021) that he believes hybrid cars will still play an important role, especially for customers who do not have access to electric car battery chargers.
He also said that currently one way to make the automotive industry more sustainable is to continue to modernize oil-fueled cars.
“Only with that we can make a difference in the eyes of consumers,” he said.
BMW is known as one of the world's automotive manufacturers who reject the ban on oil-fueled cars. The German auto giant has also invested in various types of technology, instead of focusing on purely battery-powered electric cars.
By 2030 the manufacturer is targeting 50 percent of its sales are pure electric cars. But on several occasions, BMW has also said that the lack of a battery charging infrastructure will be an obstacle in the shift to pure electric cars.