BMW Group started sales of plug-in electric cars in 2013 with the BMW i3. The first models under the BMW i sub-brand were standalone, designed from the ground up.
Over the next couple of years, the German manufacturer focused on introducing plug-in hybrid versions of its existing models.
The upcoming next stage of the electrification will be the introduction of new all-electric cars, but again mostly derivatives of existing BMW models to keep costs under control.
So far, BMW group sold almost 400,000 plug-in electric cars and the goal for this year is to exceed 500,000.