BMW Looks to Increase EV Sales by 50 Percent in the Next Year

By doing so, BMW says it hopes to position itself ahead of competitors like Mercedes and Jaguar that will soon introduce their own electric vehicles.

In 2015, BMW’s best year for i3 sales in the U.S., the automaker only sold slightly more than 11,000 copies of the small car in this market. But over the next year, BMW is looking to increase sales of both electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles by a full 50 percent. Bloomberg reports that worldwide, that would mean selling 150,000 electrified vehicles in 2018. By doing so, BMW says it hopes to position itself ahead of competitors like Mercedes and Jaguar.“We’ll definitely boost sales by a mid-d...