Now the Bavarians: BMW trolling Elon Musk’s CybertruckDecember 20, 2019
The German automaker on its Twitter mocked at the ridiculous sales of an electric pickup truck, demonstrating their results.
Following Cybertruck’s debut, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk tweeted “200K,” and then “250K,” explicitly indicating the number of pre-orders the company received for its pickup. It seems that BMW has decided to troll the Americans, as on the Twitter brand in recent days, numbers have prevailed. Beginning December 18, the company tweeted “499 820”, and then followed the tweet “499 821”, “499 822”, “499 823” and so on.
The bill finally stopped this morning when the figure hit 500,000. At that time, the BMW Group confirmed that they had sold their 500,000th electric car and said it was one copy in four minutes.
The 500,000th model was the BMW 330e, which was delivered to its owner at the BMW Welt Museum in Munich, Germany. Since the company considered this a “milestone in electromobility,” BMW keys personally handed over the car keys.
While 500,000 cars are a notable achievement, BMW Chairman Oliver Zipse said: “We are significantly accelerating the pace: we strive to have one million electrified cars on the road in two years.”
To achieve this, BMW will launch the iX3 next year. It will be followed by iNEXT and i4 in 2021.
Of course, the BMW electric revolution began with i3, and the company says it is now a symbol of the electrification of BMW models. This is a controversial statement, but the automaker has confirmed plans for the further development of the vehicle until 2024.
Currently, the BMW Group offers 12 electrified models, and others will appear in the future. Unsurprisingly, the company expects them to become increasingly popular as a quarter of the BMW Group cars sold in Europe are scheduled to be electrified by 2021. This number should increase to 30% by 2025 and by 50% by 2030.
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