BMW is planning a bigger electric vehicle that will be larger than the all electric BMW i3 model. There’s much speculation as to what this vehicle will be called – the i5, or the i9? Maybe even the BMW i4…
CEO Harald Krueger told Weeklies publication that BMW “will bring to market next to the BMW i3 soon another electric i-model.”
The i3 has had low sales figures for a while, but lately, BMW group has seen increased demand for the i3 EV and hybrid models and the i8 hybrid sports car. In the coming year, BMW will be increasing the areas where the i3 is available.
This year up to September, around 16,600 BMW i3s have been sold and nearly 4,000 i8s. This is a relatively small percentage compared to the total 1.6 million vehicles BMW sold in that period.