BMW Group Malaysia has announced its best-ever performance for its portfolio of its iPerformance vehicles in the first half of 2017.

Mirroring the ongoing success of the BMW Group for its electro mobility vehicles worldwide, BMW Group Malaysia delivered over 2300 units of the 330e, X5 xDrive40e and the newly introduced 740Le up to the month of June.

Since the introduction of the first BMW Hybrid vehicle with eDrive Technology – the X5 xDrive 40e – last June, the premium automaker has already delivered over 3200 units of the vehicle in the country, charting a share of over 44% of its total volume mix in the country, the highest in the world.

The current world average is at 3% while in the Nordic countries, the figure is at 14%.

“The growth and take up rate of the BMW iPerformance vehicles here indicates that Malaysians are ready for the newest technology in the automotive industry and the BMW Hybrid vehicles with eDrive Technology are the best offerings for customers to get into vehicles that are not only dynamic and beautifully designed but are also responsible and frugal in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions,” said BMW Group Malaysia chief executive officer and managing director Han Sang Yun.

Over 60% of 3 Series sales in the country consisted of the 330e, while more than 40% of 7 Series deliveries were the 740Le xDrive.

To date, there are more than 200 ChargEV stations nationwide, and the company targets a total of 25,000 stations by 2020.

Meanwhile, over 600 BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle owners have signed up for the ChargeNow programme on the ChargEV platform.

Besides that, the company is also expanding the accessibility of charging stations through its network of authorised dealerships.

Recently, Seong Hoe Premium Motors, the premium automaker’s representative in the state of Melaka installed a dedicated BMWi Wallbox at the Holiday Inn Melaka with another similar project in progress at The Equatorial Melaka due in August.

In East Malaysia, BMW Group Malaysia’s premium partner Regas Premium Auto Sarawak will also be installing two BMWi Wallbox solutions at CityONE Megamall in Kuching, the first public charging infrastructure in the state of Sarawak.

The ChargeNow service is offered as part of the BMW 360° ELECTRIC program for customers of the i8, 330e, X5 xDrive40e and 740Le xDrive.

Using the ChargeNow card also grants straightforward access to partner charging stations like ChargEV, where customers can enjoy 24/7 support and access to all charging locations on ChargEV’s growing network.


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