German based manufacturer of luxury vehicles and motorcycles BMW AG (ETR: BMW) is looking forward to create over 6,000 job opportunities this year as it prepares to address the growing demand for its electric vehicles. This was announced by the company’s chairman of board management, Oliver Zipse.
“BMW is on a very good path through the transformation and has its plants prepared for e-mobility. That is why we will increase our workforce by up to five percent next year,” said Zipse last week.
So far, BMW has already sold more than one million electric vehicles including purely electric and hybrid vehicles. In addition, the company is aiming to sell at least two million purely electric vehicles by the year 2025.
Zipse said that demand of electric vehicles is very high across the automobile industry adding that the company’s i4 has been sold out a few months after its release same case with the iX model. BMW is planning to introduce an electric version of its luxurious sedan 7 series this year.
The i4 is an electric mid-size luxury crossover SUV. Zipse said the electric version of the sedan 7 series won’t be any different from the normal version.