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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-07-2018, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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BMW dominating Europe's EV's

According to a new article from BMWBlog, BMW is currently leading the electromobility market in Europe, with the highest number of new registrations. They currently own 17% of the market, which Volkswagen coming in a close second. But the prevalence of their hybrid/electric models extends worldwide with their EV's accounting for nearly 5% of all cars sold worldwide. For comparison most other manufactures currently stand at 1.7% https://www.bmwblog.com/2018/12/03/b...ermany-and-eu/
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-10-2018, 12:27 AM
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BMW in Europe is like Toyota in Japan, great brands that offer their home markets a lot and thus wins them over. Unfortunately American car makers had way too many up's and down's.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-11-2018, 08:03 AM
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I'm a bit surprised to see that BMW is actually fairing better than Nissan is. I saw that the new Leaf was hitting all kinds of milestones in EU, especially in places like Norway. It appears that consumers are most interested in premium offerings.
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Even the new Leaf still falls a bit short in terms of range when compared to other models in the segment. I will admit that its impressive that their Pro Pilot system is offered as standard, because it will eventually have fully autonomous capability.
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I have a feeling that Japanese car makers are still banking on their reputation as brands that offer reliable worry free products. So far its working.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 09:31 AM
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Reliability isn't going to be as large of a factor with EV's, because the platform is way less complex, with far fewer moving parts. Aside from software faults and bad cell replacements, the running costs will far less than traditional ICE's/hybrids.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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More and more automakers are also beginning to offer their newer models under subscription services, and they often have vehicle maintenance and repairs built right into the monthly fee. This will essentially eliminate all of the concerns of buying into an unproven first generation platform.
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More and more automakers are also beginning to offer their newer models under subscription services, and they often have vehicle maintenance and repairs built right into the monthly fee. This will essentially eliminate all of the concerns of buying into an unproven first generation platform.
I know they'll be able to further reduce overhead, no need for fancy dealerships that cost 8 figures when customers won't need to step foot in one.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2018, 09:53 AM
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Most new EV's are available to order online only, and brands like Audi have already said they wont be stocking models at dealers. It will be on interested buyers to find various events where they may get the opportunity to drive one beforehand.
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Some dealers will be necessary to have because as higher end models come out, there will be demand for more personalized service.
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