Automotive manufacturer BMW Group reduced its EU fleet-wide CO2 emissions by more than 9% in 2022, according to preliminary emissions intensity estimates released by the company today.
According to the company’s estimate, fleet emissions reached 105 grams per kilometer, or 9.4% below 115.9 grams in 2021.
The company said that the reductions were largely driven by a shift in sales to electric vehicles (EVs), as well as by increases in vehicle efficiency. BMW’s sales of fully electric vehicles more than doubled in 2022, exceeding 215,000 units.
The achievement follows BMW’s announcement in 2021 of an expansion of its efforts to combat climate change, including goals to significantly reduce vehicle emissions throughout the lifecycle, reduce CO2 emissions by 40% per vehicle by 2030, and make a minimum of 50% of its global sales from battery electric vehicles by 2030.
BMW indicated that it expects significant near-term growth in its EV sales, with a goal for fully-electric vehicles to reach 15% of total sales in 2023, up from slightly under 9% in 2022.