BMW X5 xDrive40e And Audi A3 e-tron Take Double Digit Shares Of Petrol Brothers
A couple of premium German plug-ins are finding a strong market in the US – accounting for more than 10% of the models’ sales overall, and more than 15% in April.
The BMW X5 xDrive40e (with up to 14 miles EPA electric range) peaked last month at 17.4% (655) of total BMW X5 sales in the U.S. – worldwide sales nearly reached 10%.
While the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (with up to 17 miles EPA electric range) also stayed just over 16% share of all A3 sales in the U.S for April, and 11.4% year to date.
Nearly 1,500 BMW X5 xDrive40e and over 1,200 Audi A3 Sportback e-trons have sold in the first four months of 2016. Once again, it seems that adding a plug-in option to a premium vehicles is being very well received, helping not only that model’s sales, but EV awareness and acceptance overall at the same time.21