Most BMW i3s Sold In Europe Were Equipped With Range-Extender
According to JATO Dynamics data (via Automotive News Europe), in 2015 BMW sold 12,047 i3 in Europe, which is near 50% of the global total 24,057 (most of the rest went to the U.S. – some 11,024 units).
It’s always interesting to know how many of those cars were pure electric and how many were equipped with range-extender, as the BMW offers us a rare glimpse into the demand splits between the two platforms.
The REx i3 were classified as plug-in hybrids, and JATO Dynamics states that 6,566 were sold in Europe – up 67% year-over-year.
Also, those 6,566 i3s represent nearly 55% of the total, and over 1,000 more than 5,481 pure electric i3.
“In addition, BMW’s lineup includes the i3, which is sold either with a range-extending engine or as a full-electric model. The i3 with the range extender outsold the battery-powered variant 6,566 to 5,481 in 2015. LMC sees no future growth for variants with range-extending engines.”
Introducing the longer range BMW i3 could switch the proportions, but we’ll need to be patient before those numbers are available.
source: Automotive News Europe
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