BMW Group Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up 52% In April

MAY 15 2018 BY MARK KANE 3

Since the introduction of the i3 in late 2013, BMW sold around the world more than one quarter of a million electrified cars.

In April, sales increased by 52% year-over-year to 9,831. It was enough for plug-ins to account for over 5% of BMW Group car sales.

BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – April 2018

BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – April 2018

The main forces behind the result were the BMW 530e (2,670 / +711.6%) and the BMW X5 plug-in hybrid (1,578 / +45.8%).

Read Also – BMW iX3 And Future Electrification Pursuits: Too Little, Too Late?

In the first four months of 2018, BMW Group delivered 36,692 plug-in cars (up 41.2% year-over-year), on track for its goal of 140,000 for the full year.

“In the first four months of the year, BMW Group Electrified sales totalled 36,692 units, up 41.7% on the same period last year. This considerable growth in electrified sales was spread across many markets, including USA (7,716 / +73.3%), the UK (5,059 / +25.6%) and Mainland China (3,181 / +646.7%). The result in China is due to the success of the recently launched, locally produced BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid. In April, electrified vehicles accounted for 5% of global BMW Group sales, although in certain markets, that percentage is much higher. For example, in the UK, 9.0 % of all BMW Group sales are electrified, in the USA it’s 7.3%. In the mature Scandinavian markets, over a quarter of all BMW Group sales are electrified and in Malaysia, electrified vehicles accounted for more than half of BMW Group sales in April. The main models driving electrified sales growth in April were the BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid (2,670 / +711.6%), the BMW X5 plug-in hybrid (1,578 / +45.8%) (fuel consumption combined: 3,4-3,3 l/100 km; electricity consumption combined: 15,4‑15,3 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 78-77 g/km) and the BMW i3 (2,665 / +18.3%).”

Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW

We are delighted to announce that there are now over a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the world’s roads. Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing the total number of electrified BMW Group cars sold to over 250,000. We are well on track to deliver on our stated target to sell over 140,000 electrified vehicles this year,”.

BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – April 2018

BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – April 2018

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3 Comments on "BMW Group Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up 52% In April"

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Imagine if BMW wasn’t doing “Too Little, Too Late?” lol
https://insideevs.com/bmw-ix3-and-future-electrification-pursuits-too-little-too-late/
Just wait for the new BMW 3 and it’s two hybrid version (30 and 50 mile range)
😉

It is the best selling Legacy brand, the #2 Nissan is at around 30k.

I agree, it is pretty impressive growth to hear stories doubting their EV program. Like I said in that link, there is no such thing as too late, and they are above average on the curve, so how can they say too little?

This sort of thing seems to be chronic. Another company who’s name is irreverent went from 6,200 to 10,020 units sold in the US in march (more than a 60% increase in sales), and all we heard about were stories about how they weren’t making enough cars.

Some day there will actually be an EV website that is interested in spreading information about EV’s and nothing else.