BMW i3 Sales Averaging 5% Of Total BMW Sales In U.S.


 BMW i3

BMW i3

With 1,159 sales of the i3 and 204 of the i8, BMW set a new sales record for plug-in cars sold in the U.S. in a single month – 1,363.

BMW seems to be happy with theresults. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America stated:

โ€œThe momentum is still with us as shown by back-to-back monthly records for BMW in October and September. Our new models, especially the 2 and 4 Series, are giving BMW a great boost as we head into the final two months of the year but I am also very pleased to see our born-electric BMW i3 doing so well, averaging a thousand per month in sales after only four months on the market.โ€

With BMW i3 exceeding 1,000 sales last month and BMW selling 25,261 passenger cars last month, the average share for i3 + i8 (as calculated against BMW’s total U.S passenger car sales in the U.S.) is maintained at above 5% (5.4% to be accurate).

BMW i8

BMW i8

BMW passenger cars sales have grown by 14.1% in October year-over-year. Plug-in cars were responsible for some 6% of that growth.

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8 responses to "BMW i3 Sales Averaging 5% Of Total BMW Sales In U.S."
  1. David Murray says:

    This is great news. I would how hard it would be to find out similar percentages for companies like Nissan and Ford.

  2. MTN Ranger says:

    It would be interesting for comparison’s sake for the author to post the percentage of monthly sales of PEVs for GM, Nissan & Ford vs their other vehicles. Except Tesla, we know is 100%. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. wraithnot says:

      The year-to-date numbers are:

      Tesla: 100 percent
      BMW: 2.3 percent (4,534 of 201,000)
      Nissan: 2.1 percent (24,411 of 1.17 million)
      Ford: 0.9 percent (18,859 of 2.07 million)
      GM: 0.7 percent (17,969 of 2.43 million)
      Toyota: 0.6 percent (12,321 of 1.98 million)

      1. Mint says:

        The article is comparing as a percent of passenger car sales, not total vehicle sales. Trucks/SUVs are not included.

        For Nissan car sales, the LEAF hit 5% recently also:

  3. Rob Stark says:

    I just saw my first i3 in the wild yesterday at a Whole Foods in suburban Los Angeles.

    It looked smaller than I imagined but not quite as ugly in person.

    1. DaveMart says:

      I simply never realised that they were so environmentally friendly that they were edible!

  4. Spec9 says:

    Congrats, BMW! This car is selling better than I thought it would. Imagine how many they would sell if it was an attractively looking sporty car like a smaller version of the Model S.

  5. Lacci says:

    BMW should switch focus from ICE to EV with a 400km+ range and forget the radical design change. They would be clear leaders in no time.