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:

“The 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.”

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

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David Murray

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

MTN Ranger

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%. 🙂


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)


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:

Rob Stark

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.


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


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.


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.