BMW i3/i8 Account For Over 9% Of Automaker’s Passenger Car Sales In U.S. In September
InsideEVs contributor Peder Norby drew attention to the BMW i3 sales surge last month in the US to a record high of 1,710.
The previous record was achieved in October 2014 at 1,159.
Together with 182 i8s, BMW lands at 1,892, so far its best single-month sales mark for plug-in electric cars. According to Peder:
“BMW just crushed its all time sales record for the BMW i3!
Consider this, nearly 10% of all BMW passenger cars sold had a plug in September and the BMW i3 out sold every single Mini model.
This percentage will grow with more PHEV variants on the way.
Well, when we did the math, it turned out that “nearly 10%” out of 20,242 passenger BMWs wasn’t yet achieved, but a strong 9.3% (8.4% for i3 and 0.9% for i8) brings us to the “over 9%” for the brand, which is quite an achievement.
Maybe even a record for all high-volume, established brands, aside from Tesla.
BMW increased its September passenger car sales by 6.6% year-over-year, so we could say that, only thanks to the i3 and i8, the German brand managed to grow.
Hat Tip to InsideEVs contributor Peder Norby!!!