BMW Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up 40% In 2018
Almost 6% of new BMW and MINI sold these days are plug-ins
BMW Group continues to improve its plug-in electric car sales in July, however the pace of growth decreased last month to 30.9%.
In total, some 10,649 plug-ins were sold, which is 5.9% of BMW’s total sales result for the month.
This is the third consecutive month with a five-digit-sales number, bringing the total sales to 71,310 after the first seven months of 2018. The growth of 40.6% year-over-year makes the goal of 140,000 easily achievable.
BMW sells more plug-ins thanks largely to launching local production of the 530e in China, which soon will become a bigger market than the UK and U.S. (for BMW plug-ins).
“Improved availability of the locally-built BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid in China, helped electrified sales in the BMW Group’s largest overall market increase more than six-fold in the year to date, with a total of 8,078 units sold so far in 2018. Several other major markets also achieved significant growth in year-to-date electrified sales, including the USA (13,874 / +39.5%) and the UK (9,923 / +34.3%).”