BMW Plug-In Vehicle Sales Up 43% In April, 25,000 Delivered YTD

MAY 17 2017 BY MARK KANE 6

For April, BMW delivered 6,466 plug-in electric cars (over a total of eight different BMW i, iPerformance…nine if you count the just arriving Mini Cooper All4 PHEV); a result which is 43.4% more than a year ago.

BMW i3

The numbers also tell us that nearly 1 out of every 25 BMWs sold worldwide came with a plug.

So far this year, the German manufacturer has sold 25,883 BMW i and iPerformance plug-ins.

The 82.7% year-over-year growth of electrified sales to date makes BMW confident that its goal of 100,000 deliveries for the year is within range – especially considering the 2nd half of the year is always much more favorable for EV sales.

Dr Ian Robertson, Member of the BMW AG Board of Management with responsibility for Sales and Brand BMW said:

“With demand for our electrified vehicles up over 80%, I’m confident that we’ll achieve our target of delivering 100,000 electrified cars on the road this year, underlining our industry-leading position in the field.”

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6 Comments on "BMW Plug-In Vehicle Sales Up 43% In April, 25,000 Delivered YTD"

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This article says BMW offers 8 plug-in vehicles, but the monthly chart only mentioned five:

The five are:
1 – BMW i3
2 – BMW 330e
3 – BMW 740e
4 – BMW i8
5 – BMW 530e

Where are the other 3? Or are they non-US only?

BMW X5 XDrive 40e is also sold in the US
BMW 225xe (mostly Europe)
fractional early registration on MINI Cooper ALL4 phev (arrives officially next month Europe/US)

In China also the larger X1 as well

Ah yes, my bad…the X1 too, I always forget that one. Will add a note to the story that it ‘could’ be nine – depending on one’s perspective

Thanks Rob, (=

Teaser: I’m finishing up one week with a BMW 530e on loan from BMW for an extended road test. Results will be posted here later this week!

Is this why there’s little east coast inventory of the i3?