BMW Sold A Record 13,271 Plug-In EVs In December, 103,080 In 2017
The BMW Group once again improved its monthly record of plug-in electric vehicle sales in December, achieving 13,271 deliveries (up 79.5% year-over-year) – significantly more than the previous high set in November (11,710).
The share of plug-in vehicles to total BMW light passenger sales volume reached a new record of 5.7%.
Last month, BMW fulfilled its promise to sell 100,000 plug-ins in 2017, exceeding the target by hitting 103,080 in total (up 65.6% year-over-year).
Cumulative plug-in sales now stand at over 200,000.
In the next two years ,BMW Group intends to deliver no less than 300,000, as the target by the end of 2019 is to put 500,000 on the road.
The biggest seller in 2017 for BMW plug-ins was the i3 – 31,482 (up 23.3%).
All of the plug-in hybrids sold under iPerformance moniker noted 63,605 (almost double), while the MINI plug-in hybrid counter indicates 5,799.
“Target exceeded: over 100,000 electrified vehicles sold in 2017. BMW Group’s leading role in premium electro-mobility confirmed
In December, the BMW Group celebrated delivery of the 100,000th electrified vehicle sold in 2017. In total, 103,080 electrified vehicles were delivered to customers during the year; this increase of 65.6% underscores the company’s leading position in electro-mobility.
The BMW Group sold more electrified vehicles in Europe than any other premium manufacturer in 2017 and the company’s position on the world market is also extremely strong.
Four years after its launch, sales of the BMW i3 grew in 2017 by 23.3% to total 31,482 worldwide. The plug-in hybrid BMW iPerformance vehicles also continue to grow in popularity, with sales almost doubling to total 63,605. Launched in June 2017, the MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid also made a significant contribution to boosting the BMW Group’s electrified sales, with a total of 5,799 delivered to customers around the world. The BMW Group is expecting strong double-digit growth in electrified vehicle sales in 2018. By the end of 2019, the company aims to have at least half a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the road.”