In March Alone, BMW Sold Over 2,600 i3s and i8s

APR 17 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 8

BMW i3

BMW i3

Combined March sales for the BMW i3 and BMW i8 in the U.S. totaled 1,065 units, but BMW has informed us that global sales of those two plug-in models in March actually topped 2,600 units.

This means that, outside of the U.S., combined sales of the i3 and i8 reached approximately 1,600 units in March.

March’s result is so strong that BMW stated:

“Sales of the BMW i3 were higher than in any previous month, with a total of 2,067 delivered to customers…”

U.S. sales of the i3 in March were 922 units, leaving 1,145 sold in markets outside of the U.S.

 BMW i8

BMW i8

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8 Comments on "In March Alone, BMW Sold Over 2,600 i3s and i8s"

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So they delivered 600 i8s in March? That’s way more than I thought they could produce in a month.

Well, apparently they have interested buyers so why not go ahead and deliver them product.

533 I8 delivered in March.
They say they produce 20 per Day.
In Mach are 26 working days.
520 in summ, only 11 extra, may be some from february.

It’s not like the customer is waiting to take delivery when the car comes out of the assembly line. There are delays in between. Your math is of little value.

2,600 per month is 31,200 per year. Same as Tesla in 2014.

Average will likely be little lower.

I’m really curious to see if EVs start to catch on in Germany. It is a very green nation, they’ve invested heavily in solar & wind, and now there are main line German EV cars available. And much of the solar & wind is locally owned so people have an incentive to use as much of their own generated electricity as possible such that people might want to pick up EVs as a way to capture and use their own generated electricity.

Also their electricity rates are so high that ‘guerilla’ solar PV is actually a thing . . . people that are using solar PV just to reduce their own electricity bills. Well EVs will provide them with a way to capture solar PV during the day which can be used later.

The main issue in Germany is that there are no EV subsidies and the current, conservative, government is not interested in doing anything about it. The car industry is one of the biggest industries in the country, so taxing non-zero emissions cars higher is also not an option with the current influence the industry has on politics.

The German EV market is growing quite well and is in the Top 5 of Europe. It could be #1, but not without any changes.