BMW kicked off sales of the i3 in a big way in May as 336 were sold in the US.

Tom Moloughney Takes Delivery Of First BMW i3 REx in US

Tom Moloughney Takes Delivery Of First BMW i3 REx in US

It should be noted that the vast majority of the i3 sales were of the 'fully electric' variety as the extended range version had a little trouble acquiring their EPA/Monroney stickers out of the gate.

The first BMW i3 REx was delivered to InsideEVs contributor Tom Moloughney on May 21st (full story here), while the first fully electric i3 was sold on the first of the month.

Despite BMW continually talking about high worldwide demand for the i3 is, and announcing multiple steps to increase production at the car's factory in Leipzig, Germany, the company has made a fair amount of inventory available (~600 units) in the US in order to promote the car.

Our own 'insider' says that perhaps as many as a further 500 are now stacked up at port also waiting to hit the market in June - which looks to be an even stronger month for the plug-in BMW.

BMW i3 and BMW i3 REx Both Qualify For An $2,500 CVRP Rebate In California

BMW i3 and BMW i3 REx Both Qualify For An $2,500 CVRP Rebate In California

Of interest:  The BMW i3 set the US record for most plug-ins sold in the first month of availability, narrowly edging out the Chevy Volt's 3.5 year old figure

  1. BMW i3 - 336 (May 2014)
  2. Chevrolet Volt - 326 (Dec 2010)
  3. Fiat 500e - 200* (July 2013)
  4. Ford C-Max Energi - 144 ( Oct 2012)
  5. Ford Fusion Energi - 119 (Feb 2013)
  6. Mitsubishi i-MiEV (then just the ‘i’) - 80 (Dec 2011)