With 1,159 sales of the i3 and 204 of the i8, BMW set a new sales record for plug-in cars sold in the U.S. in a single month - 1,363.
BMW seems to be happy with theresults. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America stated:
“The momentum is still with us as shown by back-to-back monthly records for BMW in October and September. Our new models, especially the 2 and 4 Series, are giving BMW a great boost as we head into the final two months of the year but I am also very pleased to see our born-electric BMW i3 doing so well, averaging a thousand per month in sales after only four months on the market.”
With BMW i3 exceeding 1,000 sales last month and BMW selling 25,261 passenger cars last month, the average share for i3 + i8 (as calculated against BMW's total U.S passenger car sales in the U.S.) is maintained at above 5% (5.4% to be accurate).
BMW passenger cars sales have grown by 14.1% in October year-over-year. Plug-in cars were responsible for some 6% of that growth.