BMW i3 sales in US - September 2015
The BMW i3 with the new color Fluid Black
InsideEVs contributor Peder Norby drew attention to the BMW i3 sales surge last month in the US to a record high of 1,710.
The previous record was achieved in October 2014 at 1,159.
Together with 182 i8s, BMW lands at 1,892, so far its best single-month sales mark for plug-in electric cars. According to Peder:
"BMW just crushed its all time sales record for the BMW i3!
Consider this, nearly 10% of all BMW passenger cars sold had a plug in September and the BMW i3 out sold every single Mini model.
This percentage will grow with more PHEV variants on the way.
BMW i8 sales in US - September 2015
BMW i8 at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
Well, when we did the math, it turned out that "nearly 10%" out of 20,242 passenger BMWs wasn't yet achieved, but a strong 9.3% (8.4% for i3 and 0.9% for i8) brings us to the "over 9%" for the brand, which is quite an achievement.
Maybe even a record for all high-volume, established brands, aside from Tesla.
BMW increased its September passenger car sales by 6.6% year-over-year, so we could say that, only thanks to the i3 and i8, the German brand managed to grow.
Hat Tip to InsideEVs contributor Peder Norby!!!