BMW still awaits the 33 kWh (94 Ah) upgraded version of the i3 in the U.S. (which gives a range bump to 114 miles), but that didn't prevent it from setting the second best sales result to date.
The 1,479 units (58% up year-over-year) moved in July was certainly a surprise to everyone, especially after the disastrous first quarter and disappointing first half results.
Since May 2014 through July 2016 BMW has now delivered 21,475 i3s in the U.S, an average of ~795 per month.
A great July result also bumped the i3's share of all BMW passenger car sales to 7.5%.
With a total of 2,375 plug-ins sold in last month (i3, i8, X5 xDrive40e and 330e) BMW also achieved a 9.2% share of total passenger and light trucks sales! That is one plug-in electric vehicle sold out of every 10 BMW overall is just around the corner.
BMW i3 sales in U.S. – July 2016