BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales in the U.S. – October 2017

BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales in the U.S. – October 2017

Plug-in electric vehicle offerings have become a more and more vital component of the BMW Group in the U.S. since the introduction of the i3 in May 2014.

Currently BMW Group offers six plug-in BMWs and one MINI. Only one of those models is all-electric (i3) and the rest are plug-in hybrids.

List of plug-ins:

  • BMW i3
  • BMW i8
  • BMW 330e
  • BMW 530e
  • BMW 740e
  • BMW X5 xDrive 40e
  • MINI Countryman PHEV
BMW boasts that so far this year, plug-ins account for 5.5% of the company's total sales in the U.S. - 15,595 out of 281,839.

In recent months, sales are now even approaching an 8% share. In October, 2,045 units translated in a 7.6% share (the second highest result to date).

BMW notes that the 530e now takes a fifth of of all 5 Series sales, as Bernhard Kuhnt, President and CEO, BMW of North America noted:

“Electrified vehicles also showed strong momentum last month, with nearly 20% of all 5 Series sold as plug-in hybrids.