In May, BMW Group sold 10,213 plug-in electric cars (BMW and MINI brands combined), which translated to 39.2% growth.

Demand for BMW plug-ins is staying strong, so the company plans to increase production of i3/i8 models by 50% to 200 a day this autumn.

After the first five months of 2018, total sales amounted of BMW Group plug-ins hit 48,849 (up 41%) - on track to reach the goal of 140,000 for the full year.

"Five years after its initial launch, customer demand for the BMW i models continues to grow at such a rate that production in Plant Leipzig will be increased by over 50% this autumn, to 200 cars a day. In the first five months of the year, sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles jumped 41.0% to total 46,849. The growing trend towards electrification continues globally, with several significant markets reporting especially strong development."

BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – May 2018

BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – May 2018

Plug-in electric car share out of total BMW Group sales stabilized at 5% in May, however there are markets where it's way higher.

  • In the US, plug-ins accounted for nearly 7% of all BMW and MINI models sold in the first five months (9,762 / +61.0%)
  • In the UK, plug-ins accounted for more than 7% of BMW and MINI sales (6,555 / +34.2%)
  • In some markets, electrified vehicles already account for more than half of all BMW and MINI sales. Examples are Norway (4,125 / +5.8%) and Malaysia (2,313 / +37.9%).

BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – May 2018

BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – May 2018