Only new plug-in models can reverse this declining trend
In March, BMW increased its car sales in the U.S. (by 2.9% to 32,228) thanks to decent growth of SUVs, but plug-in electric car sales once again decreased. With just 1,147 deliveries (BMW and MINI), the result is 55.7% lower than a year ago.
Moreover, plug-in electric car share out of the total sales volume fell to 3.2%, the lowest level in three years. The lineup consists of five models (BMW i3, BMW i8 and BMW i8 Roadster, BMW 530e iPerformance and MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4). The new X5 PHEV, 3-Series PHEV and 7-Series PHEV are coming, followed by the the all-new BMW X3 PHEV.
BMW i + iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales in U.S. – March 2019
BMW plug-in electric car sales in March 2019 estimated by InsideEVs:
- BMW 530e – 436 (1,226 YTD)
- BMW i3 – 359 (964 YTD)
- BMW 330e – 175 (576 YTD)
- MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 – 45 (158 YTD)
- BMW i8 – 91 (137 YTD)
- BMW X5 xDrive40e – 26 (135 YTD)
- BMW 740e – 15 (35 YTD)