Also, the plug-in electric car sales (by BMW and MINI) hit a new all-time record both in December and 2019, despite the fact that the year was kind of transitional with symbolic growth, due to many plug-ins awaiting their 2nd model evolution.
In December, the BMW Group sold a record 17,611 plug-in cars (up 2.1%), which is nearly 7.9% of total volume (new record).
BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI PHEV sales worldwide – December 2019
The year 2019 closed with 145,815 plug-in car sales (up 2.2% year-over-year), which is also a new, symbolic record. The average share of plug-ins improved to a record 5.8%.
BMW highlighted several things:
- BMW i (i3 and i8) YTD sales increased by 12.1% to 42,073
- MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 YTD sales increased by 28.1% to 16,932
- 12 plug-in models are available
"As an e-mobility pioneer, the BMW Group has already delivered half a million electrified vehicles to customers worldwide. A total of 145,815 electrified BMW and MINI vehicles were sold worldwide in 2019 – an increase of 2.2% over the previous year. The BMW i brand continued its positive sales trend last year with the BMW i3 and the BMW i8 (42,073 units, +12.1%). Sales of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4* plug-in hybrid were up 28.1% in 2019. The introduction of the new BMW 330e*, the BMW X5 xDrive45e*, the BMW X3 plug-in hybrid* and the pure-electric MINI Electric* brings the total number of electrified vehicles in the BMW Group line-up to 12.
The BMW Group plans to expand its range of electrified vehicles to 25 models by 2023 – more than half of them fully electric. A quarter of the BMW Group vehicles sold in Europe are expected to be electrified by 2021; a third by 2025 and half by 2030."