U.S. BMW Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up In August


In August, BMW sold more plug-ins in U.S. than in July.

BMW Group‘s electrified vehicle sales, which includes the BMW i3, BMW i8, BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW 740e, BMW X5 xDrive 40e and MINI Countryman plug-in-hybrid, amounted in August to 1,836, which is 6.2% more than a year ago.

That’s not bad, especially when one of the top models – the i3, noted a 17% decrease to 418 units.

Overall, plug-ins accounted for 6.7% of total sales volume for the group.

After eight months of this year, BMW Group delivered in the U.S. 15,710 plug-in electric cars, which is 34.6% more than a year ago, However, something needs to be done to not to squander increases (in July sales decreased by 7.2%, while in August sales increased by only 6.2%).

BMW plug-in electric sales in U.S. – August 2018

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It’s nice that they’re increasing, but it’s bad that their best plugin (the i3) is decreasing while some of the weakest (but still valuable!) PHEVs on the market is what they’re filling up that space with.

The 120 Ah i3 is due within a few months, might be a reason why it’s decreasing

Sure, you can say that…. but i think the real reason is the less attractive lease offers they have now compared the last year and earlier this year.

Can’t wait until they start selling ‘real’ EVs in volume. PHEVs are fine and all, but BMW needs to up their game in the BEV space.

I agree.. Or at LEAST if they could produce a PHEV with a decent range other than the i3 Rex. Something that would be more mainstream. Most all of their PHEVs have 20 miles of range or less. So they either need an all-electric vehicle with 200 miles of range, which I think for a luxury brand should be standard by now, or a PHEV with like 35-40 miles of range.

“real EV’s” (the i3 = ? ) will come first in 2 years with the iX3. BMW is just making a lot of noise now already, because rival Audi start producing their E-Tron already this month.

The i3 is a real EV. Lots are sold without the “Rex”.