BMW, MINI Sold 60 660 Electric Cars Globally

First-half-year electrified sales increased significantly in several other major markets, including the USA (12,015 / +51.3%) and the UK (8,823 / +41.4%).

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The new BMW i8 Roadster, the new BMW i8 Coupe.
The new BMW i8 Roadster, the new BMW i8 Coupe. (Photo Credit: BMW)

BMW announced on Thursday that in June more than 13,806 deliveries of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were made worldwide, showing a 47.6% on the same month last year.

The German carmaker announced added that this is highest monthly total ever for BMW Group electrified.

The company said year-to-date sales of electrified BMW and MINI vehicles totalled 60,660, reflecting a 42.5% growth compared to the previous year.

It added that this growth position it as a leading global provider of premium electrified mobility.

“We can see how well customers respond in markets where electromobility is supported by a range of measures,” said Pieter Nota, member of the board of management of BMW AG responsible for sales and brand BMW.

“For example, three quarters of the vehicles we sell in Norway are electrified, while one in three BMW 5 Series delivered in California is now a plug-in hybrid.”

With the introduction of the locally-built BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid (fuel consumption combined: 2.3-2.1 l/100 km; electricity consumption combined: 14.1-13.1 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 52-47 g/km) in China, electrified sales in the BMW Group’s largest overall market have increased five-fold in the first six months year-on-year, with a total of 6,295 units sold so far in 2018.

First-half-year electrified sales increased significantly in several other major markets, including the USA (12,015 / +51.3%) and the UK (8,823 / +41.4%).

“With production of the BMW X3 in China and South Africa ramping up, we will be able to fulfil the strong customer demand for our celebrated X models and the second half year should be increasingly positive,” Nota said.

“I’m also delighted with the ongoing popularity of our electrified vehicles, which achieved their best-ever month in June, keeping us well on track to achieve over 140,000 electrified sales by the end of the year.”

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