|BMW Increased Plug-In Car Sales In January By 37% – Targets 140,000 In 2018 |
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by Mark Kane
BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – January 2018
After selling some 103,080 plug-in electric cars in 2017, BMW set the target for this year at 140,000. The anticipated growth would be 36%.
The BMW Group has delivered more than 100,000 electrified vehicles to customers worldwide in 2017.
The year began with 7,155 sales of BMW i, iPerformance and MINI plug-in hybrids globally in January (up 36.7%) at 4.2% share of total volume.
“Having delivered well over 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017, the BMW Group is looking to build further on that success and is targeting 140,000 electrified vehicles this year, thereby maintaining its leading position in the premium battery-electric/plug-in hybrid segment. With sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles increasing by 36.7% compared to January last year, things are well on track to achieve that target.” Here are some highlights:
- Scandinavia: More than a quarter of all BMW and MINI vehicles sold were electrified
- Great Britain/Ireland: electrified vehicles accounted for 11.1% of total BMW and MINI sales
- U.S.: the proportion of electrified sales was 5.2%
- MINI Countryman: sales doubled to 6,022 and one out of seven was plug-in hybrid