Sales of the BMW Group’s range of electrified vehicles have shown very strong growth in the year-to-date, reflecting increasing customer interest in alternative drivetrain vehicles.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 10,000 electrified vehicles have been delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 110.1% on the same period last year.
Sales of electrified models are set to increase still further with the introduction of the plug-in hybrid BMW 530e iPerformance, which goes on sale in mid-March, and the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid which will start delivery in June.
With the addition of the BMW 5 Series and the MINI Countryman plug-in hybrids in the coming months, the BMW Group will have nine electrified vehicles in its portfolio including BMW i3, BMW i8, BMW 225xe iPerformance, BMW 330e iPerformance, BMW X5 40e iPerformance and BMW 740e/740Le iPerformance, plus the BMW X1 xDrive 25Le iPerformance sold exclusively in China.
BMW Group sales grew further in February, reaching a new all-time high level of 169,073 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 3.1% compared with the same month last year. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group has sold a total of 332,369 vehicles since the beginning of the year, up 4.9%.