Sales of BMW Group electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles increased 20.6 percent to 15,595 through October 2017 (YTD), accounting for 5.5 percent of total BMW Group sales in the US.
Currently, BMW offers six electrified vehicle models in the US, including the BMW i3 and BMW i8, as well as the BMW i Performance models: BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW 740e and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e. MINI offers the MINI Countryman plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle, which launched in June 2017.
In total, the BMW Group in the US (BMW and MINI combined) reported October sales of 26,877 vehicles, a decrease of 3.9 percent from the 27,971 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group sales are down 5.1 percent on sales of 281,839 vehicles in the first ten months of 2017 compared to 297,015 in the same period in 2016.
Globaly, the BMW Group offer nine electrified vehicles in its portfolio including BMW 5 Series, the MINI Cooper S E Countryman plug-in hybrid, 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.
The company’s electrified range will be further complemented in 2018 by the all-new BMW i8 Roadster. Shortly after that, battery-only solutions will be rolled out across the BMW Group’s core brands, with Plant Oxford starting production of a battery-powered MINI in 2019, and the battery-only BMW X3 following in 2020. The following year, 2021, will see the launch of the BMW Group’s new technology spearhead: the all-electric BMW iNEXT.
In 2017, the BMW Group expects sales of its electrified vehicles to exceed 100,000 for the first time in a single year. By the end of 2017, there will be a total of more than 200,000 BMW Group electrified vehicles on the road.
BMW Group plans to offer 25 electrified models until 2025 – 12 of which fully electric.