Almost six years after it was first launched, sales of the innovative BMW i3 achieved double-digit growth in July with 2,691 vehicles (+12.6%) delivered to customers worldwide.
Ahead of the upcoming market launch of the new BMW 330e plug-in hybrid, overall sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles were lower than in July last year, with 10,069 (-5.4%) fully-electric and plug-in hybrid BMW and MINI brand vehicles delivered worldwide.
As well as the electrified BMW 3 Series, this year will also see the launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid and the fully-electric MINI Cooper SE, which has generated significant customer interest since it was first revealed in July.
By the end of next year, the BMW Group will have introduced ten new or updated electrified models and by the end of this year, the company expects to have a total of half a million electrified vehicles on the roads.
By 2023, the BMW Group will have 25 electrified models on the market, more than half of which will be fully electric.