A total of 145,815 electrified BMW and MINI vehicles were sold worldwide in 2019 – an increase of 2.2% over the previous year.
In December, sales of BMW Group electrified models reached a new all-time high of 17,311 units, up 2.1 percent.
The BMW i brand continued its positive sales trend last year with the BMW i3 and the BMW i8 (42,073 units, +12.1%). With a total of 16,932 delivered to customers, sales of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid were up 28.1% in 2019.
The fully-electric MINI Cooper SE joined the MINI line-up in late 2019. More than 90,000 prospective customers have registered so far – reflecting the strong interest in this pure-electric vehicle.
The introduction of the new BMW X1 xDrive25e, the BMW 330e, the BMW X5 xDrive45e, the BMW X3 plug-in hybrid and the pure-electric MINI Cooper SE brings the total number of electrified vehicles in the BMW Group line-up to 12.
The BMW Group intends to have more than one million vehicles with electrified drive on the road by the end of 2021 – more than half of them fully electric. A quarter of the BMW Group vehicles sold in Europe are expected to be electrified by 2021; a third by 2025 and half by 2030. The BMW Group plans to extend its portfolio to 25 electrified vehicles by 2023.
As an e-mobility pioneer, by the end of 2019, the BMW Group had already half a million electrified vehicles worldwide on the road.