BMW has sold more than 50,000 electrified vehicles so far this year, an increase of almost 75%, as it records its best ever July sales across the BMW and MINI range.
From full BEVs, which are actually getting to the point where they are a viable alternative to ICE cars, to hybrids and plug-in hybrids, electrification of cars is on the rise.
That’s clearly demonstrated by BMW’s sales of electrified cars so far this year (2017) which have already topped 50,000 – a rise of 74.8 per cent on 2016 – as BMW reveal their best ever July with sales of 180,726.
BMW now has a range of nine cars offering some form of electrification in its (and the MINI) range, with more to come, and the latest figures now make BMW the third largest producer of BEV/PHEV cars.
Ian Robertson, BMW’s Sales and Brand boss, said:
Despite continuing headwinds in the USA, as well as the model changeover of the BMW X3 and the BMW 5 Series in China, we were still able to achieve last year’s high sales levels, due to our policy of balanced global sales growth.
Sales of our electrified vehicles continue to develop extremely well, with all nine of our electrified cars playing their role in this success.
And you can bet that the £2k ‘Dirty Diesel’ trade-in allowance against a new BMW will help that figure rise further still.