Close to 76,000 fully-electric BMWs and MINIs were sold during Q2 in 2022, more than double the BMW Group managed during the same period last year.
In total, the BMW Group sold 75,891 fully-electric BMWs and MINIs during the first half of 2022, a 110.3 per cent increase on its sales during the same period in 2021. A figure, the Group suggests, that points towards “the high desirability of its pure electric models among customers worldwide.”
Indeed, though an exact figure hasn’t been released, BMW also confirmed that “more than 34,000” examples of its new, all-electric i4 coupe – now on-sale in North America alongside the all-electric iX SUV – have already been ordered across Europe.
In the second quarter of 2022 alone, the BMW Group sold 40,602 battery-electric vehicles, itself an 85.2 per cent increase on its Q2 sales in 2021. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid sales meanwhile proved equally as lucrative, the Group having sold 94,884 examples in Q2 alone – a 14.3 per cent increase on Q2 last year – and 184,553 ‘electrified’ units across the first half of the year, a 20.4 per cent increase compared with January to June in 2021.
BMW’s aim to double sales of its electric vehicles this year remains on-course, will sales potential about to increase yet further when production of the newly launched i7 limousine begins in July. The i5 SUV and the newly-electric next generation of the MINI Countryman are also set to arrive in 2023, as indeed is the filly-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre, the latter of which is currently undergoing “extensive testing” ahead of its launch in Q4 2023. The luxury British marque has already confirmed that only produce entirely electric models by 2030.
With the EV-dedicated ‘Neue Klasse’ set to underpin the bulk of BMW’s electric range moving forward, the Group is targeting more than two million electric vehicles on the road by the end of 2025, with the potential of 50 per cent of its global sales coming from full EVs by 2030.