BMW passes 100,000 electrical car mark for 2021

The BMW Workforce despatched 103,855 completely electrical powered cars in 2021, 133.8% additional than within the former yr. Income of plug-in hybrids additionally elevated – usually PHEV product sales are even larger, however development is slower.

In whole, BMW despatched 328,316 BEVs and PHEVs, a rise of 70.4 for every cent on 2020. Subtracting the 103,855 BEVs from this leaves 224,461 PHEVs. Remaining 12 months, BMW delivered 192,646 electrified autos, however at the moment the Munich-centered firm didn’t present a further in-depth breakdown of BEVs and PHEVs.

Within the report on the 2021 product gross sales figures, BMW even goes into component on distinctive designs. For instance, 37,939 items of the iX3 launched on the end of 2020 had been being offered all around the world, which in accordance to BMW means that near a single in 10 X3s is absolutely electrical. Within the circumstance of the Mini 3-doorway, a single in 3 consumers seemingly opted for the all-electric Cooper SE, with the design buying 34,851 product gross sales. And even the i3 was succesful to reinforce income by 5.4 for each cent to twenty-eight,216 fashions in its ninth yr of product gross sales.

This leaves 2,849 battery-electric powered vehicles for which BMW doesn’t title a mannequin. These are very more likely to be the first illustrations of the i4 and iX, which have been despatched for the reason that cease of November 2021.

All through all journey varieties, the BMW Group delivered 2,521,525 autos, an enhance of 8.4 for every cent. Of those, 2,213,795 automobiles had been despatched by the BMW mannequin (+9.1 for every cent), 302,144 vehicles by Mini (+3.3 per cent) and 5,586 cars by the British luxurious subsidiary Rolls-Royce (+48.7 per cent). The share of electrified cars was in consequence 13 for each cent.

“With way over 100,000 absolutely-electric vehicles purchased final calendar yr, ramping up electromobility was our obvious emphasis,” suggests Chief Revenue Officer Pieter Nota. “In 2022 we wish to proceed our profitable progress and we’ll systematically enhance our vary of completely-electrical automobiles. We’ve established ourselves particularly daring growth targets on this spot and goal to way over double our product gross sales of totally-electric automobiles from previous yr.”

In 2022, BMW plans to begin utterly electrical variations of the 7 Sequence (because the i7) and the X1 (because the iX1), among the many people. In 2023, the i5 is to stick to as an electrical powered mannequin of the 5 Assortment. There ended up rumours beneath that the i5 might be launched not solely as a sedan but additionally as an property – BMW doesn’t comment on this within the announcement. As well as, the successor to the Mini Countryman (with the engineering of the iX1) and the all-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre are to adjust to in 2023.

With these figures, BMW has not solely remaining its high quality rivals Mercedes-Benz Automobiles (2,093,476 autos) and Audi (1,680,512 motor automobiles) on the rear of in complete product gross sales, however can be ahead in BEV product sales. Mercedes obtained 99,301 BEVs in full (which incorporates vans and Good) and 48,936 BEVs of the Mercedes-EQ model. Audi was ready to offer 81,894 completely electrical vehicles in 2021.