The BMW Group sold 128,196 fully-electric BMW and MINI vehicles in the first nine months of 2022. It is more than twice the BEVsales in the same period last year (+114.8%). In comparison to BMW Group’s overall growth being 6.6%, according to CleanTechnica.
“The dynamic growth of our fully-electric models reflects how the BMW Group’s electric lineup is winning over customers – as we continue to press ahead with the transition towards electromobility,” said Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands, Sales. It is also worth noting that the company’s electric models are strongly increasing as BMW has the iX3, the iX, the i4, and the iX1 and i7 arriving.
“With our attractive, sustainable product range across drivetrain technologies and our strong operating performance, we are on track to meet our sales targets for 2022,” Nota continued.
In addition, the company’s sales for the third quarter were on par with last year (-0.9%), with 587,795 vehicles sold. According to the press release from BMW Group, the company delivered 1,747,889 BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce vehicles to customers between January and September. In September, the car company’s sales were up 6.6%, with 210,543 vehicle deliveries.
BMW Group also confirmed its guidance for the entire 2022, with sales slightly below than previous year. However, BMW noted that 52,306 EVs were sold in Q3 2022, which is well above the average.
“Together with the BMW iX3*, the company’s two innovation flagships, the BMW i4 and the BMW iX, continue to drive growth, with particularly strong new orders. Additional momentum will come from the BMW brand’s two newest fully-electric models, the BMW i7* and the BMW iX1*. Both models, like the all-electric long-wheelbase version of the 3 Series in China, are receiving very positive customer feedback. The all-electric MINI Cooper SE* is also reporting strong growth and serves as an important pillar in the BMW Group’s fully-electric model lineup. The company is therefore on track to double its sales of fully-electric vehicles for the year 2022.” the company said.
The German carmaker continues to expand its electric models at a fast rate. 2023 is said to bring further models, including the BMW i5 and the pure battery-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre, which will have its world premiere in October.