BMW Group, a German luxury carmaker, announced it delivered 592,873 BMW and MINI vehicles to customers in China, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sales up 65% year-on-year, according to CnEVPost.
Although the company did not release specific sales figures, it released the growth rate of BEV sales. Its sales were on par with last year with growth in China and the U.S.
“In addition to the BMW iX, BMW i4, BMW iX3, and BMW i3, BMW will also bring the BMW i7 to Chinese customers.” The automaker said in a statement. “As the world’s first all-electric luxury flagship sedan from BMW, the BMW i7 will further strengthen BMW’s all-electric product lineup.”
Notably, on March 31, BMW officially launched the BMW i3, an all-electric version of the BMW 3 Series in China, and is only currently available to local customers. In addition, the BMW i3 rolled off the production line at BMW’s Lydia plant, the third vehicle plant in Shenyang production site.
“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. “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.
Furthermore, the company delivered a total of 1,747,889 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles to customers in the global market. In the month of September, BMW Group sales were up 6.6% with 210,543 vehicles delivered to customers, as per BMW Group. This shows an increase of BMW’s electrification in China, the German luxury carmaker said at the time. Adding that with the launch of the new BMW i3 and the debut of the BMW i7, BMW has presented five all-electric models to Chinese customers.
As BMW Group continues to expand its range of electric vehicle models, 2023 will bring further models, which includes the BMW i5 and the pure battery-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre, which will celebrate its world premiere in October.
With a rapidly growing range of products and high demand, the BMW Group aims to have more than 2 million EVs on the road by the end of 2025.