Munich – The BMW Group sold a total of 75,891 fully-electric BMW and MINI vehicles worldwide in the first half of 2022 – more than doubling its all-electric sales compared to the same period of last year (+110.3%). This growth underlines the company’s focus on ramping up electromobility and confirms the high desirability of its pure electric models among customers worldwide. The company’s electric vehicles are in high demand globally, underscoring BMW’s commitment to providing sustainable mobility options for its customers.
Despite a very challenging environment, we were able to more than double our sales of fully-electric vehicles worldwide in the first half of the year,” said Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands, Sales. “It’s not just our electrified models that are inspiring customers around the globe: Thanks to our innovative and sustainable product line-up, the BMW brand was once again number one worldwide in the premium automotive segment in the first half of the year,” Nota continued.
The BMW Group continued to expand its segment leadership in the premium automotive segment in the first half-year. During this period, the company delivered a total of 1,160,443 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles to customers. Compared with the first half of last year, sales decreased by 13.3 percent. This year is continuing to be impacted by the geopolitical situation in Eastern Europe, the effects of intermittent Covid lockdowns in China and persistent bottlenecks in semiconductor availability.
The company plans to more than double last year’s sales of fully-electric vehicles and, after the first six months of 2022, is fully on track to achieve this goal. Its new pure electric innovation flagships are in particularly high demand with customers. This is also confirmed by the order book for the fully-electric BMW i4, with more than 34,000 units ordered across Europe.
The company continues to expand its range of electric models at a rapid pace: This year, the BMW i3 (in China), the BMW iX1 and the BMW i7 complement the existing models. Series production of the all-electric luxury sedan BMW i7 began on July 1 at the BMW plant in Dingolfing. Next year, the BMW i5, the all-electric MINI Countryman and the all-battery-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre will follow.
With this fast-growing product line-up and high demand, it aims to have more than two million fully-electric vehicles on the roads already by the end of 2025.
The purely electric Neue Klasse will make a significant contribution to BMW Group sales volumes from the middle of the decade onwards. The Neue Klasse has the potential to further accelerate the market penetration of e-mobility – so that 50 percent of the company’s global sales could already come from fully-electric vehicles before 2030.
The MINI brand will have an all-electric product range by the early 2030s, while Rolls-Royce will become an all-electric brand from 2030. All future new models from BMW Motorrad in the field of urban mobility will also be fully electric, like the BMW CE 04, the new electric champion for the city.