BMW doubles electric sales in Q1

BMW doubles electric sales in Q1

The BMW Group increased global sales of all-electric BMW and Mini vehicles by 149.2 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, with a total of 35,289 all-electric BMW and Mini vehicles delivered to customers between January and March.

The company plans to more than double its sales of pure electric cars this year compared to last year. In 2021, BMW could deliver 103,855 fully electric cars as reported.

With the 35,289 BEVs in the first quarter, the share was 5.9 per cent - across all brands and powertrains, the BMW Group delivered 596,907 vehicles, but total deliveries were down 6.2 per cent compared to the same quarter last year.

In terms of all-electric vehicles, the company does not differentiate between the BMW and Mini brands in the statement, and Rolls-Royce is included in the overall figures, but not yet in the all-electric cars - the Spectre's testing phase is still ongoing, as reported.

BMW also does not mention the share or absolute numbers of plug-in hybrids. In 2021 as a whole, the distribution of BEVs and PHEVs among electrified vehicles was roughly one-third battery-electric cars and two-thirds plug-in hybrids.

Shortly after BMW, premium competitor Mercedes also presented its sales figures for the first quarter. Although the Stuttgart-based company was able to increase sales of electric cars by 210 percent, Mercedes-Benz remains behind BMW in terms of absolute sales with 21,900 BEVs.