BMW Group sales of electrified vehicles in the first three quarters of this year have exceeded those achieved in all of 2016, the German manufacturer has revealed.
Electrified sales topped the 10,000 mark for the first time in a single month in September, with a 50 percent increase in BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles delivered.
It brings the year-to-date total to 68,687 units.
The manufacturer now offers nine different all-electric or hybrid vehicles in its lineup.
“We are pleased to see the ongoing, strong sales development of our unrivaled range of electrified vehicles, with independent reports* confirming our leadership in the field of electromobility,” said Dr Ian Robertson, BMW AG Management Board Member for Sales and Brand BMW.
“The BMW Group has the largest share of the electrified market worldwide; this year, we’ve already sold more electrified vehicles than in the whole of last year and we are well on track to deliver our target of 100,000 by year-end.
“The continued significant sales growth of these vehicles is due in part to the increasing availability of the BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid, which in some markets accounts for up to a third of BMW 5 Series sedan sales.”
BMW recently pledged that it plans to offer 12 fully electric vehicles by 2025, totaling more than two-dozen models.