BMW USA sells 816 i3s in November 2014

News | December 2nd, 2014 by 4
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The BMW i3 sales for the U.S. market fell to 816 units in November from 1159 cars sold the previous month. Previously in October, BMW …

The BMW i3 sales for the U.S. market fell to 816 units in November from 1159 cars sold the previous month.

Previously in October, BMW set a new personal best, and third consecutive month of sales over 1,000 units, showing previous results were no fluke.

While not confirmed, InsideEVs believes that the i3 sales decrease can be attributed to the production/delivery issues from the Leipzig plant.

Going forward, sales may lapse a bit in the United States in December and January as reports of fall-out from super-typhoon Haiyan has crippled BMW’s ability to source carbon fiber raw materials, and the company has temporarily shut-down its furnaces.

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BMW is expected to make an important announcement at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and the updates to the i3 and infrastructure into the new year are expected to aid the sales.

4 responses to “BMW USA sells 816 i3s in November 2014”

  1. Manny Antunes says:

    Sales decline isn’t due to production shortages as we have way more inventory in the pipeline (both on the ground, at the port, and in transit) to sell more than the previous month. And carbon fiber heading over to Germany this month couldn’t possibly affect cars to be sold this month, maybe cars heading into production in January.

  2. Matko says:

    Problem may come from cold season. People know that EV have shorter range in winter due to energy needed to heat inside car when temperature outside drops at freezing. If you use only 21C to worm your car at zero C outside you will be cut 16% of your range. In addition you can’t use Ecco+ mode.

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