BMW Keeps Its Lead in Electromobility Sales in Germany and Europe

News | March 18th, 2019 by 8
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BMW decided to put together the sales figures for electrified cars on various markets, to show the world how things are evolving. The Bavarian company …

BMW decided to put together the sales figures for electrified cars on various markets, to show the world how things are evolving. The Bavarian company released a couple of infographics starting last year, by month, to show how things change depending on various factors. The numbers for February are in and the Bavarian supremacy is still being upheld in Germany and the EU, with BMW selling the most electrified cars.

Over the course of February, BMW sold 16 percent of the total electrified cars sold in Europe. Second place went to Volkswagen and Nissan with 11 percent. Renault came in third with 10 percent overall, while Tesla accounted for just 7 percent. Things looked even better for BMW in Germany, with a 20% cut of the market, followed by Volkswagen in second place with 16 percent and smart on the podium as well with 10 percent. Renault, Kia and Mercedes follow with 9, 7 and 6 percent respectively.

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Moving to a global scale pushes BMW to third place. BMW’s sales accounted for 8 percent of all electrified cars sold worldwide last month, a more than decent figure. Tesla and BYD (Build Your Dreams, China) share the top spot with 11 percent, while Beijing Auto, another Chinese company, comes in second with 9 percent. As an interesting note, even though you might’ve not heard about BYD before, BYD Tang and BYD Qin are the best selling PHEV models worldwide in 2018, the podium being completed by BMW’s 530e model.

All in all, BMW put in quite a performance and the 530e model is proving to be more popular than anticipated. Considering the Bavarians are selling some of the most expensive cars in this particular ranking, the numbers speak for themselves. With the 330e and the BMW X3 xDrive30e going on sale this year along with a new 745e and xDrive45e X5, the race to sell the most electrified cars will heat up.

8 responses to “BMW Keeps Its Lead in Electromobility Sales in Germany and Europe”

  1. Eddie says:

    BMW’s percentage fully electric vs Electrified(PHEV)?

    • cnet-970ad33b278bd3b05502252be3640ea5 says:

      Does it matter? It’s going to change again with the impending debut of their 5th. gen. BEV models. Toyota have sold 10 million hybrids in the last 2 decades, i.e., greener than Tesla. What’s the percentage of fully electric Mercedes & Audi? Oh, yeah – zero. Nada. Zilch. Rien.

    • Stats for Germany here (page 5 for brand comparisons): https://www.kba.de/SharedDocs/Publikationen/DE/Statistik/Fahrzeuge/FZ/2019_monatlich/FZ8/fz8_201902_pdf.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=6

      • BMW had 653 plug-in hybrids registered and 628 BEV’s registered for a total of 1281 plug in vehicles sold in Germany (#1) with 693 registrations for the i3 (#3 plug-in vehicle). 7% of their vehicles were plug-ins.
      • Tesla had 1092 vehicles registered in Germany (#2) with 959 registrations for the Model 3 (#1 plug-in vehicle). 100% of their vehicles were plug-ins.
      • Renault only sold the Zoe and was the #3 plug-in brand with the #2 most registered plug-in vehicle at 782 units. 8% of their vehicles were plug-ins.

      Together the top three cars make up half of all BEV registrations and 1/3 of all plug-ins.

  2. Daniela Wolf says:

    25% VW Group vs 20% BMW.

  3. Wout says:

    Ordered my X5 45e, 3 weeks ago. Expected delivery in October 2019. Friend ordered his X5 45e yesterday in same concession. Expected delivery: January 2020.

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