BMW’s sales for the first 6 months of this year increased by 110.3% which is more than double the result over the same period of last year. Combined with their other car brand, MINI, BMW sold 75,891 all-electric cars across the world.
According to one of their board members, the figure places BMW directly at the top of the premium car market, surpassing rivals like Mercedes-Benz or Audi.
Sales were made despite ongoing supply chain problems and delays brought on by a shortage of components. In total BMW group sold 1,160,443 cars which is an increase of 13.3% over the same period last year.
BMW set a goal to double its EV sales this year, and things are going well thus far. With 34,000 clients from Europe eagerly waiting for their car, the BMW i4, is leading the pack in terms of bookings.
With the new MINI poised to join the ranks and the BMW i5 to follow early next year, the BMW electric range will only continue to grow.
The automaker wants to have over 2 million electric cars on the road by 2025 when a completely new 3 series will join the EV race. The company also plans half of its sales to come from electric cars by 2030 while it’s other brands, Rolls-Royce and MINI want to be all-electric car companies by 2030.