BMW was the top seller of plug-in vehicles in Germany in the first half of 2017, with just under 5,000 units registered. The company says it captured about 20% of the market for “alternative drive” vehicles.
The BMW has 8 electrified vehicles in the German market: five PHEVs sold under the BMW brand; the i3 and the i8; and the MINI Cooper S E Countryman PHEV. The most popular model is the i3, which sold around 2,100 units in Germany in the first half – an increase of 155% compared to the first half of 2016.
“The first half of 2017 clearly shows that we are on a very good path. We are at the right time with the right products on the spot,” said Peter van Binsbergen, Head of Sales, BMW Group Germany. “With attractive offers, the expansion of the charging infrastructure and state subsidies, we are pushing ahead with the electromobility industry in Germany.”