BMW says it has sold the 10,000th of its electric car i3 in Great Britain. The Bavarian’s first all-electric model went on sale with a left-hand drive in 2014 and sales have since increased by about a thousand units every year.
Launched in 2013 and arriving in the UK a year later, the BMW i3 has evolved with updates and the addition of a sportier variant called the BMW i3s so sales are unlikely to slow down.
2017 has been the strongest year so far when 3,458 Britons opted for the electric BMW, up from 2,631 and 2,145 in 2016 and 2015 respectively. In its first year, 2014, BMW sold 1,220 units of the i3 on the Isles.
BMW’s plug-in sales have been rising not only in the UK but on a global scale. The company said it sold over 100,000 electric and plug-in vehicles in 2017 and is thus targeting sales of 140,000 electrified vehicles this year. In some markets PEVs accounted for 10 – 25 percent of all BMW sales (we reported).
BMW i vehicles are now sold in 74 countries with 130,000 ChargeNow locations worldwide and more than 5,000 charging points in the UK alone.
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