BMW delivered over 200,000 electric cars in 2022

In 2022, the BMW Group sold a total of 215,755 fully electric vehicles from the BMW and Mini brands, more than twice as many as in 2021. The Group was also able to hand over the 500,000th fully electric vehicle to customers by the end of 2022.

In 2021 as a whole, BMW sold a total of 103,855 battery-electric cars. The year 2022 thus corresponds to a growth of 107.7 per cent. With a total of around 2.4 million vehicles sold by the BMW Group in 2022, electric cars thus accounted for a share of around nine per cent. For 2023, the Group is aiming for a 15 per cent share of all-electric vehicles in total sales.

The BMW brand sold 372,956 electrified vehicles (including plug-in hybrids) last year, 35.6 per cent more than in 2021. If you subtract the 172,001 battery-electric cars from this (you have to subtract the 43,744 Mini BEVs from the 215,755 BEVs at the Group level), you are left with 200,955 plug-in hybrids from the BMW brand. This means that the ratio of new BMW cars with a charging connection is 54:46 in favour of PHEVs.

The number of electrified Mini models (incl. PHEV) sold increased by 14.3 per cent to 60,839 passenger cars, accounting for around 21 per cent of the brand’s total global sales in 2022. The all-electric Mini Cooper SE was again the brand’s best-selling model variant in 2022. Last year, 43,744 units of the Mini Cooper SE were sold worldwide, an increase of 25.5 per cent compared to the previous year.

BMW does not indicate the distribution among the individual model series, nor does it indicate the distribution of BEV sales among the individual sales regions. The latter is only available for the entire BMW Group across all drive types. How the electric BMWs have sold in China or the USA, for example, is thus not known at this point.

“Our strong product line-up is the best response to a challenging environment – and enabled us to more than double our sales of fully-electric vehicles again in 2022,” said Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands and Sales. “We are confident we can build on this success in 2023, as we continue to see particularly high order intake for our fully-electric models,” Nota added.

Following the discontinuation of the i3 this year (still the best-placed electric BMW in the German registration statistics), the Munich-based company currently offers the iX1, iX3, i4, iX and i7 as BEV models. in the current year, the i5 is to be introduced as an electric model in the 5 Series.