BMW Group UK has reported 28,723 registrations of all-electric BMW vehicles in 2023, which is a 34% increase on 2022.
The news means one in every four BMW vehicles registered in 2023 was fully electric. In the corporate sector, half of all registrations are all-electric vehicles (BEVs). Fully electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) registrations combined reached 45,509 registrations for the BMW brand, meaning that 40% of all BMW vehicles sold last year could be charged electrically.
In addition, MINI continued to perform strongly in the UK with a 4% increase in registrations (47,594 units in total).
Overall sales of both BMW and MINI combined rose to 159,328 vehicles, an increase of 3.1% on 2022. BEV and PHEV registrations combined for both brands rose to 53,655 units.
With 8,940 registrations, the BMW i4 is the biggest seller in BMW’s all-electric range – up a third. The iX1 saw 7,101 registrations last year, making it the most popular all-electric SAV in the BMW product range.
With the BMW i5 Saloon just having been launched, the iX2 coming to market in March and the i5 Touring arriving later this year, BMW UK will be focused on continuing the expansion of its BEV market share in 2024.
MINI Plant Oxford produced over 43,000 MINI Electric vehicles last year alone, taking its total all-electric vehicle count to over 145,000 cars for the global market.
David George, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group UK, said: “We have achieved a strong performance in 2023 with sales growth having been driven by our extensive BEV model range. The success of our all-electric models confirms we are on the right track as we continue to ramp-up our BEV offering in 2024”, said
“One of the key factors behind our success is the dedication and expertise of our retailer network. By delivering outstanding customer experiences, combined with their knowledge and passion for our brands, they have played a crucial role in our sales success.”
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