German auto group BMW sold more electric cars in the second quarter of this year. Compared to the same quarter last year, deliveries of all-electric BMWs and Minis doubled, to 88,289.
In total, the automaker sold 626,726 vehicles in the months from April to June. This is 11 percent more than it was a year ago. Especially in the important auto markets of China, the United States and Germany, BMW performed much better than the previous year. The company said that there is currently particularly high demand for the new 7 Series, X7 and the all-electric BMW i4.
In China, demand rebounded strongly and sales in the second quarter increased by at least 16 percent to nearly 198,000 vehicles. In the US, sales increased nearly 14% to 95,500 vehicles. In Europe, the group sold 233,000 vehicles, or 9 percent more than last year. Germany was the engine of growth in Europe, with sales up 22.5 percent to 77,000 vehicles.
Thanks to more stable supply chains, more cars are being sold again and delivery times are shorter, according to BMW. For the full year, the automaker expects a slight increase in sales, with growth driven by electric vehicles and more expensive luxury models. With sales declining in the first quarter and a strong increase in the second quarter, BMW sold more than 1.2 million vehicles in the first half of the year. This is nearly 5 percent more than last year.
In October this year, BMW will also release its new, fifth car, for which the company has already received positive feedback from consumers. Consumers are particularly excited about the first all-electric BMW i5. With the launch of the i5, BMW now has an all-electric alternative for all of its core segments.
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