BMW is seeing growing demand for its electrified vehicles.Sales of electrified BMW models topped 10,000 units for the first time in a single month in September, the German automaker announced on Friday.BMW has been ramping up its electrified vehicle offerings over the last few years, with those efforts culminating in 10,786 electrified sales during the month of September. It's the first time BMW has ever sold more than 10,000 electrified vehicle in a single month.
Through the first nine months of the year, BMW's electrified vehicle sales have climbed more than 64 percent to 68,687 units. Those sales include BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles.
"The BMW Group has the largest share of the electrified market worldwide; this year, we've already sold more electrified vehicles than in the whole of last year and we are well on track to deliver our target of 100,000 by year-end," said Dr. Ian Robertson, BMW AG Management Board Member for Sales and Brand BMW. "The continued significant sales growth of these vehicles is due in part to the increasing availability of the BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid, which in some markets accounts for up to a third of BMW 5 Series sedan sales."
BMW's electric vehicle sales should continue to grow in the years to come. The automaker has pledged to launch at least 25 new electrified vehicles by 2025, including a dozen pure electric vehicles.