Sales of BMW and MINI battery electrical automobiles (BEVs) in 2022
greater than doubled year-on-year and reached 215,755 models, the BMW
Group stated on Tuesday, Trend reviews citing Xinhua.
“We are assured we will construct on this success in 2023, as we
proceed to see significantly excessive order consumption for our
fully-electric fashions,” BMW AG Board member Pieter Nota stated in a
Total automobile gross sales, nevertheless, fell by 4.8 p.c to simply beneath 2.4
million models final yr, regardless of document gross sales of the luxurious model
Rolls-Royce. Sales of the BMW core model dropped 5.1 p.c to 2.1
Sales of BMW and MINI automobiles within the European dwelling market decreased
by 7.5 p.c to 877,369 models final yr. At the identical time,
791,985 automobiles had been offered in China, BMW’s largest single market.
The carmaker is “optimistic” for the present yr. The ramp-up
of enterprise with electrical automobiles can be continued, aiming to
obtain a 15 p.c share of BEVs in complete gross sales in 2023, up from
lower than 9 p.c final yr.
Germany’s automobile trade has been scuffling with international provide
chain points because the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to
the ifo Institute for Economic Research, the nation’s carmakers
had been nonetheless unable to fill all their orders on the finish of final yr
because of a scarcity of intermediate merchandise.
Production of German carmakers stays nearly a 3rd beneath
pre-pandemic 2019 ranges. According to the most recent trade figures
for 2022, complete output rose 11 p.c year-on-year to three.4 million