BMW Reports Record Breaking Sales in China: Nearly 20,000 Electric Cars Sold in Q1 2023

On April 11, BMW Group announced its first quarter delivery data for 2023. In the first quarter of this year, BMW Group delivered over 194,000 BMW and MINI cars in the Chinese market, with pure electric car sales approaching 20,000, more than double the same period last year.

In the global market, BMW Group delivered a total of 588,138 BMW, MINI and Roll-Royce brand cars in the first quarter, a year-on-year decrease of 1.5\%. Among them, sales of pure electric car models for BMW and MINI brands increased by 83.2\% year-on-year, to 64,647 cars.

At this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, BMW Group will bring the pure electric BMW iX1 and participate for the first time with a fully electric lineup.

On the retail side, almost all authorized BMW dealers have completed BMW i business certification; in terms of charging networks, BMW Group has access to over 500,000 public charging piles nationwide, covering more than 320 cities; in the production field, the Shenyang production base follows the BMW iFACTORY production strategy transformation and upgrading, responding to the rapid development of the electric vehicle business.

Gao Le, President and CEO of BMW Group Greater China, pointed out: “With an attractive array of pure electric products, we are expected to achieve business growth this year.”

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