Not only Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz were able to increase their deliveries of electric cars in the past year, BMW also made good progress in this field. The Bavarian manufacturer delivered 103,855 fully electric cars (BEV) of the BMW and Mini brands last year, which is 133.2 percent more than in 2020. BMW board member Pieter Nota announced that he intends to double BEV sales again this year .
Mercedes-Benz, the main competitor in the “premium segment”, delivered a good 99,000 BEVs in 2021, including the Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart divisions. Volkswagen came with all its brands to 452,900.
In total, BMW was able to deliver 2,213,795 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce passenger cars in 2021, according to a statement from the company. That is 9.1 percent more than in 2020. Mercedes-Benz Cars had 2.09 million cars, so BMW sees itself as the top-ranked in the “premium segment”.
Records for Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad
BMW delivered the most cars with a good one million in the Asia region, almost 850,000 of them in China. Europe follows with almost a million, of which almost 270,000 were sold in Germany.
The 5,586 Rolls-Royce delivered last year is a record in the brand’s 117-year history. With 194,261 vehicles delivered, 2021 was also the historically best year for the BMW motorcycle division.
BMW was able to get rid of almost 38,000 of the fully electric iX3 passenger cars in 2021, 34,851 of the fully electric version of the Mini Cooper SE. The BMW i3 was delivered 28,216 times.
By 2023, companies want to have at least one all-electric model on the road in around 90 percent of their current market segments. Overall, the group plans to sell around 10 million fully electric vehicles over the next ten years.