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BMW boasts 283% YoY surge in China all-electric vehicle sales in H1 2023

Gabriella From Gasgoo| July 10 , 2023 19:31 BJT

Beijing (Gasgoo)- BMW Group reported a 3.7% year-on-year increase in deliveries in the Chinese market during the first half of 2023, reaching a total volume of 392,580 BMW and MINI branded vehicles. 

BMW boasts 283% YoY surge in China all-electric vehicle sales in H1 2023

BMW's new energy vehicle line-up; photo credit: BMW

During the first six months of this year, BMW's pure electric vehicle lineup displayed strong momentum, experiencing a substantial 283% year-over-year spike in sales, totaling 44,864 units. Notably, among the electric models, the BMW iX3 and the all-new BMW i3 stood out, each saw a sales volume surpassing 21,000 units in the first half of the year.

With the electric models being well received among Chinese consumers, BMW plans to commence local production of the pure-electric BMW iX1 model in Shenyang, Liaoning Province during the second half of this year, with the domestically produced BMW i5 scheduled for next year. 

In addition, BMW has been actively boosting its local production capabilities for power batteries. The BMW 6th generation power battery project, with a significant investment of tens of billions of yuan, commenced construction in Shenyang in May this year. 

Moreover, BMW has further expanded its charging network layout in China with the BMW public charging network now providing access to over 540,000 public charging piles across more than 320 cities nationwide. In the first half of this year, public charging orders made through the My BMW App experienced a remarkable 138% year-on-year growth.

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