BMW is really pushing the i3 sales lately and we can see it more clearly now that we start to get the last month’s registration numbers.
The BMW i3 was the most sold car – electric or not – in Norway last month, with 1.014 units registered. It was the only vehicle model to reach a four digits figure.
The Hyundai IONIQ (hybrid and electric versions) also did good, it got the seventh place, with 321 units registered. But this car is still supply constrained. I think we’ll see Hyundai announce a big production increase in early next year. This car deserves it.
Below we have the top registered vehicle models in Norway (November):
- BMW i3: 1.014
- Volkswagen Golf: 905
- Toyota RAV4: 513
- Volkswagen Tiguan: 406
- Mitsubishi Outlander: 406
- Skoda Octavia: 348
- Hyundai IONIQ: 321
- Toyota Auris: 320
- Volkswagen Passat: 316
- Toyota Yaris: 311
BMW knows that the competition is increasing and now it’s the right time to sell as many i3 as possible. BMW i3 advertising on TV and online increases every day, it’s hard to not notice it.
I can’t think in a better electric car for cold climates like we have in Norway or Canada. Its skinny tires easily cut their way through the snow and the carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body makes this electric car rust proof. The only thing missing it’s an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) variant. Maybe the upcoming sportier version BMW i3S gets it next year…
Were you surprised with the BMW i3’s sales performance lately?