The BMW i (i3/i8) decreased by half in the first six months, so now Mini sells a similar number of plug-ins.
There are three categories of BMW plug-ins: BMW i (currently represented only by the i3, as i8 was retired in H1 2020), BMW e plug-in hybrids, and Mini Electric plug-ins (one PHEV and one BEV).
As it turns out, during the first half of 2020, BMW actually increased sales of its BMW e plug-in hybrids (by 39.3% to 42,731) and they are responsible for the majority of the overall volume (61,652 and up 3.4%), while the BMW i (mostly i3 with the retired low-volume i8) was down by half year-over-year.
Sales of the Mini Electric category were stable, which means that the all-electric Mini Cooper SE was replacing the decrease of Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid.
Anyway, about 7.2% of Mini sales were plug-ins and the share is growing.
The true increase of BMW plug-ins is ahead of us, as there will be many more plug-in hybrids (some with fairly decent EV range) and all-new all-electric models.
It should not take long before plug-in sales will take between 10 and 20% of BMW/Mini total result.