211,000 cars sold in the first half of 2021 are Volkswagen’s highest sales in 50 years
Volkswagen announced that it had sold more cars in the first half of this year. In nearly 50 years of its sale, Volkswagen says the 211,000 units sold in the first half of 2021 are the highest. Further preparations for sales of more than 400,000 units by the end of the year.
Most of Volkswagen sales are attributed to the ID.4, which hit US sales that year. As the US spikes sales of electric vehicles and increased interest in SUVs, the all-electric ID.4 was a hit. In 2021, a total of 5,756 ID.4 models have been sold so far. Chief Executive and President Scott Keogh said, “It’s the most profitable car for our dealerships.” However, 85% of EV sales came from non-electric vehicles.
The above shows the sales report as published by Volkswagen. Sales of Volkswagen electric vehicles are highest in most European countries. Both fuel-powered and EVs helped increase their sales. With Europe moving to all-electric cars by 2035, the countries that are slowly moving forward with their transformation will continue to need fuel-powered cars.
SUV sales drove average prices up $ 4,000 in a year. Despite a good start into 2021, the shortage of semiconductor chips is expected to see sales decline in July and August.
Top EV sales in Europe
It is said that if a European buys an electric vehicle, they will most likely buy a Volkswagen. Since it has been there for years, Volkswagen’s electric sales in Germany are more than double that of Tesla’s sales. The reasons may vary depending on the country and the popularity of the brand.
However, in the years to come, EV cars will dominate fuel-powered cars in Europe. The competition with the new automakers like Tesla, Stellantis and Nio is increasing. As mentioned by Clean technology, Despite its popularity, Volkswagen could soon be dethroned.
Sales change unpredictably every month as new models hit the market. Ford led Norwegian electrical sales in May with March-E, but Tesla led Norwegian sales in June. In addition, Volkswagen is preparing to sell only electric vehicles, like the new electric vehicle manufacturers. By 2033, more than half of Volkswagen’s cars will be electric. Globally, they will be a fully electric automaker by 2050. There could be a delay in countries like South Africa and Africa.
Volkswagen and Volvo are the only two brands known to have taken rigorous steps to switch to electric vehicles in Europe. While the USA and Great Britain are pushing their goals towards electric vehicles, Volkswagen has just as much potential as its competition.