The VW Group will take over 34% of the BEV segment in April 2021
The European car market grew 261% year-on-year in April 2021 (to 1,029,008), but declined 23% compared to April 2019 and is still the second lowest in 20 years.
JATO Dynamics’ The report also shows that the plug-in electric car segment has grown significantly fifteen% of the market (compared to 11% a year ago).
Here’s the breakdown between plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars:
- BEVs: 71,500 ((plus 338% Year for year)
- PHEVs: 81,000 ((by 507% Year for year)
According to JATO Dynamics‘Data, the best-selling electric car in April – for the first time ever was an SUV – Volkswagen ID.4. The second best was the Volkswagen ID.3.
Felipe Munoz, global analyst at JATO Dynamics, commented:
“As expected, the next phase of growth for electric vehicles will come from SUVs. The Volkswagen ID.4 taking the lead is just the beginning of the electric SUV trend, and we expect new models to hit the market as consumer demand increases. “
The list of top models shows that 2,000 units will be the bare minimum to get into the top 10.
It is interesting that the Volkswagen Group has succeeded in increasing its share in the fully electric segment to 34%.
“In fact, BEVs make up for the losses of Volkswagen’s traditional ICE models. For example, the Volkswagen Golf was the third best model in the overall standings as its volume fell by 49% between April 2019 and April 2021. In April 2018, the Golf made 2, 93% of all new registrations from, compared to just 1.73% in the previous month. “
An industry analyst, Matthias Schmidt, notes that the Volkswagen Group’s 12-month cumulative average sales of electric cars in Western Europe is now over 200,000, while Tesla – the global leader (former European BEV leader) and main reference point – is sticking 100,000 fixed.
The lack of reinforcements in the form of the Tesla Model Y and the fading of the Tesla Model S / Tesla Model X (in anticipation of updated versions) make growth difficult, although the overall market is growing rapidly.