Volkswagen doubles sales of electric vehicles in the third quarter
Volkswagen, one of the best-known car brands in the world, doubled its electric vehicle deliveries in the third quarter and set a new record of electric vehicle deliveries.
The Volkswagen Group announced on Friday that it had delivered a total of 122,100 battery electric vehicles (BEV) to customers worldwide between July and September, an increase of 109% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
The market ramp-up in China helped VW’s number grow to 28,900 BEVs in the quarter, compared to 18,300 in the first two quarters of the year.
“As planned, we significantly accelerated the BEV market ramp-up in China in the third quarter and are on track to achieve our annual target of 80,000 to 100,000 ID. Sample family “, said Christian Dahlheim, VW sales manager.
It is noteworthy, however, that the proportion of BEVs delivered in the third quarter only made up around 6% of the total deliveries of the Volkswagen Group.
The company highlighted the success of its new record BEV number in light of the global scarcity of semiconductors. The company was unable to clarify when and whether this problem will be resolved or whether it will continue to affect Volkswagen BEV sales.
If you look at the total number of BEV deliveries in 2021 to date, the Volkswagen Group recorded a total of 293,100 BEV deliveries by the end of September – an increase of 138% compared to the same period of the previous year.
The Volkswagen Group was also able to meet the strong demand for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) with a total of 246,000 deliveries in the first nine months – an increase of 133% compared to the previous year.
The Volkswagen Group’s delivery figures included sales of all of its brands, including Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, ŠKODA and SEAT.
The core brand Volkswagen delivered 167,800 BEVs to customers with a share of 57% of the Group’s total BEV deliveries. This was followed by Audi with 52,800 BEV, Škoda with 32,100 BEV, Porsche with 28,600 BEV and SEAT with 8,800 BEV.
Unsurprisingly, the five leading BEV models across the group were led by the Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.3 with 72,700 and 52,700 deliveries, respectively. This was followed by the Audi e-tron (including the Sportback variant) with 36,100 units delivered.
As reported separately, 28,600 units of the Porsche Taycan (including Cross Turismo) were delivered in the first nine months of the year – and the brand’s iconic 911 was surpassed for the first time.
A total of 28,200 units were delivered for the Skoda Enyaq last year.
“Our global electric offensive is still in full swing: We are clearly number 1 in fully electric vehicles in Europe and number 2 in the USA,” said Dahlheim.