Volkswagen: its global electric offensive continued successfully in the third quarter of 2021. Despite the shortage of semiconductors, 122,100 BEVs were delivered to customers …
The Volkswagen Group successfully continued its global electric offensive in the third quarter of 2021. Despite the shortage of semiconductors, 122,100 BEVs were delivered to customers from July to September, an increase of 109 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year. In particular, the market ramp-up in China accelerated significantly in the third quarter, where 28,900 BEVs were delivered, compared to 18,300 in the first half of the year. The BEV share in total deliveries rose to over 6 percent in the 3rd quarter. By the end of September, 293,100 BEVs had been delivered worldwide, more than twice as many as in the same period of the previous year (+138 percent). There was still strong demand for vehicles with plug-in hybrid drives (PHEV). A total of 246,000 PHEVs were delivered in the first nine months, more than twice as many as in the same period of the previous year (+133 percent).
In terms of BEV deliveries by region, Europe continued to lead the way with 209,800 vehicles (72 percent share). Here the group was the market leader with a BEV market share of around 26 percent. In the USA, the group delivered 27,300 BEVs, which corresponds to 9 percent of its worldwide BEV deliveries. The group thus achieved a market share of around 8 percent in the fully electric vehicle segment and is in second place. In China, 47,200 BEV had been delivered by the end of September; this corresponds to 16 percent of the Group’s worldwide BEV deliveries. In the third quarter, China had a share of 24 percent due to the accelerated market ramp-up. Christian Dahlheim: “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 vehicles from the ID. Model family.”
The core brand Volkswagen had delivered 167,800 BEVs to customers by the end of September (57 percent share). This was followed by Audi with 52,800 vehicles (18 percent share), ŠKODA with 32,100 vehicles (11 percent share), Porsche with 28,600 vehicles (10 percent share) and SEAT with 8,800 vehicles (3 percent share).
The top 5 BEV models in the nine month period were as follows:
– Volkswagen ID.4 72,700 units
– Volkswagen ID.3 52,700 units
– Audi e-tron (including Sportback) 36,100 units
– Porsche Taycan (including Cross Turismo) 28,600 units
– ŠKODA Enyaq previous year 28,200 units