Volkswagen sells more EVs in 2021 than ever before, registering 75 percent growth


German carmaker Volkswagen has seen growth in its EV segment despite a drop in overall sales. The company has announced that it has delivered more electric vehicles worldwide than ever before. Volkswagen sold over 3,69,000 electric cars which is an increase of 73 percent compared to 2020. The company claims that it has doubled its BEV deliveries year on year. Additionally, it has become the best-selling EV company in Europe.

Volkswagen Brand CEO Ralf Brandstetter said, “In a very short period of time, we have grown to a leading position for all-electric vehicles in Europe. With our accelerated strategy and expansion of model portfolio, we are on the cusp of the e-mobility offensive. Will continue to grow. Before the end of this year, ID BUZZ1 will represent another emotional model in our ID. Family.”

The burden on sales due to shortage of semiconductors

Volkswagen announced that it delivered approximately 4.897 million vehicles across all drive systems to customers worldwide. This is a decline of about 8 per cent compared to the previous year. The decline in sales has been attributed to short supply of semiconductors throughout the year.

Volkswagen expects at least the first half of 2022 to be highly volatile and challenging due to supply constraints for semiconductors. However, the company expects to be able to stabilize production as the year passes and reduce its backlog of higher orders.

“Volkswagen achieved satisfactory sales under extremely challenging conditions. However, the massive impact on production due to the semiconductor situation could not be fully compensated for during the year. Nevertheless, our record-breaking 543,000 vehicles in Europe alone The order backlog – which contains 95,000 IDs – clearly shows there is a high demand for Volkswagen vehicles,” said Klaus Zelmer, a member of the sales and marketing board at Volkswagen.

demonstration of electric vehicles

The proportion of fully battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrid vehicles nearly doubled to 7.5 percent of total deliveries, compared to 4 percent in 2020. In Europe, these vehicles account for 19.3 percent of Volkswagen’s deliveries in 2020, compared to 12.6 percent. Volkswagen also claims to have recorded significant growth in electric vehicle deliveries, particularly in the United States, China and Germany. In Germany, one in four Volkswagen vehicles was a plug-in vehicle. Volkswagen’s most popular EV model worldwide is the ID.4.

Volkswagen sold more EVs in 2021 than ever before, a record 75 percent increase first seen on BGR India.

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