Volkswagen Group EV sales double in 2021 despite global chip shortage

Despite fewer overall car sales, the Volkswagen Group delivered 452,900 EVs across all brands in 2021, almost twice that of the previous year

The Volkswagen Group’s most current sales figures reveal boosting worldwide need for electric cars, in spite of the worldwide semiconductor scarcity affecting car sales on the whole. The group marketed 8.9 million lorries in 2015 throughout all brands, 452,900 of which were EVs, a rise of 96% over the previous year. This is in spite of general vehicle sales declining by 4.5% year on year.

In 2020, 2.5% of sales were electrical lorries. This greater than increased to 5.1% in 2014, and also plug-in crossbreed sales were also substantially up. At 309,000 units, PHEV sales were up by 61%.

Offered these trends, the Volkswagen Group forecasts that cars and truck in 2 marketed worldwide in 2030 will be electrical. Europe revealed particularly strong need for EVs last year, with electrical cars and trucks making up more than 10 per cent of sales, while North America took delivery of 37,200 fully electrical models, three times more than the previous year.

The group’s best selling electrical car globally was the Volkswagen ID.4 crossover at 119,600 systems, adhered to by the smaller sized ID.3 hatchback. A portion less than 50,000 Audi e-trons were provided, with the Skoda changing 44,700 Enyaq iVs. An impressive 41,300 Porsche Taycans were offered, as well, putting it simply 100 devices behind the Volkswagen e-up!.

Volkswagen Team head of sales Christian Dahlheim stated: “2021 was really challenging because of worldwide semiconductor lacks, yet we nonetheless consistently executed our clear future course. The increasing of our battery-electric quantities as well as the high need for all our vehicles clearly show that we get on the appropriate track. This is something we will certainly build on in the current year and remain to drive forward our improvement.”