Volkswagen Group has successfully exceeded double the sales of EVs in first half year of 2021

Volkswagen Group has successfully exceeded double the sales of EVs in first half year of 2021

The Volkswagen Group has continued its electric growth in the first half of 2021. In total, 170,939 BEV models were delivered globally up to the end of June, more than twice as many as in the prior-year period (+165%). The following new BEV models were launched in this period: Volkswagen ID.4, Volkswagen ID.61, ŠKODA Enyaq iV, Audi Q4 e-tron, Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, Audi e-tron GT2 and Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.

 

After 59,948 BEVs had been delivered to customers in the first quarter (+78% compared with the previous year), sales increased significantly in the second quarter to 110,991 units (+260% compared with the previous year). In the course of the year, the BEV ramp-up will further accelerate thanks to the expanded model range. The Group has also consistently expanded its portfolio of PHEV models. This vehicle category benefits from considerable customer demand too. In the first half of the year, a total of 171,300 PHEV were delivered, more than three times as many as in the prior-year period (+204%).

 

The Group’s home market of Europe was the territory with the most sales in the first half year, with 128,078 vehicles (share: 75%). Here, the Group was the market leader, with a share of approx. 26% in BEV deliveries. In the USA, the Group sold 18,514 BEV models, corresponding to 10.8% of its worldwide BEV sales. In China, 18,285 battery-electric vehicles were sold in the first half of 2021, accounting for 11% of the Group’s worldwide BEV deliveries.

 

The BEV model growth plan started in Europe last year with the ID.3. This model was followed by the ID.4 electric SUV this year, which was also launched in the USA and China in March. In addition, the ID.6, an electric SUV with up to 7 seats, tailored to meet the needs of Chinese customers, has been available in China since June. Christian Dahlheim said: “In the third quarter, we expect a significant boost to BEV deliveries in China thanks to the expanded Volkswagen ID. model range.”

 

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Slightly more than half of the BEV deliveries throughout the world up to the end of June were for the Volkswagen brand, which sold over 92,859 vehicles (share: 54%). The premium brands Audi and Porsche followed with 32,775 vehicles (share: 19%) and 19,822 vehicles (share: 12%) respectively. ŠKODA delivered 17,697 BEV (share: 10%) and SEAT 6,172 (share: 4%).

 

The top five BEV models in the first half were:

  • Volkswagen ID.4 – 37,292 vehicles
  • Volkswagen ID.3 – 31,177 vehicles
  • Audi e-tron (incl. Sportback) – 25,794 vehicles
  • Porsche Taycan (incl. Cross Turismo) – 19,822 vehicles
  • Volkswagen e-up!3 – 17,890 vehicles.

 

 

Volkswagen Group – deliveries of battery-electric vehicles (BEV) to customers

Deliveries to customers by markets Q1 2021 Q1 2020 Change

(%)

Q2 2021 Q2 2020

Change

(%)

First half

2021

First half

2020

Change

(%)

Europe 43,752 29,139 +50.1 84,326 20,833 +304.8 128,078 49,972 +156.3
USA 6,828 2,293 +197.8 11,686 2,103 +455.7 18,514 4,396 +321.2
China 6,244 1,398 +346.6 12,041 7,303 +64.9 18,285 8,701 +110.1
Rest of world 3,124 775 +303.1 2,938 618 +375.4 6,062 1,393 +335.2
World 59,948 33,605 +78.4 110,991 30,857 +259.7 170,939 64,462 +165.2

 

Deliveries to customers by brands Q1 2021 Q1 2020 Change

(%)

Q2 2021 Q2 2020 Change

(%)

First half

2021

First half

2020

Change

(%)

Volkswagen Passenger Cars 30,735 15,766 +94.9 62,124 17,115 +263.0 92,859 32,881 +182.4
Audi 14,583 11,458 +27.3 18,192 7,901 +130.2 32,775 19,359 +69.3
ŠKODA 2,455 3,222 -23.8 15,242 1,733 >500 17,697 4,955 +257.2
SEAT 2,217 1,427 +55.4 3,955 728 +443.3 6,172 2,155 +186.4
Porsche 9,072 1,391 >500 10,750 3,089 +248.0 19,822 4,480 +342.5
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 687 279 +146.2 477 257 +85.6 1,164 536 +117.2
MAN 199 62 +221.0 251 34 >500 450 96 +368.8
Scania
Others*
Volkswagen Group 59,948 33,605 +78.4 110,991 30,857 +259.7 170,939 64,462 +165.2

*Others includes Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti

 

Notes:

1) This vehicle is not available for sale in Europe.

2) e-tron GT: power consumption, kWh/100 km: 20.2 – 18.8 (combined); CO2 emissions, g/km: 0; efficiency class: A+

3) e-up!: power consumption, kWh/100 km: 12.7 (combined); CO2 emissions, g/km: 0; efficiency class: A+

 

 

About the Volkswagen Group:
The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. The passenger car portfolio ranges from small cars all the way to luxury-class vehicles. Ducati offers motorcycles. In the light and heavy commercial vehicles sector, the products range from pick-ups to buses and heavy trucks. Every weekday, 662.600 employees around the globe are involved in vehicle-related services or work in other areas of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries.

In 2020, the total number of vehicles delivered to customers by the Group globally was 9.31 million (2019: 10.98 million). Group sales revenue in 2020 totaled EUR 222.9 billion (2019: EUR 252.6 billion). Earnings after tax in 2020 ended amounted to EUR 8.8 billion (2019: EUR 14.0 billion).

 

For more information on the Volkswagen Group please visit https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en

 

 

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