Volkswagen Group reported Friday the delivery of 217,100 pure electric vehicles in the first half of the year, an increase of 27% compared to the same period of 2021. The Group mentioned that faced “ongoing supply bottlenecks, a temporary stop of production in Europe and Covid-related lockdowns in China” during the last months.
Pure electric vehicles represented 5.6 percent of the Group’s deliveries, up from 3.4 percent in the first half of 2021. In Europe, VW Group delivered 128,800 electric vehicles in the first half of 2022, representing 59 percent of the sales.
China was the second biggest market with 63,500 deliveries (29 percent) followed by the US corresponded for 8 percent of the Group’s global BEV deliveries with 17,000 vehicles.
Volkswagen Group BEV Deliveries
The best-selling fully electric models in the first half of the year were Volkswagen ID.4/ID.5 with a total of 66,800 units, followed by ID.3 counting 26,000 units, and Audi e-Tron (including Sportback) with 24,700 units.
Hildegard Wortmann, Group Board Member Sales: “We successfully continued our electric ramp-up despite challenging conditions, especially in the second quarter. Demand continues to be strong and we expect an improving supply situation in the second half of the year. June BEV deliveries showed a clear upward trend already to the monthly levels of Q4 2021. We are working intensively to reduce the high order bank and the delivery times for our customers and are committed to our goal of a BEV share of 7 to 8 percent for the full year.”
In the first half of the year, the core brand Volkswagen delivered 115,900 electric vehicles to customers (share of Group total: 53 percent). Audi followed with 50,000 vehicles (23 percent), ŠKODA with 22,200 vehicles (10 percent), Porsche with 18,900 vehicles (9 percent), and SEAT/CUPRA with 8,300 vehicles (4 percent).