Volkswagen doubled its sales of all electric vehicles in 2021 selling 263,000 vehicles, up 97%.
Last year, the company delivered more electric vehicles worldwide than ever before, handing over more than 369,000 electric cars (+73% compared to 2020), including approximately 106,000 PHEVs (+33%) and 263,000 all-electric vehicles (+97%) to customers.
Overall, Volkswagen sold 4.9 million vehicles worldwide, 8% down on 2020 due to semiconductor supply constraints.
“Volkswagen achieved satisfactory sales under extremely challenging conditions. The massive effects on production brought on by the semiconductor situation could not be entirely compensated for over the course of the year, however.
“Nonetheless, our record-breaking order backlog of 543,000 vehicles in Europe alone – thereof 95,000 IDs – shows clearly that the demand for Volkswagen vehicles continues to be very high,” said Klaus Zellmer, Board Member for Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen.
The proportion of purely battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrid vehicles nearly doubled to 7.5 percent of total deliveries (2020: 4 percent). In Europa, these vehicles now account for 19.3 percent of Volkswagen’s deliveries (2020: 12.6 percent).
Volkswagen recorded a significant increase in deliveries of electric vehicles particularly in the United States, China and Germany.
In Germany, one in four Volkswagen vehicles was a plug-in vehicle. A total of 77,100 BEVs (+437%) were delivered in China.
Close to 17,000 BEVs were sold in the United States, almost twenty times more than in the previous year. This brought Volkswagen up to fourth place among BEV manufacturers.