Volkswagen doubled electric vehicle sales in 2021

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 14, 2022
Updated 2022/01/14 at 4:32 PM

Recently, the Volkswagen released global vehicle sales figures, highlighting the increase in vehicle delivery Plug-in hybrid and electric cars in 2021. According to the data, the sales of electric vehicles have doubled compared to 2020.

Volkswagen revealed that battery-powered electrified vehicles (known as BEVs) and hybrid vehicles accounted for 7.5% of total deliveries. Last year, the total was 4%.

According to the manufacturer, globally, more than 369 thousand Electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were delivered last year, representing a total of 73% more than in 2020. The 106,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles sold showed a 33% increase, equal to the 263,000 electric cars ( with growth of 97% in relation to the previous year).

In contrast, in the same year, Volkswagen delivered around 4.897 million vehicles of all propulsion systems to customers worldwide, resulting in an 8% decrease compared to the previous year, when 5.328 million cars were sold.

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The markets of United States, China and Germany were the ones that grew the most last year. In the United States, approximately 17,000 electric vehicles were sold in 2021, an increase of almost 20 times over the previous year. With that, Volkswagen occupied the fourth place in the ranking of electric car manufacturers in the country.

In China, even with the semiconductor supply problems that affected production, the country recorded 77,100 electric vehicles sold in 2021 (an increase of 437%), also including the more than 70,000 license plates of the ID line. Thus, the company was among the five largest manufacturers of electric cars in the Asian country.

In the country where Volkswagen was founded, one in every four vehicles delivered by the company was a plug-in.

Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of Volkswagen revealed: “Volkswagen continues to drive forward the transition to electromobility despite the limited supply of semiconductors.”

“In a very short period of time, we have achieved a top position for all-electric vehicles in Europe. With our ACCELERATE strategy and the expansion of the model portfolio, we will continue to increase the pace of the e-mobility offensive. Before the end of this year, ID. BUZZ01 will represent yet another emotional role model in our ID family,” added Brandstätter.

ID.4 was the best selling model

Worldwide, the electric model ID.4 was the bestseller of 2021. In the year of its launch, the vehicle had 119,650 units delivered, followed by the ID.3 model, in which the German company sold 76,000 units. In third position, the e-up! was sold to around 41,500 customers.

Specifically in Europe, the electric SUV was the best seller in countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Ireland. The ID.4 had 17,000 units delivered in the United States and became the second best-selling electric SUV in China.


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Source: Volkswagen News

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