Ioanna is a writer at TNW. She covers the full spectrum of the European tech ecosystem, with a particular interest in startups, sustainabili
Ioanna is a writer at TNW. She covers the full spectrum of the European tech ecosystem, with a particular interest in startups, sustainability, green tech, AI, and EU policy. With a background in the humanities, she has a soft spot for social impact-enabling technologies.
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It’s clear that the Volkswagen Group has continued to gain momentum with its electric offensive in the first half of 2021.
Up to the end of June, a total of 170,939 BEV models were delivered worldwide, which works out to an increase of 165.2% compared to the same period of 2020 (64,462 units). This means that nearly thrice as many electric vehicles were sold.
Interestingly, BEV deliveries nearly doubled also between the first and the second quarter of 2021: from 59,948 units in Q1 to 110,991 units in Q2.
Deliveries per region
Volkswagen Group’s worldwide deliveries were distributed as follows:
Firstly, the Group was the leader in its home market of Europe, with a share of about 26% of the total BEV deliveries.
Secondly, in the USA, the Group achieved a higher market share in the electric vehicle segment, at about 9%, than in the overall market including internal combustion engine vehicles.
Deliveries per sub-brand
Slightly more than half (54.3%) of the worldwide BEV deliveries bore the logo of the core Volkswagen brand, which handed over 92,859 vehicles to customers.
Audi and Porsche followed with 19.2% (32,775 vehicles) and 11.6% (19,822 vehicles), respectively. Škoda came in with 10.4% with 17,697 units, and SEAT accounted for 3.6% with 6,172 BEVs.
The top fiveBEV models
Volkswagen ID.4 (37,292 vehicles)
Volkswagen ID.3 (31,177 vehicles)
Audie-tron, including Sportback (25,794 vehicles)
Porsche Taycan, including Cross Turismo (19,822 vehicles)
Volkswagen e-up! (17,890 vehicles)
Well, it seems clear the Volkswagen Group is going strong as far as its plans for e-mobility are concerned. Specifically, the VW brand has set the following targets by 2030: EVs should represent 70% of its total sales in Europe, and 50% in China and the United States.
If you’d like to know more, you can check out the Volkswagen Group’s announcement.
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