Somewhere between Chinese startup XPeng & NIO and American EV powerhouse Tesla, Volkswagen Group delivered 217,100 sales of all-electric vehicles (BEV) to customers in the first half of 2022. NIO delivered 50,827 vehicles in that time period, and XPeng delivered 68,983 A Tesla car delivered 564,743.
Volkswagen Group deliveries of 217,100 electric vehicles were 27% higher than in the first half of 2021, when they totaled 170,900.
BEV’s share of total Volkswagen vehicle deliveries is still not a staggering 5.6%, just above the 5% I recently reported that Mercedes-Benz recorded in the second quarter – but that’s up from 3.4% in the first half of 2021. It’s progress.
While the Volkswagen Group had largely hit its BEV targets in Europe previously, it was facing struggles within China, the world’s largest car market. The German automaker has weathered those struggles a lot more this year. China was where it posted the biggest growth in electric vehicle sales, reaching 63,500 there in the first half of the year. This is an increase of more than 3 x compared to the first half of 2022, and who – which The figure falls between the XPeng and NIO totals mentioned above.
Europe is still the bread and butter market for the Volkswagen Group. It had 128,800 electric vehicles delivered in Europe in the first half of the year, accounting for 59% of all global Volkswagen Group BEV sales. China accounted for 29% of BEV sales, while the US accounted for…8% (across 17,000 vehicles). No comment.
In terms of branding specifics, here’s how we break things down:
- Volkswagen – 115,900 electric charges (53% of total sales of the Volkswagen Group BEV).
- Audi – 50,000 cars (23%)
- Škoda – 22,200 vehicle deliveries (10%)
- Porsche – 18,900 cars (9%)
- Seat / Cupra – 8,300 vehicles delivered (4%).
The BEV models that found the most new owner homes in the first half of 2022 were:
- Volkswagen ID.4 / ID.5 – 66800 deliveries
- Volkswagen ID.3 – 26000 delivery
- Audi e-tron (incl. Sportback) – 24,700 deliveries
- ŠKODA Enyaq iV (incl. Coupé) – 22,200 deliveries
- Porsche Taycan (including Cross Turismo) – 18,900 deliveries
- Audi Q4 e-tron (incl. Sportback) – 18,200 deliveries
How does the Volkswagen Group advance in electric vehicle sales (I mean, deliveries) Look in the light of these numbers? Overall, 27% growth is nothing, but it’s not amazing. It would be better to see 50%, 75% or 100% growth, especially with Volkswagen’s plans to become the world’s highest-produced and best-selling electric vehicle producer. On the other hand, seeing the Volkswagen Group leapfrog (or jump again?) hurdles in the Chinese focused electric vehicle market is a great sign because there is so much potential – or even Necessary – In this market. Sales figures in the US are ok… meh – But if VW has too many supplies to go around the world due to lack of auto chips, lack of harnesses (VW used to get them from Ukraine), lack of batteries (nobody asked for enough), and coronavirus-related shutdown bottlenecks in China, one The Volkswagen Group can only expect to prioritize the European and Chinese markets over the less efficient US market. However, if Volkswagen can increase its production capacity, I would expect much more BEV growth of more than 27% y/y, and that includes stronger growth in the US and China, And the Europe.
You can take a closer look at Volkswagen shipments of electric vehicles by region or brand on the Volkswagen website. Here are some picks that are just missing the H1 numbers:
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