The Volkswagen Group has more than doubled its deliveries of all-electric vehicles in the first half of 2021.
In total, 170,939 BEV models were delivered throughout the world up to the end of June, more than twice as many as in the same period in 2020, which represents an incredible increase of 165.2 percent.
The amazing achievement was possible as many BEV models were launched in this period: Volkswagen ID.4, Volkswagen ID.6, ŠKODA Enyaq iV, Audi Q4 e-tron, Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, Audi e-tron GT, and Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.
After 59,948 BEVs had been delivered to customers in the first quarter, deliveries increased significantly, as planned, in the second quarter to 110,991 units and the company expects that during the rest of the year, the BEV ramp-up will further accelerate thanks to the expanded model range.
The VW group has dominated in almost all the markets around the globe. The Group’s home market of Europe was clearly in the lead in the first half of the year, with 128,078 vehicles. VW was the market leader, with a share of about 26 percent in BEV deliveries.
In the USA, the Group handed over 18,514 BEV models to customers, corresponding to 10.8 percent of its worldwide BEV deliveries. In China, 18,285 battery-electric vehicles were handed over to customers in the first half of 2021, accounting for 10.7 percent of the Volkswagen’s worldwide BEV deliveries.
The BEV offensive started in Europe last year with the ID.3. This model was followed this year by the ID.4 electric SUV, which was also launched in the USA and China in March. In addition, the ID.6, an electric SUV with up to 7 seats tailored specifically to meet the needs of Chinese customers, has been available in China since June.
Slightly more than half of the BEV deliveries from the group throughout the world up to the end of June were Volkswagen, which handed over 92,859 vehicles to customers, which corresponds to a 54.3 percent share.
The premium brands Audi and Porsche followed respectively with 32,775 vehicles (19.2 percent) and 19,822 vehicles (11.6 percent). Škoda delivered 17,697 BEVs (10.4 percent) and SEAT 6,172 (3.6 percent).
The success of Volkswagen is not surprising as WhichEV reported few weeks ago, the German group has made all the right moves and investments to position itself as a true electric powerhouse that will eventually dominate the market.