Sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) from brands under the Volkswagen Group show a positive trend. In the first half of 2022, all brands under the Volkswagen Group have delivered 217,000 BEV to their customers.
The number is up from 170,900 BEV units during the same period last year. This means that their BEV shipments increased by 27% year over year (YoY).
Volkswagen Group said it was able to overcome supply chain constraints that affect the production of most of the world’s automotive manufacturers.
BEVs of the entire Volkswagen Group now accounted for 5.6% of the automaker’s total sales in the first half of the year, up from 3.4% in the first half of 2021.
Of all the BEVs produced by Volkswagen Group brands, the most popular are ID.4 (66,800), followed by ID.3 (26,000), Audi e-tron (24,700), SKODA Enyaq iV (22,200 units), Porsche Taycan ( 18,900 units), and the Audi Q4 e-tron (18,200 units).
BMW said the number is expected to continue to increase in the second half of this year given the high consumer demand for BEVs.
“We managed to continue our electric ramp-up despite challenging conditions, especially in the second quarter. Demand continues to be strong and we expect the supply situation to improve in the second half of the year. June BEV shipments are showing a clear upward trend to Q4 2021 monthly levels. We are working intensively to reduce high order banks and delivery times for our customers and are committed to achieving our goal of a 7 to 8 percent BEV share for the full year,” said Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Group Sales Board.
Europe is still the largest market for Volkswagen Group-produced BEVs with a total of 128,800 BEVs shipped. The Chinese market accounted for 63,500 BEV shipments, an increase of 247% from the first half of 2021. In the US market, the Volkswagen Group had only 17,000 BEV shipments in the first half of this year.
VW CEO Herbert Diess hopes the number of BEVs delivered by the Volkswagen Group can overtake Tesla and become the global electric vehicle leader by 2025. In the first half of 2022 Tesla will ship 564,743 electric cars.