VWG announces 27% increase in EV sales

The Volkswagen Group has announced that it has increased the sale of all-electric vehicle by 27% in the first half of the year.

Despite supply bottlenecks, a temporary stop of production in Europe and Covid-related lockdowns in China, 217,100 BEVs have been handed over to customers in the first six months of 2022, up from 170,900 in the same period last year.

The BEV share of total deliveries reached a level of 5.6%, up from 3.4 percent in the first half of 2021. The biggest growth driver was China with 63,500 BEVs – a more than three-fold increase versus the prior-year period.

However, in terms of regional sales, Europe was still clearly in the lead, with 128,800 vehicles in the first six months.

China was second with 63,500 deliveries while 17,000 BEVs were sold in America.

In terms of models, the Volkswagen ID.4/ID.5 was the most popular seller with 66,800 units, followed by the Volkswagen ID.3 (26,000), the Audi e-tron (24,700), and the ŠKODA Enyaq iV (22,200).