VWG sees EV sales surge 45%

The Volkswagen Group has announced that sales of all-electric model increased by 45% in the first nine months of the year.

In total, it sold 531,500 zero emission vehicles around the world, which represents 7.9% of all deliveries.

This is up from 6.1% in the first nine months of 2022.

In the third quarter alone, the BEV share climbed to nine per cent compared to 6.8% one year ago.

The majority of EV sales were in Europe, which saw an increase of 61% to 341,100 vehicles, while BEV deliveries jumped 74% to 50,300 units in the USA and four per cent to 117,100 units in China.

The most successful BEV models in the first nine months of 2023 were the Volkswagen ID.4/ID.5, with 162,100 sales, the Volkswagen ID.3 (90,500), the Audi Q4 e-tron (77,900), the ŠKODA Enyaq iV (54,400), the CUPRA Born (32,300), and the Audi Q8 e-tron (21,800).