The automaker has increased its Electric Vehicles deliveries by 65% in the First Quarter of 2022.
The Volkswagen Group has increased its deliveries of fully EVs by 65% in the First Quarter of the year. Although there are supply delays on semiconductors and wiring harnesses, the group was able to deliver 99,100 BEVs to their customers by the end of March. Last year the global deliveries for 1st quarter were only 60,000 units, which shows that it has surged this year.
The group said that Europe leads in BEV deliveries with 58,400 vehicles and 7,900 in America. Due to the high demand for EVs, the group considers itself well-positioned for the current year.
Hildegard Wortmann, Group Executive Board member responsible for sales, stated, “The demand for our all-electric vehicles is very high worldwide, and our order books are accordingly well filled. The increase in BEV deliveries would have been significantly higher without the current supply bottlenecks,” she also added that “In the course of the year, we expect additional tailwind from further beautiful models and a gradual improvement in the semiconductor situation. For the year, we continue to have our sights firmly set on a BEV share of 7 to 8 per cent.”
Volkswagen accounted for the most e-vehicle registrations for the First quarter of 2022 with 53,400 BEVS, followed by the Audi brand with 24,200 vehicles, Porsche with 9,500 vehicles, Skoda with 8,800 vehicles, and Seat / Cupra with 2,200 vehicles.