- Average CO2 emissions of the new passenger car fleet in the EU around 2 percent better than target last year at 118.5 g/km
- Share of electrified vehicles up significantly to 17.2 percent; Volkswagen Group is the clear BEV market leader in Europe
- Christian Dahlheim, Head of Group Sales: “Nearly one in five vehicles delivered in Europe last year was electrified, and more than half of these were all-electric. This helped us to further reduce CO2 fleet emissions and fulfil the EU target. We were also able to inspire many new customers for e-mobility.”
Volkswagen Group drives forward decarbonization and overfulfils the EU’s CO2 fleet target
Volkswagen has made significant progress in decarbonizing its vehicle fleet on its path to becoming a sustainable, software-centric mobility group. In 2021, 472,300 electrified vehicles were delivered in the EU including Norway and Iceland, 64 percent more than in the previous year. The proportion of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) rose to 17.2 percent of total deliveries (2020: 10.1 percent). The Group is thus the clear market leader in the BEV segment in Europe, accounting for a market share of around 25 percent. Based on preliminary figures, the Group achieved average CO2 emissions of 118.5 g/km in 2021 for its new passenger car fleet in the EU, which is around 2 percent below the legal target. The final confirmation by the EU Commission is to follow at a later date. The emissions of Bentley and Lamborghini are measured individually, which is why they are not included in this figure.