- Transformation underway: 452,900 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) handed over to customers (+96 percent vs. 2020), Group clearly the BEV market leader in Europe and number two in the USA, BEV volume in China up more than fourfold at 92,700 units
- Semiconductor shortages led to a slight overall decrease in global deliveries of 4.5 percent year-on-year to 8.9 million vehicles despite full order books
Volkswagen Group on course for NEW AUTO: deliveries of battery-electric vehicles doubled in 2021
Volkswagen drove forward its transformation into a sustainable, software-centric mobility group in the year now ended and approximately doubled its BEV deliveries year-on-year to 452,900 units. These now account for 5.1 percent of total deliveries, up from 2.5 percent in the previous year. The Group is the European market leader for battery-electric vehicles by a large margin and achieved the second-largest share of the key US market with about 7.5 percent. In China, 92,700 BEVs were delivered, more than four times the figure for 2020. Sales of plug-in hybrids worldwide also rose significantly to 309,500 units (+61 percent). In total, the Group delivered 8,882,000 vehicles to customers around the world. As forecast, the global semiconductor shortage led to a slight decrease of 4.5 percent versus 2020 despite high customer demand and full order books.