Volkswagen Group delivered 26 percent more all-electric vehicles in 2022
The Volkswagen Group has revealed significant progress in its electric transformation in 2022. Despite supply constraints and temporary production stops, 572,100 all-electric vehicles were handed over to customers around the globe, as per the company's figures.
The BEV share of total deliveries has reached 6.9 percent, up from 5.1 percent from 2021. The VW Group claims to be the BEV market leader in Europe, and fourth position in the United States. The strongest increase came from China - the single largest market for the VW group - where BEV deliveries were up by 68 percent y-o-y.
Due to various supply-side challenges, overall global deliveries were down 7 percent on prior year to 8.3 million vehicles. In the second half of 2022, a slightly improved supply situation led to an increase of deliveries of 12 percent y-o-y. However, this could not make up for the losses of 22 percent y-o-y in the first half year. The Group's order bank remains on a high level of 1.8 million vehicles in Western Europe alone, thereof 310,000 BEVs.
Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Extended Executive Committee for Sales, said: "Our brands have shown a decent performance regarding deliveries in a very challenging environment last year. I am particularly pleased that our electric transformation gained further traction across the brands and that we reached our target share of around 7 to 8 percent for all-electric vehicles despite these headwinds".
He further added, "The high order bank is a clear proof that customers love our entire strong product portfolio. That gives us confidence for 2023 despite weakening macroeconomics and ongoing supply shortages. The latter are expected to improve step by step in the course of the year."
The VW Group's best-selling BEVs in 2022 was Volkswagen ID.4 with 193,200 units, followed by Volkswagen ID.3 (76,600 units), ŠKODA Enyaq iV (53,700 units), Audi Q4 e-tron (52,800 units), Audi e-tron (51,200 units), Volkswagen ID.6 (37,400 units), Porsche Taycan (34,800 units), and CUPRA Born with 31,400 unit sales.