Volkswagen Group doubles BEV deliveries in third quarter

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 17 Oct 2021


The Volkswagen Group continues its global electric offensive in the third quarter of 2021. Despite a shortage of semiconductors, 122,100 BEVs were delivered to customers from July to September, an increase of 109 percent compared with the prior-year quarter.

The market ramp-up in China accelerated significantly in Q3, where 28,900 BEVs were delivered, compared with 18,300 in the first half of the year. The BEV share of total deliveries rose to more than 6 percent in Q3. A total of 293,100 BEVs were delivered worldwide by the end of September, more than twice as many as in the prior-year period (+138 percent). There also continued to be strong demand for vehicles with a plug-in hybrid drive (PHEVs). A total of 246.000 PHEVs were delivered in the first nine months, more than twice as many as in the prior-year period (+133 percent).

Europe leads the charge
In terms of BEV deliveries by region, Europe was still clearly in the lead, with 209,800 vehicles (share of 72 percent). The Group was the market leader here, accounting for a BEV market share of around 26 percent. In the USA, the Group delivered 27,300 BEVs, which corresponded to 9 percent of its global BEV deliveries. This gave the Group a market share of around 8 percent in the all-electric vehicle segment, putting it in the number two position. In China, 47,200 BEVs were delivered by the end of September; this represents 16 percent of the Group’s global BEV deliveries. In the third quarter, the accelerated market ramp-up meant that China accounted for a share of 24 percent.

By the end of September, the core brand Volkswagen delivered 167,800 BEVs to customers (57% share). It was followed by Audi with 52,800 vehicles (18% share), Skoda with 32,100 vehicles (11% share), Porsche with 28,600 vehicles (10% share) and SEAT with 8,800 vehicles (3% share).

The top 5 BEV models in the nine-month period were:
– Volkswagen ID.4: 72,700 units
– Volkswagen ID.3: 52,700 units
– Audi e-tron (incl. Sportback): 36,100 units
– Porsche Taycan (incl. Cross Turismo): 28,600 units
– Skoda Enyaq iV: 28,200 units