Volkswagen Group’s BEV sales jump 48% to 321,600 units in first-half 2023

In Europe, the Group is the market leader in the BEV segment and gained market share, with deliveries rising by 68% to 217,100 vehicles; order bank in Western Europe at around 200,000 BEVs

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Volkswagen Group’s BEV sales jump 48% to 321,600 units in first-half 2023

The Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries of all-electric vehicles (BEVs) by 48% year-on-year to 321,600 vehicles in the first half of the year.  The BEV share of total deliveries rose to 7.4%, up from 5.6% in the first six months of CY2022.

Around 68% of the Group's BEV deliveries were in its home region of Europe, followed by China with 19 percent and the USA with nine percent. Four percent went to other markets.

The Group achieved the highest growth in Europe, where deliveries rose by 68% to 217,100 BEVs. Here, the Volkswagen Group is the market leader and gained market share. Significantly more customers of a Group brand took delivery of their all-electric vehicles in the USA, too. The increase here was 76% to 29,800 vehicles.

In China, deliveries were around two percent below the previous year's level at 62,400 BEVs in a particularly competitive market environment. Recently, however, the trend here has also been positive. Following a lower first quarter, 18 % more BEVs were handed over to customers in the world's largest automotive market in the second quarter than in the prior-year period. Worldwide, the increase in the second quarter was 53% to 180,600 vehicles (118,000), and the BEV share of total deliveries rose to 7.7% (6.0) in this period.

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 164,800 vehicles by the end of June, slightly more than half of all BEVs in the Group. It was followed by Audi with 75,600 vehicles (group share 24%), Skoda with 31,300 vehicles (group share 10%), SEAT/Cupra with 18,900 vehicles (group share 6%), Porsche with 18,000 vehicles (group share 6%) and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with 12,300 vehicles (group share 4%).

The best-selling BEV models in the first half of 2023 were:

Volkswagen ID.4/ID.5: 101,200 units
Volkswagen ID.3: 49,800 units
Audi Q4 e-tron (incl. Sportback): 48,000 units
Skoda Enyaq iV (incl. Coupé): 31,300 units
Audi Q8 e-tron (incl. Sportback): 19,500 units

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