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This article was published on July 21, 2021

Volkswagen Group NEARLY TRIPL3D its EV deliveries this year

And expects an even bigger increase in the second half of 2021

Volkswagen Group NEARLY TRIPL3D its EV deliveries this year
Ioanna Lykiardopoulou
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Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives. Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives.

Well, you read the title.

It’s clear that the Volkswagen Group has continued to gain momentum with its electric offensive in the first half of 2021.

Up to the end of June, a total of 170,939 BEV models were delivered worldwide, which works out to an increase of 165.2% compared to the same period of 2020 (64,462 units). This means that nearly thrice as many electric vehicles were sold.

Interestingly, BEV deliveries nearly doubled also between the first and the second quarter of 2021: from 59,948 units in Q1 to 110,991 units in Q2.

Deliveries per region

Volkswagen Group’s worldwide deliveries were distributed as follows:

  • 74.9% in Europe (128,078 vehicles)
  • 10.8% in the USA (18,514 vehicles)
  • 10.7% in China (18,285 vehicles)

As per the company, two aspects are notable here.

Firstly, the Group was the leader in its home market of Europe, with a share of about 26% of the total BEV deliveries.

Secondly, in the USA, the Group achieved a higher market share in the electric vehicle segment, at about 9%, than in the overall market including internal combustion engine vehicles. 

Deliveries per sub-brand

Slightly more than half (54.3%) of the worldwide BEV deliveries bore the logo of the core Volkswagen brand, which handed over 92,859 vehicles to customers.

Audi and Porsche followed with 19.2% (32,775 vehicles) and 11.6% (19,822 vehicles), respectively. Škoda came in with 10.4% with 17,697 units, and SEAT accounted for 3.6% with 6,172 BEVs.

The top five BEV models 

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