In 2022, Audi significantly increased deliveries of all-electric cars, with an increase of around 44 per cent. The brand systematically continued its electrification strategy, thereby maintaining its course in a year characterised by global crises.
In total, Audi sold over 1.61 million vehicles last year, which was close to the previous year’s level despite prolonged supply bottlenecks and major challenges in the logistics chain. Audi beat 2021’s results in Europe, Germany and more core markets.
Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG, said: “The strong numbers for the all-electric models show us that our clear focus on electric mobility is the right path.”
Overall, Audi delivered 118,196 electric vehicles (EVs) to customers last year which is a 44.3 per cent increase over 2021. This is an impressive figure and shows that demand for electric cars continues to increase as the transition to zero emission vehicles picks up pace.
The high demand for the all-electric models Audi Q4 e-tron, Audi e-tron GT quattro and Audi e-tron affirms the company’s clear decision in favour of an all-electric future. This will increase Audi’s momentum on its path toward becoming a sustainable premium mobility supplier.
The new Audi Q8 e-tron is already waiting in the wings and continues the Audi e-tron’s success story as an electric pioneer. The model has already received many preorders ahead of its market launch in the spring of 2023. Starting in 2026, Audi will only introduce all-electric cars to the global market.
Wortmann added: “In a challenging and dynamic environment, our global team once again proved its resilience in 2022. Thanks to extraordinary team spirit, operational excellence and effective sales control, we were able to close out the business year successfully.”
With 624,498 cars delivered in Europe, Audi was able to increase sales by 1.2 per cent over 2021. All-electric models saw increased demand here too, particularly the Audi Q4 e-tron (+99.4%), Audi e-tron GT1 (+29.2%), and the Audi e-tron (+8.5%).
Sales in Germany were a particularly strong contributor to the positive trends in Europe (214,678 vehicles/+18.7%). A significant increase in fully electric model deliveries (+87.8 %) made up a large portion of those.
Demand for all-electric Audi models was as high as ever in the US in 2022. That is evident from the record 16,177 vehicle sales, an increase of 47.3 per cent over 2021. There were 10,397 Audi e-tron sales alone, marking an increase of 7.2 per cent.
Since the launch of the Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, Audi has the largest portfolio of electric cars in the market. Due to logistics and supply bottlenecks, the total number of vehicles delivered in the US was 186,875. This is slightly below the previous year at minus 4.7 per cent, however, customer demand continues to be high.
The company delivered a total of 642,548 cars in China, which is 8.4 per cent fewer than the previous year. The decline was due to the ongoing supply bottlenecks, particularly in semiconductors, as well as production limitations due to COVID-19.
The number of fully electric models that were delivered increased by 9,8 per cent. In 2022, the company successfully grew its electric portfolio in China with the new Audi Q5 e-tron Roadjet, the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Audi RS e-tron GT2. Further increases were achieved by the Audi A3 (+ 10.0%), Audi A4 (+14.9%), and Audi Q5 (+4.5%).
Demand for fully electric models in further markets around the world increased by 90.2 per cent. In total, Audi delivered a total of 160,310 cars (-3.5%) in these markets.
Wortmann concluded: “Even though we’re still facing global economic challenges, we’re looking toward the future with confidence. That’s because we’re going into 2023, during which we will accelerate the transformation together, with an attractive portfolio, a large number of orders and a highly motivated team.”
Back in December 2022, Audi announced that it is launching a new electric vehicle charging service with access to 400,000 charging points in 27 countries to support its move to an electric future.