Audi have announced that deliveries of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) increased by 66.2 percent during the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year. During the first quarter the German carmaker delivered 390,826 cars to customers, with electric vehicles (EVs) accounting for 24,236 of them. This is 6.3 percent of the company’s sales.
This is impressive given the current climate with the period being marked by ongoing bottlenecks in semiconductor supply, war in Ukraine, and renewed lockdowns in China.
The Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron models accounted for 10,700 of the registrations, with the Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback and S-variants of these seeing 10,300 registrations. Audi’s e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT made up the rest of the brand’s sales during the period.
Jürgen Rittersberger, Member of the Board of Management for Finance and Legal Affairs at AUDI AG, said: “The Audi Group and its brands Audi, Lamborghini, Ducati, and Bentley are decisively responding to current challenges.
“The keys to this include synergies across the group, our disciplined approach to fixed costs, and our strong brand positioning. The key financial figures for the first quarter confirm that we are on the right course.”
These sales reinforce the company’s clear commitment to electric mobility. Based on plans approved at the end of 2021, Audi will spend about €18 billion (£15 billion/$21 billion) on electrification and hybridisation between 2022 and 2026. With total investments of around €37 billion (£31 billion/$42 billion), that means that almost half will go toward these two forward-looking fields.
Audi also announced last year that from the beginning of 2026, the company will only release new models onto the global market that are powered purely by electricity.