Volkswagen have announced that its global battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales grew by 23.6 per cent in 2022. The brand continues to make rapid progress with the transformation to emobility with around 330,000 units delivered worldwide.
This is good news considering the brand’s overall deliveries of all vehicles are slightly down on last year. Plus, it shows the appetite for electric cars from consumers is continuing to grow.
Imelda Labbé, Volkswagen Board Member for Sales, Marketing and After Sales said: “We achieved a solid sales result in 2022 despite persistent supply bottlenecks.
“The pronounced growth in BEV models confirms that with our attractive product portfolio, we are on the right track to becoming the most desirable brand for sustainable mobility.”
The roadmap is clear for Volkswagen, with the company stepping up the pace of its electric campaign with 10 new electric models by 2026. Volkswagen already has a broad portfolio of electric models. By 2026, the brand will have the right product in every segment, from the entry-level electric car with a target price of under €25,000 to the new flagship ID.7 electric saloon.
ID.4: Volkswagen’s Top Seller
Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. models have received a positive response on global automotive markets. With around 170,000 units delivered to customers in 2022, the ID.4 is the Volkswagen Group’s top electric world car.
In China, the company’s largest sales market, Volkswagen more than doubled deliveries of the all-electric models from the ID. family. This includes 143,100 ID.3, ID.4 and ID.6models being handed over to customers in 2022. This is up 102.9 per cent for the year.
There was also a major boost in sales in North America. In total, the company delivered 22,700 ID.4 (+27.7 per cent) in the region. With deliveries of around 8,900 units, the ID.4 was the bestselling car in Sweden across all drive types. That makes an ID. model the top-selling car in Sweden for the third year in a row (2020: ID.3; 2021: ID.4).
Electric Mobility Campaign
Volkswagen has already reached the first milestone in its electric mobility campaign. Since the first ID.3 was handed over to a customer in September 2020, Volkswagen has delivered more than 580,000 models from the ID. family worldwide.
The technical basis for the ID. models is the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform. Last week, Volkswagen showcased the latest addition to the ID. family, a specially camouflaged ID.7, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. With the saloon, Volkswagen is expanding its electric portfolio into the upper middle-class high-volume segment.