VW Group reports 217,100 pure EVs delivered in H1 2022, up 27% year-on-year

Volkswagen all-electric vehicle deliveries increased by 28% YOY
In first half of 2022 the automaker delivered 217,100 BEVs

Volkswagen Group increased its all-electric vehicle sales by 27% in 2022 compared to last year’s half-yearly sales. Despite the supply chain constraints and other challenges, the delivery numbers are increasing. There was also a temporary stop of production in one of its Europe factories and a stop in China due to COVID restrictions. The company delivered 217,000 BEVs in the first half of 2022. Last year for the same period, it was 170,900 units.

VW Group reports 217,100 pure EVs delivered in H1 2022, up 27% year-on-year
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The total share of the BEV reaches 5.6%, up from 3.4% in the first half of 2021. The biggest growth driver was China with 63,500 BEVs—a more than three-fold increase versus the prior-year period. In terms of BEV deliveries by region, Europe was still clearly in the lead, with 128,800 vehicles (share of Group total: 59%) in the first six months. The second biggest BEV market for the Group was China with 63,500 deliveries (29%). The USA corresponded to 8% of the Group’s global BEV deliveries with 17,000 vehicles.

By the end of June, the core brand Volkswagen delivered 115,900 BEVs to customers (share of Group total: 53%). This was followed by Audi with 50,000 vehicles (23%), ŠKODA with 22,200 vehicles (10%), Porsche with 18,900 vehicles (9%), and SEAT/CUPRA with 8,300 vehicles (4%). The top-selling BEV models in the first half of this year include ID.4/ID.5 with 66,8000 units. The second highest delivery is ID.3 with 26,000 units. Later these are followed by Audi e-Tron and SKODA Enyaq, Porsche Taycan.

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Hildegard Wortmann, Group Board Member Sales said, “We successfully continued our electric ramp-up despite challenging conditions, especially in the second quarter. Demand continues to be strong and we expect an improving supply situation in the second half of the year. June BEV deliveries showed a clear upward trend already to the monthly levels of Q4 2021. We are working intensively to reduce the high order bank and the delivery times for our customers and are committed to our goal of a BEV share of 7 to 8 percent for the full year.”

VWs’ biggest market by far remains Europe where 128,800 BEVs were delivered. The next closest was China with 63,500 BEV deliveries, a massive 247% increase from the first half of 2021. VW still has a long way to go to make inroads in the United States, with just 17,000 deliveries from January to June.

Volkswagen also has a long way to go to catch Tesla. VW CEO Herbert Diess is hoping his company will be able to overtake Tesla and become the global electric vehicle (EV) sales leader by 2025. In the first half of 2022, Tesla delivered 564,743 all-electric cars.