The Volkswagen Group introduced at present that, regardless of persevering with provide chain disruptions, it managed to promote 65 p.c extra electrical autos within the first three months of 2022 than it did in the identical interval in 2021.
Gross sales have been led by the ID.4, of which VW offered 30,300. Out of a complete of 99,100 EVs offered globally, the crossover made up 30.5 p.c of all-electric gross sales for the entire automaking large’s manufacturers.
It was adopted by the VW ID.3, of which it offered 13,000; the Audi Q4 e-tron, of which 10,700 have been offered; the Audi e-tron, with 10,300 gross sales; and the Porsche Taycan, of which 9,500 have been offered in all.
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As that knowledge suggests, the Volkswagen model was the group’s best-seller by quantity, delivering 53,400 EVs around the globe in Q1, 2022. It was adopted by Audi (24,200), Porsche (9,500), Skoda (8,800), and SEAT/CUPRA (2,200).
The group was strongest in its residence market, Europe, the place it offered a complete of 58,400 EVs between January and March 2022. Though that was a powerful enhance of 33.5 p.c over the identical interval in 2021, it was the fastest-growing market.
Simply 28,800 Volkswagen Group EVs have been offered in China within the final three months, however that was a exceptional 360.5 p.c greater than the 6,200 it managed to ship there final yr. China is the world’s largest automotive market and a significant purchaser of EVs, making it an essential nation for all automotive producers.
Gross sales of EVs within the U.S., in the meantime, have been rather less spectacular. The group managed to promote simply 7,900 electrical autos within the American market, the place the entire high 5 best-selling group autos are supplied. That did, nevertheless, mark a rise of 16.2 p.c in gross sales. The automaker will quickly begin making electric vehicles in the U.S., which can speed up gross sales.