The Volkswagen Group handed over a total of 122,100 BEVs to customers in Q3 2021, more than twice as many as in the same quarter of the previous year. In China in particular, the market ramp-up accelerated significantly in Q3.
Specifically, 28,900 battery-electric cars were delivered in China between the beginning of July and the end of September, after only 18,300 electric vehicles went to customers in the entire first half of the year. The VW Group does not specify BEV deliveries for China by brand – but it stands to reason that a large part of the registrations are accounted for by the locally built MEB models. In Europe, 81,700 Group BEVs were delivered in Q3, and 8,800 vehicles in the US.
The BEV share of the Group’s global deliveries rose to more than six per cent in Q3. In the current year, the group has delivered 293,100 BEVs, an increase of 138 per cent compared to the same period last year – as Volkswagen points out despite the semiconductor shortage. The 293,100 BEVs were joined by 246,000 PHEV deliveries (+133 per cent).
By region, Europe leads the way in the current year: 209,800 BEVs or 72 per cent of all BEV deliveries by the Group were made here. Nine per cent or 27,300 units were delivered in the USA, and China accounted for 16 per cent of the Group’s BEV deliveries – specifically 47,200 e-vehicles. “As planned, we significantly accelerated the BEV market ramp-up in China in the third quarter, and we are on track to meeting our target for the year of delivering 80,000 to 100,000 vehicles of the ID. model family,” says Christian Dahlheim, Head of Group Sales. The rest of the world accounts for 8,800 e-cars.
Broken down by brand, the core brand Volkswagen leads the way with 167,800 BEVs – more than half of the Group’s deliveries of pure electric cars. Audi follows with 52,800 vehicles (share: 18 per cent), followed by Skoda with 32,100 BEVs (11 per cent), Porsche (28,600 electric cars, 10 per cent) and Seat with 8,800 vehicles (3 per cent).
In terms of models, the MEB SUV ID.4, designed as a world car, is unsurprisingly ahead. 72,700 units have been registered in Europe, the USA and China so far in 2021. It is followed by the ID.3, which is currently limited to Europe only, with 52,700 units, ahead of the Brussels-built Audi e-tron quattro (incl. Sportback) with 36,100 vehicles. The 28,600 EV registrations of the Porsche brand are of course all accounted for by the Taycan or its Cross Turismo derivative. In the VW-internal model ranking, the Skoda Enyaq iV comes in 5th place, with 28,200 units, the MEB model built in the Czech Republic is just behind the Taycan.
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