Volkswagen double deliveries of pure electric vehicles despite semiconductor shortage

The Volkswagen Group successfully continued its global electric offensive in the third quarter of 2021 despite a shortage of semiconductors.

122,100 BEVs were delivered to customers from July to September, an increase of 109 percent compared with the prior-year quarter.

A total of 293,100 BEVs were delivered worldwide by the end of September, more than twice as many as in the prior-year period, an uplift of 138 percent.

There also continued to be strong demand for vehicles with a plug-in hybrid drive (PHEVs). A total of 246.000 PHEVs were delivered in the first nine months, more than twice as many as in the prior- year period (+133 percent).

In terms of BEV deliveries by region, Europe was still clearly in the lead, with 209,800 vehicles. The Group was the market leader here, accounting for a BEV market share of around 26 percent. In the USA, the Group delivered 27,300 BEVs, which corresponded to 9 percent of its global BEV deliveries.

This gave the Group a market share of around 8 percent in the all-electric vehicle segment, putting it in the number two position. In China, 47,200 BEVs were delivered by the end of September; this represents 16 percent of the Group’s global BEV deliveries. In the third quarter, the accelerated market ramp-up meant that China accounted for a share of 24 percent.

Christian Dahlheim: “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.”

By the end of September, the core brand Volkswagen delivered 167,800 BEVs to customers (share of 57 percent). This was followed by Audi with 52,800 vehicles, ŠKODA with 32,100 vehicles, Porsche with 28,600 vehicles and SEAT with 8,800 vehicles.

The top 5 BEV models in the nine-month period were:

  • Volkswagen ID.4 72,700 units
  • Volkswagen ID.3 52,700 units
  • Audi e-tron (incl. Sportback) 36,100 units
  • Porsche Taycan (incl. Cross Turismo) 28,600 units
  • ŠKODA Enyaq iV 28,200 units
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