Volkswagen Global Sales Slump but Surge in BEVs

Volkswagen says its sales of BEV models has increased by nearly a quarter year-on-year clocking up 330,000 units world-wide.

The automaker says sales grew by 23.6% while its deliveries of all powertrain types were slightly down by 6.8% on the previous year owing to supply chain restriction. The order backlog remains very high rising 18% with around 640,000 European orders for its models across all fuel types.

Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. models saw around 170,000 units delivered to customers in 2022 with the ID.4 is the Volkswagen’s top electric world car. In China, the company’s largest sales market, deliveries of the all-electric models from the ID. Family more than doubled at 102.9% with:143,100 ID.33, ID.4 and ID.64 were handed over to customers.

North America, too, saw a 27.7% rise with 22,700 ID.4 models delivered in the region.

Imelda Labbé, 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.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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