In 2021, the Volkswagen Group doubled battery-electric car sales worldwide with VW and Audi the leading brands, and the VW ID.4 the top-selling BEV model.
In 2021, the Volkswagen Group nearly doubled worldwide deliveries of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to 452,900 cars or 5.1 percent of global sales. Around two-thirds of the Volkswagen Group’s global electric car sales were in Europe in 2021 but growth was faster in China and the USA. Volkswagen Passenger Cars (VW), Audi, and Skoda were the leading electric car brands in the group although Porsche had very strong BEV sales too. The Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.3 were the best-selling electric car models of the group worldwide in 2021.
Volkswagen Group Global Battery-Electric Car Sales by Market in 2021
In 2021, the Volkswagen Group battery-electric vehicle deliveries by major sales market worldwide were:
|Volkswagen Group Battery-Electric Car Deliveries||2021||2020||% Change|
|Rest of world||12,700||5,400||+135.5|
In 2021, the Volkswagen Group nearly doubled worldwide deliveries of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to 452,900 cars or 5.1 percent of global sales. In 2021, the Volkswagen Group (including brands such as VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Porsche) worldwide car sales were down 4.5% to 8,882,000 vehicles.
The Volkswagen Group was the European market leader for battery-electric vehicles by a large margin and achieved the second-largest share of the key US market with about 7.5 percent. In China, 92,700 BEVs were delivered, more than four times the figure for 2020. Sales of plug-in hybrids worldwide also rose significantly to 309,500 units (+61 percent).
Volkswagen Group battery-electric deliveries in the regions developed as follows in 2021:
In Western Europe, 2,860,400 customers took possession of a Group brand vehicle (–2.7 percent) of which battery-electric vehicles accounted for 10.5 percent of sales in 2021 (2020: 6.2 percent). This makes the Group the clear BEV market leader in Europe. Demand for BEVs was even somewhat stronger in Germany, the Group’s home market, where battery-electric vehicles made up 11.4 percent of Group deliveries (2020: 5.9 percent).
In the USA, deliveries rose by 16.9 percent to 671,800 units. The Group tripled its BEV deliveries in the largest North American market year-on-year to 37,200 vehicles, making it the number two for battery-electric vehicles.
In the Asia-Pacific region, deliveries fell by 12.4 percent year-on-year to 3,610,600 units. China, the Group’s largest single market, was among the hardest hit by the semiconductor shortages. Here, deliveries were down by 14.1 percent to 3,304,800 units. The electric offensive also bore fruit in this region, leading to the strongest volume growth among Group BEVs, which rose more than fourfold to 92,700 vehicles.
Volkswagen Group Worldwide Electric Car Sales by Brand in 2021
In 2021, Volkswagen Group worldwide battery-electric car deliveries by brand were:
|Electric Car Sales by Brand||2021||2020||% Change|
|Volkswagen Passenger Cars (VW)||263,200||133,900||+96.5|
The Group’s top-selling battery-electric models in 2021 were (in units):
- Volkswagen ID.4 – 119,600
- Volkswagen ID.3 – 75,500
- Audi e-tron (incl. Sportback) – 49,200
- ŠKODA Enyaq iV 44,700
- Volkswagen e-up! – 41,400
- Porsche Taycan (incl. Turismo) – 41,300
Global Worldwide Car Sales by Brand in 2021 (Full Year)
Global worldwide sales by brand in 2021:
- Daihatsu (see Toyota)
- Gordon Murray Automotive
- Lexus (see Toyota)
- Toyota (including Lexus)
- Volkswagen (VW Brand)
- Volkswagen Group
- Volkswagen Group (Battery-Electric Cars)
“Sales” as reported by the various brands generally refer to deliveries and not necessarily sales to the customer or final registration. Terms and definitions may vary.