In 2022, worldwide battery-electric car sales by all brands of the Volkswagen Group increased globally by 26%.
In the full-year 2022, fully electric car sales of all brands in the Volkswagen Group increased worldwide by 26%. Volkswagen-branded battery-electric vehicle sales increased by 24% to 325,100 cars worldwide. Porsche electric car sales contracted by 16% but all other major brands in the manufacturing conglomerate increased including Audi, Skoda, and Seat. Continued component shortages and temporary shutdowns put a strain on production in 2022 but Volkswagen starts 2023 with the claim to have back orders of 310,000 electric cars for the European region alone. China was the largest single-country market for electric cars of the Volkswagen Group in 2022.
Worldwide Volkswagen Group Battery-Electric Vehicle Sales per Market in 2022
In 2022, the global battery-electric vehicle sales of all the car brands in the Volkswagen Group were as follows in major markets and countries:
In 2022, the combined Volkswagen Group brands sold 572,100 all-electric vehicles worldwide. Compared to 2021, this is an increase of 26 percent. The BEV share of total deliveries thus reached 6.9 percent, up from 5.1 percent a year earlier. Supply constraints and temporary production stops were largely blamed for the somewhat disappointing growth in the share of BEVs and the 7% contraction in all Volkswagen Group sales worldwide in 2022.
The Volkswagen Group remains the BEV market leader in its home market of Europe and reached the fourth position in this segment in the United States. China was the biggest contributor to the Group’s global BEV increase with deliveries up by 68 percent to 155,700 units.
However, worldwide the entire Volkswagen Group sold fewer than half the number of electric cars than Tesla.
Worldwide Electric Car Sales by Volkswagen Group Brand in 2022
In full-year 2022, the worldwide battery-electric car sales by the various brands in the Volkswagen Group were as follows:
Although Porsche had the largest percentage of electric cars in its sales mix, the number of battery-electric cars sold worldwide by Porsche in 2022 was lower than in 2021.
A shortage in components, especially semiconductors, led to production problems for most brands in the world in 2022. Volkswagen brand seemed to have suffered particularly with sales of battery-electric cars increasing by less than a quarter despite high demand and frustrated customers waiting for car deliveries.
The Volkswagen Group claims to have an order bank of 310,000 battery-electric vehicles for Europe alone at the start of 2023 — almost as many as VW managed to sell worldwide in 2022.
Best-Selling Volkswagen Group Electric Car Models Worldwide in 2022
Worldwide, the best-selling Volkswagen battery-electric vehicles in 2022 were:
- Volkswagen ID.4/ID.5 — 193,200
- Volkswagen ID.3 — 76,600
- ŠKODA Enyaq iV (incl. Coupé) — 53,700
- Audi Q4 e-tron (incl. Sportback) — 52,800
- Audi e-tron (incl. Sportback) — 51,200
- Volkswagen ID.6 — 37,400
- Porsche Taycan (incl. Turismo) — 34,800
- CUPRA Born — 31,400
Electric Car Sales Outlook
The share of BEVs for the Volkswagen Group increased from 2.5 percent in 2020 to 5.1 percent in 2021 and then to 6.9 percent in 2022. In the course of 2022, additional sites in Emden, Hanover, and Chattanooga started to produce BEVs. This year, the Group headquarters in Wolfsburg will follow. Therefore, the Group aims to reach a level of BEV deliveries of around 11 percent in 2023. This will be the base to achieve the medium-term goal of around 20 percent in 2025. By 2030, every second Group vehicle delivered globally is expected to be all-electric.
Global Worldwide Car Sales by Brand in 2022 (Full Year)
Global worldwide sales by brand in 2022:
- Volkswagen Group (including Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Seat / Cupra, Porsche, Skoda, VW)
- Volkswagen Group Electric Car Sales
NOTE: “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. All statistics are provided by respective car manufacturers unless clearly stated otherwise.