The Volkswagen Group has detailed the total number of units of its electric cars that all its firms have achieved at the end of the first quarter. The German consortium, which among all its brands has an already extensive range of models, announces that during the first three months of the year they have managed to deliver almost 100,000 electric cars worldwide.
More specifically, the Volkswagen Group claims to have delivered a total of 99,100 electric cars between January and March of this same year, a substantial jump with respect to the 66,000 units of the last exercise at the same time. But the most convincing figure is the portfolio of reserves that the group brings together among all its brands, since as announced, only in Europe its electric cars have more than 300,000 firm orders.
If the almost 100,000 sales of electric cars of the Volkswagen Group are analyzed, Europe remains the most important market for the consortium, ahead of the United States and China. Have been 58,400 units those that Volkswagen has put on the streets of our continent in these first three months of the year, which represents 59% of the total). In the US, for its part, the German group delivered 7,900 electric vehicles to customers, a substantially lower figure that corresponds to 8% of the total.
Beyond the bulk that the Volkswagen Group wants to echo, the sales figures bring a second positive aspect on which the German Group has been fighting since the ID.3 was launched on the market, since lhe sales in China of its electric cars did not finish taking off, and now they have skyrocketed compared to last year, reaching four times their number. By the end of March, they had been delivered in China, implying that the number of deliveries in the first quarter of 2021 has multiplied by more than four, representing 29% of global deliveries.
Breaking down sales by brand, until the end of March the main brand, Volkswagen, was the one that delivered the most electricity, with 53,400 cars already in the hands of customers, with a share of the total of 54%). The second firm with the most deliveries behind it in 2022 is Audi, with 24,200 deliveries and a 24% share; the third, Porsche, with 9,500 units (and a 10% share); the fourth, ŠKODA, with 8,800 vehicles delivered and a 9% share; and finally the Spanish SEAT/CUPRA, with 2,200 vehicles and a 2% share.
Looking at particular models, the Volkswagen Group has also highlighted which have been the best-selling models in this first quarter of 2022, with the Volkswagen ID.4, Volkswagen ID.3, Audi Q4 e-tron and Porsche Taycan as the electric cars best sellers globally. Respectively, each of them has achieved a total of 30,300, 13,000, 10,700, 10,300 and 9,500 units.
The Volkswagen Group shows that there is still room for traditional firms in the competitive world of electric cars, in which there are many new and disruptive companies (such as Tesla, Lucid or Rivian) and Chinese manufacturers with a superlative budget, such as BYD itself, which days ago it announced a total of more than 100,000 electric and plug-in hybrid cars marketed during the first quarter of this year.