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Volkswagen increases sales of electric cars by 42% in the first quarter

The Volkswagen Group has presented the results of the first quarter of the year, where it has indicated the sale of up to 141,000 battery electric cars. A figure that represents a growth of 42% compared to the same period last year.

This assumes that 100% electric (BEV) models accounted for 6.9% of the total sales of the German group (include all its brands) in the first quarter of 2023. This figure represents an advance compared to the 5.2% achieved during the first quarter of 2022.

Among the keys to these figures are the good sales figures in Europewhich is the core of deliveries and where these have increased by 68%, reaching 98,300 units. This figure represents a growth of 68.1% year-on-year, and 70% of the brand’s electric car deliveries globally.

Something that has made it possible to slightly offset the lower growth in other markets, and that could have been even better if the production capacity had accompanied a waiting list that Volkswagen indicates reaches 260,000 units.

The pending subjects for Volkswagen are mainly China, the second largest market for Volkswagen electric cars, and where 21,500 units were delivered between January and March in the first quarter, representing a decrease of 25.4%. For his part, in USAVW delivered approximately 15,700 units, 98% more than the previous year, but occupying only 11% of total electric car sales.

By models, the ID.4/ID.5 They have been by far the most popular with 41,900 units (+38.2%). For its part, the compact ID.3 it has remained at 23,600 units (+81.5%). The Audi Q4 e-tron/ Sportback has been placed in third place with 21,300 units sold (+99%). Rounding out the top five were the SKODA Enyaq iV with 12,400 units delivered (+40.9%) and the Audi e-tron/Q8 e-tron with 9,700 units delivered.

For its part, Porsche has recorded a small decrease of 3.16%, with the 9,200 units delivered by the Taycan that seems to have reached a ceiling in terms of production capacity.

Source | vw

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