21 October 2021
Thanks to a significant market recovery in China, Volkswagen has reported doubling deliveries of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in Q3-2021, despite semiconductor shortages, writes ILM.
Deliveries were up to 122,100 in the third quarter, 109% up on 2020, with the share of total global deliveries rising to more than 6% for BEVs in the period.
The group saw 28,900 BEVs delivered to China in Q3, up from a total of 18,300 for the first half of the year.
Europe led the share of BEV deliveries by region for the year so far with 72%, while the U.S. sits at 9% of its global deliveries.
The top five BEV models in the nine-month period were:
• Volkswagen ID.4 with 72,700 units
• Volkswagen ID.3 with 52,700 units
• Audi e-tron (incl. Sportback) with 36,100 units
• Porsche Taycan (incl. Cross Turismo) with 28,600 units
• ŠKODA Enyaq iV with 28,200 units.