Volkswagen was significantly affected by the various challenges in 2020, which resulted in a 15% drop in passenger car sales year-over-year to 5,328,000 (globally). However, the plug-in segment, in particular, is booming!
The German manufacturer reports that it tripled all-electric car sales to 134,000, and more than doubled plug-in hybrid car sales to 78,000. In total, more than 212,000 plug-in cars were delivered during 2020 (up 158% year-over-year).
It’s a very impressive outcome and really nice to see that 2.5% of Volkswagen car sales are all-electric. With plug-in hybrids (1.5%), the share jumps to nearly 4.0%.
- BEVs: about 134,000 (up 197% year-over-year) and 2.5% of the total volume
- PHEVs: about 78,000 (up 111% year-over-year) and 1.5% of the total volume
- Total: over 212,000 (up 158% year-over-year) and 4.0% of the total volume
During the year, Volkswagen launched nine new plug-in models on the market. Together with hybrids, sales of xEVs (BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs) accounted for 12.4% of the total volume (compared to 2.3% in 2019).
Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars said:
“2020 was a turning point for Volkswagen and marked a breakthrough in electric mobility. We are well on track to achieve our aim of becoming the market leader in battery electric vehicles. More than any other company, we stand for attractive and affordable e-mobility.”