Last year, Volkswagen delivered more electric vehicles worldwide than ever before, handing over more than 212,000 electrified cars in total (a 158% increase from 2019). This figure also includes nearly 134,000 battery electric vehicles (a 197% increase from 2019).
Volkswagen launched nine new electric and plug-in hybrid models in 2020. This brought the share of battery electric and hybrid vehicles in Europe up to 12.4% of the brand’s total deliveries – after 2.3% in 2019.
The ID.3 was also the most frequently delivered battery electric vehicle in Finland, Slovenia and Norway in December. In Sweden, the ID.3 was actually the top-selling car in December 2020 in absolute numbers – regardless of the type of drive.
In the Netherlands and Germany, Volkswagen managed to leap to the number one spot in all-electric vehicles in 2020. The brand had a market share of 23.8% in Germany in the battery electric vehicle market and 23% in the Netherlands.
A breakthrough of electric mobility was also evident in the German fleet market, where the share of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles ordered increased to around 22%, up from around 2% in 2018 and some 5% in 2019.
Volkswagen’s second all-electric model, the ID.4, is being successively launched.