Are you ready for the electric revolution? Because it seems like Volkswagen Group is. The German automaker has just announced that it increased its deliveries of all-electric vehicles by around 50 percent in the first half of 2023, compared to the same period last year. That’s impressive!
According to the company’s press release, Volkswagen Group delivered more than 400,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) worldwide from January to June 2023, up from 266,000 in the first half of 2022. That means that BEVs accounted for about 10 percent of the group’s total sales volume in the first six months of this year.
Leading the way in Europe and China
Volkswagen Group is not only growing its electric car sales but also its market share. The company claims that it is the clear market leader in BEVs in Europe, with a share of over 25 percent. In China, the world’s largest auto market, Volkswagen Group increased its BEV deliveries by more than 60 percent, reaching a share of over 10 percent.
The group’s success in electric mobility is driven by its diverse portfolio of brands and models. Volkswagen Group offers more than 40 BEV models across its 12 brands, ranging from affordable compact cars like the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 to premium sedans like the Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan, to spacious SUVs like the Skoda Enyaq and SEAT Cupra Born.
Investing in innovation and infrastructure
Volkswagen Group is not resting on its laurels, though. The company is investing heavily in innovation and infrastructure to support its ambitious goal of becoming the global leader in electric mobility by 2025. The group plans to launch more than 70 new BEV models by 2030, covering all segments and customer needs.
To achieve this, Volkswagen Group is developing its own battery technology and production capacity and expanding its charging network and services. The company aims to reduce the cost and complexity of batteries by up to 50 percent by 2030, using a unified cell design and scalable platforms. The company also intends to operate more than 18,000 public fast-charging points in Europe by 2025 as part of its joint venture with other automakers called IONITY.
A green future for Volkswagen Group
Volkswagen Group is not only committed to electrifying its vehicles but also to making them more sustainable and environmentally friendly. The company has set itself the target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. To do this, the company is working on reducing its carbon footprint across its entire value chain, from raw materials to production to recycling.
One example of this is the Volkswagen ID.3 model, which is produced with 100 percent renewable energy at the Zwickau plant in Germany. Another example is the Audi e-tron GT model, which uses recycled materials such as fishing nets and PET bottles for its interior fabrics. The company also offers customers the option of using green electricity from renewable sources for charging their electric vehicles.
What do you think?
Are you impressed by Volkswagen Group’s performance in electric car sales? Can they achieve their goal of becoming the global leader by 2025? What do you think of their products and initiatives? Stay safe and happy driving!