Volkswagen BEVs up 45% in 2023

The Volkswagen Group has continued its transformation to being an all-electric vehicle manufacturer in the first nine months of 2023.

All-electric deliveries increased by 45% to 531,500 vehicles globally, raising the battery-electric vehicles (BEV) share of total deliveries to 7.9% after 6.1% in the prior year period. In the third quarter alone, the BEV share climbed to 9% compared to 6.8% one year ago.

From January to September 2023, Europe remained the key growth driver with an increase of 61% to 341,100 vehicles. BEV deliveries jumped 74% to 50,300 units in the USA and surpassed prior year levels in China with an increase of 4% to 117,100 units.

Almost two-thirds (64%) of the group’s BEV deliveries went to its home region Europe, followed by China with 22% and the USA with 10%. 4% went to other markets.

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 273,000 all-electric vehicles by the end of September, slightly more than half of all BEVs of the group.

It was followed by Audi with 123,000 vehicles – a group share 23%; ŠKODA with 54,400 vehicles – a group share of 10%; SEAT/CUPRA with 32,300 vehicles – group share 6%; Porsche with 27,900 vehicles – group share 5% and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with 19,600 vehicles – a group share of 4%.

The most successful BEV models in the first nine months of 2023 were the ID4 at 162,100 units, the ID3 at 90,500, the Audi Q4 e-tron at 77,900, the ŠKODA Enyaq iV at 54,400 and the Audi Q8 e-tron at 21,800.

Hildegard Wortmann, member of the Group’s Extended Executive Committee for Sales: “We showed a good overall performance in our all-electric deliveries with a global increase of 45 percent in the first nine months.

“Despite the current general reluctance in the European market to buy battery-powered vehicles, we gained market share and remained market leader in this segment. However, our order intake is below our ambitious targets due to the lower than expected overall market trend.”

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