Volkswagen Group sold nearly 10 million cars in 2020 with a dramatic increase in the number of electric vehicles.
In a very tough year reflected across the global market, the group saw volumes shrink by around 15% year on year but its e-offensive was a big success with fully electric vehicle (EV) sales up 214% in 2020, and plug-in hybrid EVs up 175%.
Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Group Sales said:
“The Covid-19 pandemic made 2020 an extremely challenging year. The Volkswagen Group performed well in this environment and strengthened its market position. We are particularly pleased that we hit the ground running in our e-offensive in spite of the pandemic and thus took a big step forward in the implementation of our ‘Together 2025+’ strategy. We will keep up the momentum this year, adding many more attractive electric models.”
Top 5 all-electric models:
- Volkswagen ID.3 56,500 units
- Audi e-tron 47,300
- Volkswagen e-Golf 41,300
- Volkswagen e-up! 22,200
- Porsche Taycan 20,000
Top 5 plug-in hybrid models:
- Volkswagen Passat 27,200 units
- Audi Q5 23,500
- Porsche Cayenne 21,500
- ŠKODA Superb 16,400
- Volkswagen Golf 15,200
These results follow the group’s announcement that it will invest over £50 billion in e-mobility over the next 5 years. VW is developing two EV platforms which it will share across the group. The MEB platform (Modularer E-Antriebs-Baukasten – or modular electric-drive toolkit) introduced in the VW ID.3 model, will be the volume model used across the range.
The group is also developing the PPE platform (Premium Performance Electric) for EVs which will feature an 800V system capable of 350kW charging, making 80% charges in about 20 minutes possible.
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