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Volkswagen’s EV sales grow by nearly 24% in 2022

Firm delivered 330,000 electric vehicles during the year.

Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen delivered 330,000 electric vehicles during 2022, representing a 23.6 per cent increase year-on-year.

The brand delivered 4.56 million vehicles in total during the year, though as a result of ‘the strained supply situation’, this figure represented a 6.8 per cent decline on 2021’s results.

Volkswagen also states that its backlog of orders remains ‘very high’, with around 640,000 customers in Europe having placed orders for its models in 2022.

Imelda Labbé, board member for sales, marketing and after-sales said: “We achieved a solid sales result in 2022 despite persistent supply bottlenecks. The pronounced growth in BEV models confirms that with our attractive product portfolio, we are on the right track to becoming the most desirable brand for sustainable mobility.”

Volkswagen currently has plans to introduce ten new electric models by 2026, by which time it will have a vehicle in each segment from an entry-level ‘e-car’ with a price of ‘under €25,000 (£22,115)’ right the way to the new flagship ID.7 saloon.

With around 170,000 units delivered worldwide, the ID.4 SUV stands as the Volkswagen Group’s most popular electric car. All EVs in the firm’s line-up sit atop its MEB platform, and, since the first model using this setup was delivered in September 2020, more than 580,000 MEB-based cars have been delivered worldwide.

Volkswagen says that it expects 2023 to be another ‘volatile and challenging year due to persistent semiconductor supply bottlenecks’, but Labbé states that it is doing its ‘utmost to reduce delivery times for our customers’.

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