Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles reviews that its world automobile gross sales improved in the course of the first quarter of 2023 by 0.9 p.c year-over-year to 1.02 million models. That is a really slight improve and a outcome far decrease than just a few years in the past (over 1.45 million in Q1 2019), which reveals us the hole to pre-lockdown instances.
In the meantime, Volkswagen all-electric automobile gross sales elevated by 31.2 p.c year-over-year to 70,000. That is round 6.9 p.c of the overall quantity (in comparison with 5.3 p.c a yr in the past).
This result’s constructive. Nonetheless, after we check out the chart, it appears noticeably decrease than in Q3 (91,200) and This autumn (118,000), which truly is a bit worrying. We somewhat anticipated that Volkswagen will promote nearer to 100,000 models, however possibly one thing continues to be limiting manufacturing.
By way of fashions, the principle merchandise occur to be the ID.4/ID.5 duo (41,900 models or almost 60 p.c of the overall quantity), adopted by the Volkswagen ID.3 (23,600). Different Volkswagen fashions characterize solely a small fraction.
Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles BEV gross sales in Q1 2023:
For reference, in 2022, 325,100 Volkswagen BEVs had been bought globally (up 23.5 p.c year-over-year), which was 7.1 p.c of the overall quantity.
Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles BEV gross sales in Q1-This autumn 2022:
- Volkswagen ID.4 – round 170,000
- Volkswagen ID.3 – 76,600
- Volkswagen ID.6 – 37,400
- Volkswagen ID.5 – roughly *23,000
* the ID.4/ID.5 complete was 193,200
- different fashions – 17,900
- Whole – 325,100
The ID.4 particularly is produced in Germany (Zwicaku and Emden), in China (FAW-Volkswagen in Foshan, and SAIC Volkswagen in Anting), and in america (Chattanooga, Tennessee). ID.5 is a coupe-styled model of the ID.4.
It will likely be fascinating to see whether or not the Volkswagen model will speed up later this yr as a result of proper now doesn’t seem to extend BEV gross sales quick sufficient in comparison with many opponents.