Volkswagen of America has reported its Q2 2022 sales figures, and the numbers for the ID.4 are not good.
According to the figures released over the weekend, VW sold just 1,660 ID.4 electric SUVs in the United States in the second quarter of 2022. That represents a massive 71% drop from Q2 2021 when VW sold 5,756 units.
The poor performance from April to the end of June puts VW in a bit of corner, as their year-to-date (YTD) ID.4 sales are now 29.1% behind where they were at this point one year ago. In fact, their YTD total of 4,415 units is 1,341 units behind what they sold in Q2 last year alone (5,756).
For VW, it wasn’t just their EV sales that declined, as their overall car sales dropped 34.4% in Q2 year-over-year (YoY), and are down 32.2% YTD compared to 2021.
It will take a lot for VW to make up those figures for the ID.4 over the remainder of the year, but they will get some help just when they need it. Last month the automaker’s plant in Chattanooga finally started rolling the ID.4 off its production lines for North American dealers.
Until now dealers in the US had to cope with small shipments from the company’s plant in Zwickau, Germany.