The Volkswagen Group released their Q1 sales in 2022, and the company is still making solid gains in electric vehicle sales.
Year-over-year, the company has seen an increase of 65 per cent in electric vehicle sales. The group moved 99,100 units in Q1.
However, the company is facing significant issues getting vehicles into the hands of consumers. The production side is facing constraints and it is due to supply bottlenecks.
According to the company report, VW has a colossal order book and 300,000 vehicles on order in Western Europe alone.
Hildegard Wortmann, a Volkswagen Group Board Member, had this to say on the production realities the company is facing.
“Demand for our all-electric vehicles is very high worldwide, and our order books are thus well filled. The increase in BEV deliveries would have been significantly higher had it not been for the current supply bottlenecks. We are counting on additional highly attractive models and a successive improvement of the semiconductor situation to provide additional tailwind as the year progresses. We continue to have our sights firmly set on a BEV share of 7 to 8 per cent for the full year.”
However, in terms of units sold, here are the top five for Q1.
- Volkswagen ID.4 – 30,300
- Volkswagen ID.3 – 13,000
- Audi Q4 e-tron – 10,700
- Audi e-tron – 10,300
- Porsche Taycan – 9,500