Volkswagen Group global BEV sales in the first quarter of 2022: nearly 100,000

The Volkswagen Group (which includes Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Skoda, Seat and others) recorded a significant decline in global car sales during the first quarter of 2022, by 21.9% year-on-year to 1,898,300.

The worrying sign is that in March, the decline was even higher – by 31.4% year-on-year to 655,800. According to the German manufacturer, the main reason for this are jams in semiconductors and wire harnesses.

In the case of all-electric vehicle sales, the group reports sales 99100 The units are in Q1, which is 65% more from a year ago. it’s also 5.2% of the total global volume.

The bad news is that BEV production is heavily constrained on the production side and the Q1 result is lower than in the previous four quarters.

If the group were only able to produce more electric cars, they would easily be able to sell them, as the bank of orders increased to about 300,000 cars in Western Europe alone.

Hildegard Wortmann, Sales of Group Board Members:

“Demand for our all-electric vehicles is very high worldwide, so our order books are well filled. The increase in BEV delivery would have been much higher had it not been for the current supply bottlenecks. We are relying on very attractive additional models and cascading improvement of the semiconductor case to provide an additional tailwind. As the year progresses. We remain steadfastly eyeing our 7 to 8 percent BEV share for the full year.”

The question is whether the Volkswagen Group will be able to maintain growth in the second quarter?

Volkswagen Group sales:

  • BEVs: About 99100 (65.2% increase on an annual basis)
  • PHEVs: Unavailable

No information was provided about sales of hybrid plug-ins this time.


For reference, in 2021 the Volkswagen Group sold almost a record 762400 electrically connected electric vehiclestop 80.6% compared to 422,000 plugins in 2020), which is 8.6% (new high) of total volume (9,305,000; down 4.5%).

The company has almost doubled sales of all-electric vehicles to a new record of 452900 And 5.1% of the total volume (compared to 2.5% in 2020). Plug-in hybrid sales expanded about 61% to nearly 310,000:

  • BEVs: About 452900 (95.5% increase on an annual basis) and 5.1% Share
  • PHEVs: About 309500 (top 61% on an annual basis) and 3.5% Share
  • Total: About 762400 (top 81% on an annual basis) and 8.6% Share

Volkswagen sales of electric cars increased in all major markets, but the fastest growth rate was observed in China – at 360.5% year-on-year (compared to a slow start to ID sales in the first quarter of 2021).

Europe remains the group’s largest electric vehicle market with a share of 59%, compared to 29% in China and 8% in the United States.

  • Europe: 58,400 (an increase of 33.5%)
  • US: 7900 (up 16.2%)
  • China: 28,800 (up 360.5%)
  • Rest of the world: 4,000 (up 26.9%)
  • Total: 99,100 (up 65.2% YoY)

The Volkswagen brand was responsible for the majority of all-electric vehicle sales, with significant contributions from Audi, Skoda and Porsche:

  • Volkswagen (cars): 53400 (top 73.7%)
  • Audi: 24200 (66.2% increase)
  • Skoda: 8800 (top 259.7%)
  • Seat / Cupra: 2200 (decreased 1.4%)
  • Porsche: 9500 (4.4% increase)
  • Volkswagen (commercial vehicles): 700 (7.3% increase)
  • Other (MAN): 200 (7.0% increase)
  • Total: 99100 (65.2% increase on an annual basis)

Volkswagen ID.4 remains the best-selling model in the range, followed by Volkswagen ID 3. The new Audi Q4 e-tron is now slightly ahead of the Audi e-tron. The interesting thing is that the Porsche Taycan family has outselling other models, including some very mainstream and popular models.

  • Volkswagen ID.4 – 30300
  • Volkswagen ID.3 – 13000
  • Audi Q4 e-tron (incl. Sportback) – 10,700
  • Audi e-tron (incl. Sportback) – 10300
  • Porsche Taycan (including Cross Turismo) – 9500