More than half a million electric cars from Volkswagen ID are sold worldwide

More than half a million electric cars from Volkswagen ID are sold worldwide

German car giant Volkswagen has sold more than half a million new-generation ID electric cars since the end of 2019 – with around 135,000 orders still to be processed.

Volkswagen has recorded more than 500,000 sales of its new-generation ID electric cars worldwide since 2019, but the German auto giant is still lagging behind battery-powered pioneer Tesla.

In 2019, Volkswagen’s ID electric car lineup debuted with the debut of the ID.3 hatchback and has since expanded to include the ID.4 SUV (2020), ID.5 SUV (2021) and the China-only ID.6 SUV (2021).

In a media statement, Volkswagen’s global sales chief, Imelda Labbé, revealed that amid supply shortages, the auto giant still has about 135,000 orders to fulfill, including the forthcoming ID. Buzz electric van.

“We are doing our best to deliver the approximately 135,000 ordered ID.s to our customers as quickly as possible,” Ms. Labbé said in a media statement.

“Due to the persistently tense situation in the supply of parts, however, we have to adjust production again and again.”

The Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen Australia recently confirmed its plans to bring the ID.4 and ID.5 to local showrooms next year, more than two years after the ID.4 was launched overseas.

Volkswagen produced electric cars prior to the launch of the ID range in 2019, although none were available in Australia.

In December 2013, Volkswagen launched the e-Up in Europe and sold more than 21,000 examples of its electric city car before production ended in early 2020.

The e-Up was followed in February 2014 by the e-Golf, an electric variant of the seventh generation of Volkswagen’s bestseller.

While the 100,000th Volkswagen e-Golf was built in November 2019, the auto giant discontinued the battery-powered model at the end of 2020, ending a production run of 145,561 vehicles.

The last Volkswagen e-Golf will roll off the assembly line in Dresden in December 2020

With the launch of the ID model range, Volkswagen electric car sales have increased almost six-fold from 2019 to 2021, from 45,000 units sold in 2019 to 134,000 cars in 2020 and 263,000 units last year.

Despite increasing production and sales of its battery-powered cars, US auto giant Tesla has sold nearly six-and-a-half times as many electric vehicles as Volkswagen’s ID range.

From 2012 to the end of September 2022, Tesla sold more than 3.2 million electric cars worldwide – having surpassed 500,000 sales at the end of 2018.

Tesla is on track to sell more than a million electric cars in a calendar year for the first time in 2022 – after delivering 908,573 vehicles between January and September.

As of September this year, the Tesla Model Y was the best-selling new car in Europe, beating out the petrol- and diesel-powered Volkswagen Golf across the continent and in its home market of Germany.

Volkswagen ID. buzz

While Chinese automaker BYD claims it is the world’s largest EV maker by volume, the company includes gasoline-electric plug-in hybrids and range-extended EVs in its sales data.

In October, Volkswagen announced that it would be all-electric in Europe by 2033, with petrol and diesel powertrains expected to remain in the US, China and Australia well into the next decade.

By 2026, the German car giant is set to launch another 10 electric cars – including a small car (supposedly called the ID.2), a sporty SUV, an SUV offshoot of the ID.3 and the ID. aero sedan.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Jordan joined the Drive team in 2022 and has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. A self-proclaimed iRacing addict, Jordan finds himself either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or berating his ZH Fairlane over the weekend.

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