“We are ready to achieve our goal of leading the battery electric vehicle market,” Volkswagen Passenger Cars CEO Ralf Brandstätter said in a statement on Tuesday.
Volkswagen̵7;s most popular battery electric vehicle is the new ID.3, which sells 56,500, a compact e-Golf sale and a smaller e-up! At 41,300 and 22,200 respectively, Audi, the group’s luxury brand, sold 47,300 e-tron SUVs and sportbacks, while customers bought 20,000 electric Porsche Taycans.
Sales of electric and conventional hybrids have also increased.Volkswagen sold 190,500 plug-in hybrids last year, up 175 percent from 2019.
“2020 is a turning point for Volkswagen and a breakthrough in electric mobility,” Brandstätter said.
Volkswagen has said it plans to invest 35 billion euros ($ 43 billion) in electric vehicles by 2025, and 2020 sales figures suggest customers are starting to respond. The manufacturing giant intends to launch around 70 pure electric vehicles by 2030 to compete with Tesla.
The electric growth comes even though the outbreak has pushed overall industry sales backward.Volkswagen Group sold 9.3 million vehicles in 2020, down 15% from the previous year, but said its shipments were down just 3.2. % In December due to rebounding demand
Volkswagen is trying to prove that automakers, who have spent just a few years cheating regulators to sell polluting diesel engines, can produce electric cars people want to buy and that policymakers will accept as they deal with. Climate crisis
Making significant penetration in certain markets In Norway, where financial incentives make most electric cars cheaper than similar petrol models, the Audi e-tron leads the 2020 sales, surpassing Tesla’s Model 3.