Volkswagen tripled sales of electric vehicles in 2020

The most popular model was the ID.3, with 56,500 units sold, even though it only came on the market in September

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Volkswagen tripled the sales of battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) in 2020, accelerating its transition to electric mobility.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars launched nine new electric and plug-in hybrid models last year, bringing the share of BEVs and hybrid vehicles in Europe up to 12.4% of the brand’s total deliveries – from 2.3% in 2019.

The most popular model was the ID.3, with 56,500 units sold, even though it only came on the market in September, followed by the e-Gold with around 41,300 units and the Passat GTE with 24,000 units.

A total of 68,800 units of the ID.3 were ordered in 2020 and more than 56,500 have already been delivered to customers, including around 14,400 customers in Germany.

Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Passenger Cars said: “2020 was a turning point for Volkswagen and marked a breakthrough in electric mobility.

“We are well on track to achieve our aim of becoming the market leader in battery electric vehicles. More than any other company, we stand for attractive and affordable e-mobility.”

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