Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, said in a statement on Tuesday: “We are moving towards achieving our goal of becoming the leader in the electric vehicle market.”
Volkswagen’s most popular battery electric car is the new ID.3, which sold 56,500 units. Sell compact electronic golf and even smaller electronic equipment! They are 41,300 and 22,200 respectively. The Audi Group’s luxury brands sold 47,300 e-tron SUVs and sportback models, while customers bought 20,000 Porsche Taycans electric vehicles.
Sales of hybrid vehicles powered by electricity and conventional fuels have also increased. Volkswagen sold 190,500 plug-in hybrid vehicles last year, an increase of 175% over 2019.
Brandstadt said: “2020 is a turning point for Volkswagen, marking a breakthrough in electric vehicles.”
Volkswagen said it plans to invest 35 billion euros ($43 billion) in electric vehicles by 2025, and sales figures for 2020 indicate that customers are beginning to respond. The manufacturing giant intends to launch about 70 pure electric vehicles in 2030 to catch up with Tesla.
Even when the pandemic pushed sales across the industry to reverse, there was an electric boom. Volkswagen Group sold 9.3 million vehicles in 2020, a 15% decrease from the previous year, but it said that due to a rebound in demand, December deliveries fell only 3.2%.
Volkswagen is trying to prove that automakers that deceived regulators to sell polluting diesel a few years ago can produce electric cars that people want to buy, and decision makers will accept it in response to the climate crisis.
It is making significant progress in certain markets. In Norway, economic incentives make the purchase price of most electric car models cheaper than similar gasoline models, and the Audi e-tron becomes the sales leader in 2020, surpassing Tesla’s Model 3.