More than 80,000 or 1.3% of overall volume globally and it should be significantly improved in 2020.
More than half of the total volume were all-electric cars and the most popular model was the Volkswagen e-Golf with over 35,000 deliveries.
"The Volkswagen brand forged ahead with electrification in the year which has come to an end. Compared with the previous year, the number of electric vehicles delivered grew by about 60 percent to more than 80,000 units. More than half of these customers opted for an all-electric vehicle and the remainder chose a plug-in hybrid. Once again, the most popular model was the e-Golf, with more than 35,000 units delivered."
More VW EV forecasts:
- Volkswagen delivered its 250,000th plug-in electric car
- VW Groups vows to launch 75 EVs, 60 hybrids by 2029
- VW expects price parity between petrol & electric cars in 2nd wave of MEB
- Volkswagen to install 36,000 charging points in Europe by 2025
The year 2019 was a successful one for the German brand, which increased its passenger car sales by 0.5% to 6.28 million in a shrinking global market.
Plug-ins accounted for 1.27% of total sales globally. In the next few years, it might increase to 10% and then 20%.
Chief Operating Officer Ralf Brandstätter said:
“2019 was an important year for the Volkswagen brand. With the ID.3 and Golf 8, we have successfully presented groundbreaking new products and consistently focused on earnings power. The digital transformation roadmap which we have agreed with the employee representatives and is now to be implemented will also make a key contribution to improving efficiency and safeguarding the future. We will continue to work on costs in a disciplined way so that we can make the necessary investments for the future. Thanks to fantastic team performance, we have exceeded the high delivery level of 2018 despite a difficult market environment.“