Volkswagen Group responsible for one in every four electric cars sold in Europe

Volkswagen Group responsible for one in every four electric cars sold in Europe. image: volkswagen group

ONE out of every four electric cars sold in Europe is from the Volkswagen Group

According to data from Jato Dynamics, 26 per cent of all electric cars sold in Europe during the first half of 2021 were from the Volkswagen Group, which is an increase of four per cent more than in the corresponding period last year.

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was the market leader in sales of electric cars in Europe before, but, in the first half of 2021, the Alliance ceased to be the largest European seller of electric cars, overtaken by the Volkswagen Group, thanks mainly to its large supply of electric vehicles in several of its brands.

This result not only put the German consortium on the electrical throne, but also meant increasing its advantage over Tesla, which maintained third place in the European market, with a share of 14 per cent, three per cent down on last year, while Stellantis, the consortium resulting from the merger between the FCA Group and the PSA Group, was the second European seller of electric cars with a 16 per cent market share, up by four per cent on last year.

The big loser, according to data from Jato Dynamics, was the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, leader until 2020, but now languishing in fourth, seeing its market share reduced from 23 per cent in 2020 to 13 per cent, who would seem to have lost out while waiting for the launch of their Nissan Ariya, or Renault’s electric futures, while the Leaf and the Zoe have not been able to compete against heavyweights such as the Volkswagen’s Model 3, or the ID family, as well as the electric models from Stellantis.

Despite the success of the Volkswagen Group and Stellantis, who both surpassed Tesla in total sales, the Model 3 of the Californian brand was by far the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe, while Volkswagen had their ID. 3, the ID. 4, and the e-Up!, along with Audi’s popular e-tron, the Porsche Taycan, and the Seat Mii electric.

Elon Musk’s Model 3 saloon car topped the individual electric car sales in the first six months of this year, with 66,010 registered units, with the others as follows:
Renault Zoe – 30,382 units
Volkswagen ID3 – 30,329
Volkswagen ID4 – 28,873
Hyundai Kona – 21,733
Kia Niro – 20,757
Peugeot e-208 – 20,234
Fiat 500-e – 19,068
Volkswagen e-Up! – 17,985
Nissan Leaf – 15,563

as reported by laopiniondemalaga.es.

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    • JohnJohn

      26 August 2021 • 16:46

      Volkswagen sell about 1,8 M ICE cars per year in Europe, EV are used as red herring while keeping spitting out polluting diesel/petrol boxes that sent (and sending) million people 6 ft under.
      In USA some managers went, rightly, to prison. In Europe no one paid for their criminal acts.
      VW and others only make EV because they are forced by regulation to pay for their crimes.
      EV, in very few units, are used as red herring especially for the press that is not capable to make VW (and other automakers) accountable. Instead they relaunch all their EV press releases that talk of announcement after announcement.
      Automakers knew since 1997 (GM EV1) that people wanted electric vehicles, but they choose to ignore the facts, and even today they make the few EV so expensive and so difficult to get in order to keep pushing their ICE cars.
      Automakers do not want EV to gain track.
      Only if people stop buy ICEs then automakers will understand the lesson.

      Reply
    • JohnJohn

      26 August 2021 • 16:46

      Volkswagen sell about 1,8 M ICE cars per year in Europe, EV are used as red herring while keeping spitting out polluting diesel/petrol boxes that sent (and sending) million people 6 ft under.
      In USA some managers went, rightly, to prison. In Europe no one paid for their criminal acts.
      VW and others only make EV because they are forced by regulation to pay for their crimes.
      EV, in very few units, are used as red herring especially for the press that is not capable to make VW (and other automakers) accountable. Instead they relaunch all their EV press releases that talk of announcement after announcement.
      Automakers knew since 1997 (GM EV1) that people wanted electric vehicles, but they choose to ignore the facts, and even today they make the few EV so expensive and so difficult to get in order to keep pushing their ICE cars.
      Automakers do not want EV to gain track.
      Only if people stop buy ICEs then automakers will understand the lesson.

      Reply

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