Tesla and Volkswagen have unveiled their gross sales figures because the begin of 2022. Tesla stays forward of Volkswagen and even outdistances the German group. This one is lastly third on the world degree, behind a Chinese language producer, BYD.
Volkswagen’s new boss, Oliver Blume, has his work lower out for him. He succeeds Herbert Diess who allowed the German group to take the flip of the electrical. However now that each one Volkswagen manufacturers (or virtually) have not less than one 100% electrical mannequin within the catalog, it’s now time to maneuver on to the second. The avowed goal is to overhaul Tesla, the chief in electrical automobiles, by 2025. Let’s take a better take a look at the gross sales of the 2 producers, to learn the way far the German big has to go.
Tesla widens the gap with Volkswagen
Since January 2022, Tesla has delivered 564,000 electrical automobiles. In six months, over the identical interval, Volkswagen bought 217,100 electrical autos. That is half as a lot and essentially the most worrying factor is that over the entire of 2021, Volkswagen had delivered 452,900 models in comparison with almost 1,000,000 Mannequin 3, Mannequin Y, Mannequin S and Mannequin X for Tesla. If gross sales within the second half are just like these of the primary, Tesla would exceed a million whereas Volkswagen would do much less effectively than in 2021.
However the comparability with the primary half of 2021, throughout which the Volkswagen group delivered 170,900 electrical automobiles, ought to reassure buyers a little bit. Certainly, the German group declares that the beginning of the 12 months 2022 had been difficult, due to the Covid, the battle in Ukraine and the semiconductor disaster. The second half of the 12 months ought to due to this fact be higher than final 12 months, and we due to this fact think about that the gross sales figures for the entire 12 months will likely be higher. However absolutely not sufficient to hope to meet up with Tesla.
Tesla doubles its manufacturing capability
Certainly, for its half, the American producer has gone into overdrive in current months. The opening of the Gigafactory in Berlin and Texas in addition to the development of its different factories (Shanghai and Fremont) have enabled the American producer to double its manufacturing capability! We should due to this fact count on a document semester for Tesla, which won’t make it simple for Volkswagen.
It needs to be remembered, nevertheless, that the group Volkswagen bought greater than 3.8 million autos within the first six months of the 12 months with its many factories around the globe, all engines mixed. The German producer due to this fact nonetheless has many assets to deploy in opposition to Tesla, however the swap to electrical is pricey and takes time. The German group has simply opened its first battery manufacturing facility.
Audi in second place
If we go into element, Volkswagen delivered, over the primary six months of the 12 months, 115,900 electrical automobiles in opposition to 50,000 for Audi, 22,200 for Skoda, 18,900 for Porsche and eight,300 for the duo Seat / cupra. The Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 bought finest with 66,800 models between them in comparison with 26,000 for the ID.3, 24,700 for the Audi e-tron (together with Sportback), 22 200 models of the Skoda Enyaq iV (together with Coupé) and at last 18,200 for the Audi This fall e-tron.
Volkswagen third, behind Chinese language BYD
Lastly, earlier than catching up with Tesla, the Volkswagen group will first must attempt to overshadow the Chinese language producers. Certainly, the Chinese language group BYD is quantity 2 in electrical automobiles, with 323,519 100% electrical autos bought since January 2022. The producer’s automobiles are already driving in Norway and will arrive in France inside a number of months.
Some observers additionally evaluate Volkswagen to the Chinese language group SAIC (which notably owns MG Motors). Certainly, the group has introduced that it has bought 392,749 related automobiles, however this contains 100% electrical and hybrids. Within the absence of particulars, we can’t due to this fact know the variety of 100% electrical automobiles and we think about that it’s not greater than BYD in any other case SAIC would have taken care to specify it. This locations Volksagen in third place worldwide.
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