Even if it started after Renault and its popular Zoe, Volkswagen seems to be catching up on the French manufacturer. The latest sales results show that the Volkswagen brand delivered the 250,000th electric car since the introduction of the e-up! in 2013.
The brand’s electrified model range has been continually expanded in the following years: e- Golf and Golf GTE followed in 2014, the Passat GTE5 and Passat Variant GTE in 2015. Since 2018, the Passat and Tiguan have been available as plug-in hybrids in China, where they were followed by battery electric versions of the Bora and Lavida this year.
The best-selling electric car has been the e-Golf with 104,000 units delivered, followed by the Golf GTE (51,000), Passat Variant GTE (42,000) and e-up! (21,000). Half of the customers opted for a battery electric vehicle and the other half for a plug-in hybrid.
The 250,000th car is a “Pure White” e- Golf. Sandra Fleischer from Herne took delivery of the car at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg in mid-December.
Despite some model changes, the Volkswagen brand delivered more than 70,000 electrified vehicles in 2019 – following 50,000 last year. The main sales markets in 2019 were China, Norway, Germany, the USA and the United Kingdom.