April 16, 2024

GERMANY: The Volkswagen Group, a number one world automotive producer, has skilled a stunning dip in demand and gross sales for his or her electrical autos (EVs). Nonetheless, the corporate stays resolute in sustaining pricing methods to safeguard margins and guarantee profitability.

Of their just lately launched nine-month monetary report, Volkswagen disclosed that their order financial institution in Western Europe encompasses a considerable 1.4 million autos, with roughly 150,000 being all-electric. This determine marks a big 50 p.c decline from a yr in the past, when the corporate boasted 300,000 electrical car orders.

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Arno Antlitz, Chief Monetary Officer and Chief Working Officer of Volkswagen Group, noticed that orders noticed a gradual uptick in Q3 in comparison with the primary half of the yr, and this development is anticipated to persist.

Whereas it is a constructive signal, the true take a look at lies in whether or not this progress shall be sturdy sufficient to gasoline the enlargement of the corporate’s electrical automotive division.

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Notably, Volkswagen’s battery electrical car (BEV) gross sales for the primary 9 months of the yr totalled 531,500, reflecting a considerable 45 p.c year-over-year enhance. This constitutes roughly 7.9 p.c of the overall quantity.

The European market performs a pivotal function, accounting for 64 p.c of all VW Group’s BEV gross sales (341,100). Due to this fact, any challenges confronted in Europe can considerably impression total outcomes.

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With a goal set to realize an 8–10 p.c BEV market share in 2023, the Volkswagen Group seems to be steadily progressing in the direction of its objective, boasting a 9.0 p.c share in Q3.

Attaining this goal in Western Europe appears promising, because the order financial institution numbers point out that out of 1.4 million autos, 150,000 are BEVs. This means that over one in 10 new car orders is electrical.

In the meantime, within the U.S., the Volkswagen ID.4 accounts for almost 12 p.c of the model’s whole quantity for the primary 9 months of the yr.

Within the quickly evolving Chinese language market, Volkswagen is at present grappling with a lack of market share. Arno Antlitz anticipates that this development will persist for the following one to 2 years, till the introduction of recent fashions developed in collaboration with XPeng.

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