A Volkswagen logo is seen as it launches its ID.6 and ID.6 CROZZ SUV at a world premiere ahead of the Shanghai Auto Show, in Shanghai, China April 18, 2021.
The decline was particularly sharp in China, where the Group delivered 14.1% fewer vehicles to customers due to chip shortages and shaky supply chains.
BERLIN, Jan 12 – The Volkswagen Group (VOWG_p.DE) said deliveries dropped 4.5%, to 8.9 million vehicles, in 2021, adding it expected supply chain bottlenecks to remain volatile in the first half of this year.
Deliveries of fully-electric vehicles grew 96% compared to 2020, to reach 452,900 vehicles.
Battery-electric vehicles made up 5.1% of global deliveries, up from 2.5% the year before. In China, over four times as many battery-electric vehicles were delivered in 2021.