Supply-chain issues have chocked EV output.
The Ukraine war and coronavirus lockdowns in China are hampering efforts.
The VAG delivered 99,000 EVs in the first quarter of 2022.
The Volkswagen Auto Group (VAG) is planning to deliver roughly 700,000 electric vehicles globally in 2022 but, unfortunately, it may not happen. Ongoing supply-chain complications and the pandemic will likely prevent them from reaching this goal.
Interest in VAG’s numerous electric models is extremely strong globally. In Europe alone, the Group faces a backlog of 300,000 orders. One of VW’s goals was to deliver at least 140,000 EVs in China this year but, for both scenarios, part supply issues involving semiconductors and wiring harnesses have made it impossible for them to meet their objectives.
“We have very high order books and . . . order intake on electric vehicles,” Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess added as reported by the Financial Times. “That accounts for all of our models from ID.3, ID.4, the Audi models — [all] are extremely well received in the markets, Škoda models are also very well received in Europe.” He added: “We are basically sold out on electric vehicles in Europe and in the United States. And in China, it’s really picking up.”
This means that all new order-holders will not see their new EV before 2023 and possibly beyond. In North America, the Chattanooga plant should be churning out ID.4s by year’s end but this changes little for 2022.