The battle in electric vehicle sales between VW, and electric car maker Tesla, is more intense than ever for which of the two will dominate the promising market.
Europe’s largest automaker announced last week that it delivered 452,900 battery-powered electric cars to its customers during 2021, almost double the number of deliveries the previous year.
On the other hand, even this performance was not enough, CNN argues in its analysis, to reach Tesla, which managed to deliver more than 936,000 cars last year.
In total, Tesla increased its deliveries by about 436,600 vehicles last year, while Volkswagen managed to increase its deliveries by 220,900 vehicles.
The German company, which owns Audi, Porsche and Skoda, among others, has pledged to invest more than $100 billion over the next five years to “power” its fleet and be Tesla’s rival.
VW is, anyway, the leading European carmaker based on sales, and its management estimates that by 2026, 25% of the cars it will sell around the world will be electric.
The company has also started to bring to market a number of new models, including the ID.4 which is an electric SUV, but the development of sales last year was affected, according to the announcement of the group’s management, by the problems in the supply chain.