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Volkswagen Jumps Ahead Of The Curve For EV Sales

Volkswagen is Germany’s largest car manufacturer, and their most recent figures for 2020 car sales show that the company has almost tripled the number of electric car sales.

Volkswagen is Germany’s largest car manufacturer, and their most recent figures for 2020 car sales show that the company has almost tripled the number of electric car sales.

This is well ahead of strict new EU laws that will push car manufacturers further into the electric market.

Detroit News has reported how it came to these significantly increased EV sales.

“Volkswagen’s announcement comes as the auto industry association in Germany reports that one in four cars sold in the country in December had an electric motor, uptake that was supported by incentives as part of the government stimulus package during the COVID-19 recession.”

So, what does this mean in terms of sales?

For fully electric vehicles, VW sold 134,000 cars in 2020, which was only 45,000 in 2019.

And when you include hybrids into the equation, it becomes even more impressive. In 2020 VW sold 212,000 vehicles compared to 82,000 in 2019.

It certainly looks like the incentives and changes in buyer behavior are driving a huge push in Europe’s largest country. 



Chris is one of GreenCitizen’s writers who has been a long-time advocate of individual responsibility when it comes to the environment. He shares GreenCitizen's passion for making the world a better place every day of the year.

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