Amidst continued supply chain woes and production delays, many automakers have been struggling to hit delivery goals for highly anticipated EVs. Despite this, Volkswagen announced that it has reached a delivery goal for its ID-family of electric cars ahead of schedule.
According to the automaker, more than 500,000 global deliveries of VW ID models have been fulfilled since the first European-market ID.3 hatchbacks were handed over to customers in October 2020. Originally, VW expected to hit this delivery goal sometime in 2023. The best part? 135,000 vehicles on order are still yet to be delivered.
“We are on the right track with our electric mobility campaign and our success story continues,” shared Imelda Labbé, Board Member for Sales, Marketing and After Sales at Volkswagen. “Our focus is unchanged – we want to make Volkswagen the most desirable brand for sustainable mobility.”
This is an important milestone for the brand, as VW works towards its proposed mission of making electric cars for millions, not just millionaires. Currently, the ID.4 is the only ID model sold in North America, while Europe also gets the aforementioned ID.3 and the ID.5, and China gets the ID.6. All of these models are based on VW’s MEB platform, which is already being updated to offer faster charging, longer range, and higher power.
In its push towards electrification, VW has announced plans to launch 10 new EVs by 2026, and is targeting a market share of “more than 50 per cent” EVs by 2030. Starting in 2033, Volkswagen will only build electric vehicles in Europe