The results are largely supported by high demand in the European market.
German carmaker Volkswagen sold nearly 171,000 fully electric vehicles worldwide in the first half of the year. Compared to the first half of the previous year, this represents almost threefold growth.
The company announced on Tuesday that it had delivered 170,939 electric cars to customers worldwide from January to the end of June. The results were largely supported by strong demand in the European market, which was almost completely shut down due to a new coronavirus pandemic early last year.
The company expects growth in the coming months of the year. It promises a lot from the Chinese market, where sales of electric cars have more than doubled.
According to Christian Dahlheim, Volkswagen’s head of sales, the company expects to supply customers with about a million electrified vehicles for the first time this year. That means fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The company has not announced a year-round target for purely electric vehicles.
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