- In the year as a whole, however, the Tesla Model 3 is still ahead
- Picture gallery: VW ID.4 1ST in blue
In the year as a whole, however, the Tesla Model 3 is still ahead
The ID.4 topped the ranking in April with 7,335 sales, ahead of the VW ID.3 in second place with 5,735 units, according to data from JATO. The Renault Zoe was in third place with 4,015 sales. Overall, 34 percent of all sales in Europe were for VW models, also because the e-Up was still able to book almost 3,000 units.
With a view to the full year 2021, however, the Tesla Model 3 is still on the table with just under 32,000 sales at the front, followed by ID.3, Zoe and the Hyundai Kona and only in 7th place of ID.4. However, the market launch of the ID.4 in Europe only recently took place.
Low-emission vehicles made up 15 percent of the market, compared to 11 percent a year ago. The demand for fully electric models rose by 338 percent to 71,500 units. The registrations of plug-in hybrids rose by 507 percent to 81,000.
The success of the ID.4 shows the beginning of the next phase of the electrification trend, according to JATO Senior Analyst Felipe Munoz. "As expected, the next phase of growth in electric vehicles will come from SUVs. The Volkswagen ID.4, which has taken the lead, is just the beginning of the electric SUV trend, and we expect more models to be launched on the Market will come when consumer demand increases, "said Munoz.
The first customers in Germany received their ID.4 at the end of March 2021. Volkswagen plans to deliver around 150,000 ID.4s worldwide this year. By the end of February, 23,500 orders for the vehicle had been received across Europe – despite many car dealerships that were closed and before the market launch in Germany.
The VW ID.4 and its competition: Audi Q4 e-tron, Skoda Enyaq iV and VW ID.4 in a first comparison
Skoda Enyaq iV 80 (2021) in the first test
Volkswagen Board Member for Sales Klaus Zellmer said: "The start of the ID.4 has been very successful, the vehicle is well received by customers. And we still have big plans – we want to deliver around 150,000 ID.4s worldwide this year alone . That is around a third of our 450,000 e-powered vehicles planned for 2021. The global car is thus a key pillar of our accelerated e-offensive. "
Accelerating the e-offensive is a core element of the Volkswagen strategy called "ACCELERATE". The company plans to bring at least one new all-electric model to market every year. The ID.4 range recently expanded to include the GTX as a sporty variant with 299 hp added.
Picture gallery: VW ID.4 1ST in blue
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