Correction: Volkswagen ID.Four Was 14% Of Volkswagen USA Gross sales In 4th Quarter
I reported final week on Volkswagen of America’s fast shift into electrification. That common theme holds. Nonetheless, there was an obvious mistake within the gross sales desk Volkswagen had printed and the main points are thus a bit totally different.
The gross sales desk seemingly had December gross sales figures within the desk within the This autumn 2022 column. So, once I reported that 18% of Volkswagen’s US This autumn gross sales have been ID.Four gross sales, it seems that determine was truly for December gross sales.
Within the 4th quarter, the ID.Four truly represented 14% of Volkswagen of America’s gross sales — 9,439 gross sales out of 68,970. Should you look solely at SUVs, the share rises to 15% — 9,439 gross sales out of 61,774.
The total-year 2022 numbers are the identical as beforehand reported, with the ID.Four accounting for six.8% of Volkswagen’s gross sales.
What this replace truly reinforces is the purpose that Volkswagen electrical car (ID.4) gross sales are growing in share shortly. They go from 6.8% throughout the total 12 months to 14% within the 4th quarter to 18% in December, indicating a transparent pattern towards an increasing number of electrification.
There’s a query of whether or not there was a gross sales surge on the finish of 2022 as a result of ID.Four doubtlessly dropping the US EV tax credit score in 2023. Because it seems, the AWD model of the ID.Four is accessible for the total credit score nonetheless, however the RWD model of the ID.Four shouldn’t be now. Although, there’s a lot of controversy around odd classification of SUVs and tax credit eligibility, and I’ve the hunch we haven’t seen the top of this story. In any case, I don’t count on there was a growth–bust story happening with the ID.Four by which there have been booming gross sales in December and might be a drop in 2023. My sister ordered a Volkswagen ID.Four practically a 12 months in the past and continues to be ready for it. I don’t suppose Volkswagen had any extra provide to push out past what it was already doing because it ramped up manufacturing.
The ID.Four continues to be the third finest promoting electrical SUV within the USA based mostly on these new numbers. The Tesla Mannequin Y was far within the lead (with greater than 50,000 gross sales within the quarter) and the Ford Mustang Mach-E was in second (11,369 gross sales within the 4th quarter). Keep tuned for a full US EV gross sales report quickly.
Recognize CleanTechnica’s originality and cleantech information protection? Take into account changing into a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
Do not need to miss a cleantech story? Join daily news updates from CleanTechnica on e mail. Or follow us on Google News!
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, need to promote, or need to counsel a visitor for our CleanTech Speak podcast? Contact us here.