By Mauro Orru

 

Volkswagen AG delivered fewer vehicles last year than in 2020 despite high customer demand and full order books due to the semiconductor shortage, but the group nearly doubled deliveries of its battery-electric vehicles.

The German car maker said Wednesday that it had delivered 8,882,000 vehicles to customers around the world in 2021, a 4.5% decline from 2020.

"2021 was very challenging due to global semiconductor shortages," said Christian Dahlheim, head of Volkswagen Group sales.

However, the group said it delivered 452,900 battery-electric vehicles last year, up 95.5% from 2020.

"The doubling of our battery-electric volumes and the high demand for all our vehicles clearly show that we are on the right track. This is something we will build on in the current year and continue to drive forward our transformation," Mr. Dahlheim said.

 

Write to Mauro Orru at mauro.orru@wsj.com; @MauroOrru94

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 12, 2022 05:17 ET (10:17 GMT)

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