Volkswagen delivered more than 80,000 electric vehicles in 2019, corresponding to a marked increase of about 60%, the German automaker said Monday.
The Volkswagen brand delivered 6,278,300 vehicles throughout the world in 2019, exceeding the prior-year's figure by 0.5%, according to the statement.
"In a shrinking overall market, the brand therefore significantly expanded its market share. Volume growth was achieved in Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific and the U.S.A.," the statement read.
The company reported that compared with the previous year, customers’ interest in electrified models grew considerably. "More than 80,000 electric vehicles were delivered, corresponding to a marked increase of about 60%," the German automaker stressed.
It added that more than half of these customers opted for an all-electric vehicles while the remainder chose plug-in hybrids. The most popular model was the e-Golf, with more than 35,000 units delivered.
By Ebru Sengul Cevrioglu