Currently reading: Audi sales fall slightly but EVs score success
Worldwide sales drop by 0.7% due to supply problems but electric models achieve 57.5% growth

Audi sales dropped by 0.7% last year as the firm was hindered by semiconductor supply issues, but sales were bolstered by the success of its EVs. 

The German manufacturer achieved record-breaking deliveries in the first half of 2021 before suffering a significant 34.2% drop-off, selling a total of 1,680,512 cars by the end of the year.

Audi confirmed that the chip crisis hampered local production in China, while the impacts caused by the reduction in VAT in Europe was “noticeable”. 

It also claimed to have its “highest order backlog ever", with a “high volume of incoming orders”.

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