Currently reading: Volkswagen sales drop 8% but EV volume doubles
Sales of pure-electric ID models soar as chip shortage restricts Volkswagen's overall output

Volkswagen sales dropped around 8% in 2021 as it battled the ongoing global semiconductor shortage, but it recorded a substantial uptick in sales of all electrified models.

The German company delivered 4.897 million vehicles globally, down from 5.328m in 2020 - which was itself a 15.1% decline, attributed to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Volkswagen cited the "lagging supply of semiconductors" as the principal factor in the latest decline, with output of various models restricted by temporary factory closures throughout the year.

Volkswagen told Autocar that "all factories were affected - some more, some less so".

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