e-Golf Sales In U.S. At 2% Of All Volkswagen Sales In Q4 2015
Volkswagen didn’t have a great year in regards to car sales in the U.S. in 2015 – in a lot of ways.
Total volume went down by nearly 5% and there are still DieselGate consequences to deal with.
We don’t know what is hidden around the bend, but we do know e-Golf sales are improving.
In the last few months, sales of e-Golf exceeded 10% of Golf-family, which means that 1 in 10 Golfs sold were all-electric. December brought a record of 609 sales.
Given that the e-Golf is getting a 30% range bump expected in the 2nd half of this year (to around 105 miles EPA), it is hard to see sales moving anywhere but up
On the broader picture, e-Golf accounts for about 2% of all Volkswagen brand sales – average for the year was 1.2%.
Main competitors for the e-Golf are the Nissan LEAF (24 kWh/30 kWh), BMW i3, Focus Electric and the Chevy Spark EV.
Since launching in October 2014, Volkswagen delivered over 4,500 e-Golfs worldwide, including 4,232 in 2015.