The year 2021 was very challenging for Skoda (part of the Volkswagen Group), which noted 878,200 car deliveries globally – down 12.6% year-over-year. The decline is associated with the semiconductor shortage as the first half of the year was positive.
Despite that, Skoda’s all-electric car sales are booming with a total of about 49,100 units in 2021, which is 222.9% more than a year ago. It’s the third-highest result in the Volkswagen Group, after Volkswagen (263,200) and Audi (81,900) brands.
All-electric cars represent about 5.6% of the total Skoda volume globally, which is not bad considering that they were sold only in Europe.
Especially the last three quarters of the year were very strong with a new record of 17,000 units in Q4 2021 (up 198% year-over-year):
Skoda’s BEV lineup consists of only two models – the Skoda ENYAQ IV (a cousin of the Volkswagen ID.4) and the Skoda CITIGOe iV (a direct counterpart of the Volkswagen e-up! and SEAT Mii Electric).
While the Skoda Enyaq iV is expanding at full speed (44,700 units), the Skoda CITIGOe iV is actually retired/limited (4,400 units and down 70.8%), which is roughly 10-times less than the Volkswagen e-up! (41,400).
Skoda BEV sales in 2021:
Skoda Enyaq iV: 44,700 (compared to 600 units reported in 2020)
Skoda CITIGOe iV: 4,400 (down 70.8% year-over-year)
Total: 49,100 (up 222.9% year-over-year)