Audi has seen an increase of 44 percent in the number of all-electric cars it delivered last year, selling an overall total of 1.61 million vehicles globally, beating it’s 2021 results not only in Europe, but also in its core market, Germany. More specifically, Audi delivered 118,196 electric models to customers last year, which is an increase of 44.3 percent on 2021 deliveries.
Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG, commented:
“The strong numbers for the all-electric models show us that our clear focus on electric mobility is the right path.”
There was high demand for the all-electric models Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi e-tron GT quattro, which confirms the company’s decision to go for an all-electric future, increasing Audi’s momentum towards becoming a sustainable premium mobility manufacturer. And with a new model waiting in the wings – the new Audi Q8 e-tron – it will continue the Audi e-tron’s success story as an electric pioneer. The car has already received pre-orders ahead of its launch in the spring. And from 2026, Audi plans to only introduce all-electric cars globally.
“In a challenging and dynamic environment, our global team once again proved its resilience in 2022. Thanks to extraordinary team spirit, operational excellence and effective sales control, we were able to close out the business year successfully.”
Alongside the all-electric models, the Audi A3 saw a 12.1 percent increase, the Audi A4 an 8 percent increase, and the Audi Q5 a 2.7 percent increase. Audi Sport also had a record 2022, delivering 45,515 high performance cars, which is an increase of 15.6 percent year-on-year.
Audi was able to increase sales by 1.2 percent in Europe compared to 2021, with 624,498 cars delivered. All-electric models also saw increased demand in the region, particularly the Audi Q4 e-tron which saw a 99.4 percent increase, the Audi e-tron GT a 29.2 percent increase, and the Audi e-tron a 8.5 percent increase. Audi Sport also contributed strong results with a record of 29,417 vehicles delivered in Europe, which is an increase of 30.8 percent.
Audi’s home market of Germany saw particularly strong results with an increase of 18.7 percent, totalling 214,678 vehicles. There was also a significant increase in fully electric model deliveries, which was up 87.8 percent, and Audi increased its market share in Germany.
2022 saw demand for all-electric Audi models higher than ever in the United States, with a record 16,177 vehicle sold, which is an increase of 47.3 percent over 2021. There were 10,397 Audi e-tron sales alone, an increase of 7.2 percent.
In China, Audi delivered a total of 642,548 cars, which is 8.4 percent fewer than the previous year, largely due to the ongoing supply bottlenecks and shortages, in particular with semiconductors, as well as production limitations due to COVID-19 restrictions.
In other markets around the world fully electric models increased by 90.2 percent, with Audi delivering a total of 160,310 cars in these markets. There was growth in the Middle East of 47.9 percent, an increase of 27.1 percent in India, and 22.2 percent increase in Taiwan.
Wortmann concludes by saying:
“Even though we’re still facing global economic challenges, we’re looking toward the future with confidence. That’s because we’re going into 2023, during which we will accelerate the transformation together, with an attractive portfolio, a large number of orders and a highly motivated team.”
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Audi