One of the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 epidemic was automobiles. Manufacturers, who had problems in the supply of chips, had serious problems in automobile production. This was directly reflected in the prices. In addition, the consumer who wanted to buy a new car sometimes had to wait for months due to the crisis. The latest news of the Financial Times is the kind that will leave the enthusiasm of consumers who are considering buying an electric car from the German automobile giant Volkswagen in their mouths…
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess made a statement that is important both for the company and for the consumers. According to Diess, speaking to the Financial Times, Volkswagen has consumed all its electric cars in Europe and the USA. In other words, the company has no electric cars left to sell. This statement means that consumers who want to buy Volkswagen’s electric vehicles will wait until 2023. The biggest reason for this crisis is that Volkswagen’s electric car production capacity is limited and demand is high.
Volkswagen, which sold around 100 thousand electric cars in the first quarter, is expected to continue to receive orders
According to the Financial Times, Volkswagen will continue to receive orders in the first quarter of 2022. It sold around 100,000 electric cars. Moreover, this sales figure is expected to increase at the same pace. The CEO’s statement, on the other hand, reveals that Volkswagen has reached a dead end. Moreover, Volkswagen had dreams of growth in the US market. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said in his statements a few months ago that the growth target in the US market would be possible with electric models. The latest development suggests that this target may not be realized, at least in the short term.
As a matter of fact, the news about Volkswagen did not come as a surprise. Because not only Volkswagen, but also other companies are experiencing production problems. The statements made by the industry sources during the epidemic period were that 2022 would also struggle with the chip crisis and there would be a recovery in 2023. The developments that took place reveal the accuracy of the statements made at that time.