VW sells out of electric cars in US and Europe

A blue VW ID.4 in a studio

Enlarge / A 2021 VW ID.4, the brand’s battery-electric crossover. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin)

Volkswagen, the world’s second-largest electric vehicle manufacturer by volume, has “sold out” of battery-powered models in the US and Europe for this year as persistent supply chain bottlenecks hit global production.

The Wolfsburg-based group, which includes brands such as Porsche, Audi and Škoda, sold more than 99,000 electric models worldwide in the first three months of 2022 as it was hit by a shortage of semiconductors and wiring harnesses made in Ukraine.

Market leader Tesla delivered more than three times that number in the same quarter.

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