The energy transition in Europe at its best. Of course, this means thatautomotive industry it must make great efforts to adapt its products to this new context by changing the traditional designs of combustion engines 100% electric cars. The first results are already visible: where, until recently, the electric car market was dominated by “special” brands such as You are here and PolestarGeneralist brands are becoming more and more popular and performing well.
The latest figures from Dataforce for the first half of 2022 shows that volkswagen group (VW, Audi, Skoda, etc.) remains on top of sales of electric vehicles on the European market with 116,307 units delivered. This is not too surprising given the strong offer of the German group.
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The most surprising is the increase of the group Stellantiswhich now takes second place with sales of 105,413 electric vehicles, ahead of Tesla (78,277) in the ranking.
Stellantis Lightning Strategy
These figures confirm the ambitious strategy of supplying electricity CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavareswhich wants to offer a wide range of electric vehicles by 2030 so that the car fleet is complete. CO2 neutral by 2038. At the same time, the portfolio of electrified models is expanding across all brands. Citroën, Peugeot, DS, Vauxhall, fiat and Jeepwhich translates into a result of sales the most important.
The Fiat 500e especially it is doing well, and in the second quarter of 2022 it was even the best-selling electric car in Europe, while in the same period it also topped the charts in Germany and Italy. At the European level, moreover, this is the first time since the end of 2020 that Tesla has had to relinquish this honor to another brand.
Other types of Stellantis electricity are also doing well in their segments. For example, Peugeot e-208 was the best-selling electric car in France in the first six months of this year, in the van segment and recreational vehicles electricity, Citroen e-Berlingo andVauxhall Combo-e also make a wonderful debut.
Tesla’s return to power
These are the first promising figures that support the ambition of the CEO of Stellantis to eventually dominate the European market electric car. This can work well, even as an analyst Matthias Schmidt notes that Tesla is currently facing a lot of tension because of several new lockdowns in China, where Example 3 and Model Y produced for Europe, time Berlin gigafactory it also had a difficult beginning.
Schmidt therefore predicts “the return of Tesla in the summer of 2022, when the restrictions of Covid-19 in China will be the same, as the production offactory in Germany will be in full power and that semiconductor supply issues it will be solved step by step. He estimates that Tesla will still be able to produce 200,000 cars in Europe in the second half of this year.
This means that the battle in the European electric car market can continue unabated. VW it can continue its momentum and will launch many new electric models. Stellantis will increase his attacks. And Tesla, of course, will do anything to save it from its difficult period to get a quick return in the near future investment.