BEIJING -- German automaker Volkswagen Group delivered 5,800 VW ID series electric vehicles in China, the world's largest car market, in July, up from almost 3,000 the month before, it said on Thursday.
Volkswagen has a China sales target for ID series EVs of between 80,000 and 100,000 this year, depending on chip deliveries, and is sticking with that forecast, a company spokesperson told Reuters.
Volkswagen is making and selling ID.4 and ID.6 crossovers at two Chinese joint ventures. It will also roll out ID.3 cars later this year.
Company sources told Reuters in June that Volkswagen's ID series - the backbone of its EV ambitions to overtake Tesla Inc. in 2025 - is off to a worryingly slow start in China.
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said last month it must change its approach to how it sells EVs in China.
Local EV rival Nio Inc. delivered 7,931 vehicles in July, while Xpeng Inc. sold 8,040 EVs.