Mercedes-Benz Cars sold 65,400 BEVs and PHEVs in the second quarter (incl. Smart). That is two per cent more than in the same quarter of the previous year. But: Within the electric vehicles, the purely battery-electric cars have made significant gains.
In the same period, sales of purely electric EQ models rose by 90 per cent to 23,500 vehicles. However, this also means that with 41,900 vehicles sold in Q2, plug-in hybrids still have the upper hand. Mercedes does not break down the sales figures by individual model series.
This also applies to the cumulative sales in Q1 and Q2: In the entire first half of the year, Mercedes-Benz sold 139,600 plug-in vehicles (+14 per cent), 45,400 of which were BEVs (+134 per cent). The fact that overall sales did not grow more strongly is also due to the global problems with the supply of semiconductors – the delivery times for new electric Mercedes models have increased, as they have for the competition.
Across all drive types, Mercedes sales actually fell 16 per cent to 490,000 vehicles in the second quarter. “Mercedes-Benz deliveries of passenger cars reached 490,000 units (-16%) between April and June as COVID-19 lockdown measures and a shortage of semiconductor components constrained supplies. Customer demand remained strong across all regions and segments, particularly for Top-End Luxury and electric vehicles,” the manufacturer wrote.
However, these figures also mean that with 23,500 BEVs delivered, the share of total Mercedes-Benz sales is 4.8 per cent. If you add the PHEVs, 13.3 per cent of all new Mercedes still have a charging connection.
“Customer demand remains high. This is an honour and obligation for us. We are making every effort to fulfil customer expectations, despite the current supply restrictions,” says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales. “The electric ramp up is gaining traction: Sales of our fully electric vehicles increased by more than 90% in Q2 and even 134% in the first half of 2022. It shows that we offer compelling electric vehicles that our customers desire.”
Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered a total of 3,100 eSprinters and eVito to customers in the second quarter (+97 per cent). In addition, there were around 800 units of the EQV, which are already included in the sales figures of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
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