Mercedes-Benz Doubles Its Electric Car Sales For 2022
The opulent German automaker, Mercedes-Benz, has reported 496,400 global car sales during the second quarter of this year, which is a decrease of %16 less than a year ago. This figure encompasses the company’s passenger vehicles (490,000 – down 16%). However, the popular car manufacturer explained that the demand is still strong and that deliveries have experienced obstacles involving semiconductor shortages and logistical obstructions caused by lockdowns related to the pandemic.
During this period, Mercedes-Benz delivered 65,400 plug-in cars at a slight growth rate of 2 percent year-over-year (YOY). The exciting news is that sales for fully electric cars nearly doubled to 23,500. The rationale behind the low growth overall is a significant decrease in sales for plug-in hybrid cars.
Global Mercedes-Benz plug-in car sales in Q2 2022 (preliminary numbers, together with BEVs or battery-electric vehicles):
- BEVs: 23,500 (up 90 percent)
- PHEVs: 41,900 (down 19 percent)
- Total plug-ins: 65,400 (up 2 percent)
Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, who is head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales said:
“Customer demand remains high. This is an honor and obligation for us. We are making every effort to fulfill customer expectations, despite the current supply restrictions. The electric ramp-up is gaining traction: Sales of our fully electric vehicles increased by more than 90 percent in Q2 and even 134 percent in the first half of 2022. It shows that we offer compelling electric vehicles that our customers desire.”
During the first half of the year, about 139,600 plug-in Mercedes-Benz cars were sold:
- BEVs: 45,400 (up 134 percent)
- PHEVs: 94,200 (down 9 percent)
- Total plug-ins: 139,600 (up 14 percent)
The sales dominant carmaker made it known that the Mercedes-Benz EQS sales made it to 8,500 during the first half of the year.
At the same time, production for the EQE is shooting up, while the EQS SUV model is on the ball for market launch during the year’s second half.
In Q2 2022, Mercedes-Benz EQA sales increased more than 50 percent to nearly 7,000, while the Mercedes-Benz EQB accounted for 5,500 units.
As claimed by Mercedes-Benz, during the first half of the year in Europe, they already had nearly a third of its volume made up by plug-ins (30 percent out of 305,300). That totals to about 91,600 cars, meaning that outside of Europe, the automaker sold over 48,000 plug-ins (or nearly 7 percent of the total volume). In France and the Netherlands, plug-ins shares are 39 percent and 43 percent, respectively.
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