Sales of electric cars and vans play a big part in Mercedes Benz success so far this year

Mercedes-Benz Cars have announced that worldwide sales for the second quarter of 2021 were up 27 percent totalling 581,201 units. Sales for the first half of the year totalled 1,182,724. The most impressive part of these figures is that around 121,500 were xEVs (plug-in-hybrids and all-electric cars). This is an increase of 305 percent, showing the plug-in revolution is continuing to gain traction.

In total, xEVs made up 10.3 percent of Mercedes-Benz’s total car sales in the first half of 2021. Around 39,000 all-electric zero-emissions vehicles were delivered from January to June. This is an increase of 291.4 percent. This included more than 19,000 units of the EQA, EQC and EQV models, which is a 469.4 percent increase.

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Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes‑Benz, said: “The positive feedback we received about the EQS following its world premiere and our strong electric vehicle (EV) sales momentum is proof that Mercedes-EQ is just at the beginning of its electric success story.”

In Q2 2021, commercial vans sales from Mercedes-Benz Vans grew by 37 percent compared to 2020, despite the worldwide shortage of supply in certain semiconductor components. Growth was particularly high in Latin America and Europe, where eSprinter and eVito contributed strongly to the growth in predominantly all European markets.

Total electric van sales rose more than sixfold. Once again this is an impressive figure and shows that more businesses are switching to zero-emissions commercial vehicles.

Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “We are successfully implementing our strategy in line with our aim of establishing a leadership position for vans in the field of electro-mobility. Sales of more than 2,400 electrified vans in the second quarter help to underline this goal.

“In May, we presented the concept EQT which met with very positive feedback from media and customers. Our future generation of small vans will complete our electric product range in 2022.”

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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