Change is underway at the Stuttgart-based German automotive behemoth. Mercedes has introduced that it has sold 30,000 electric vehicles in the third quarter of 2022, as the German large races towards time to seize the Silicon Valley-based electric competitors. This represents a rise of 115 per cent year-on-year in gross sales. Mercedes’ total gross sales additionally grew 21 p.c, regardless of the worldwide semiconductor disaster and elevated inflation.
Electric vehicles outpaced development at Mercedes-Benz, and analysts say luxurious carmakers like the Stuttgart-based large are finest positioned to climate the storm, regardless of international challenges.
Mercedes board member Britta Seeger mentioned, “In a difficult enterprise setting – outlined primarily by ongoing semiconductor shortages – we proceed to see robust demand for Mercedes-Benz, ensuing in the strongest gross sales quarter ever this yr. ”
Mercedes can also be adopting vertical integration because it begins to develop its personal charging community. It is now at the 850,000 mark globally, up 70 p.c from the similar time in 2021.
As of 2022, Mercedes has sold 75,400 electric vehicles, of which 30,000 got here in a quarter. Its finest promoting EV is the EQA, which has sold 14,900 models. Its gross sales have additionally grown by 29 per cent year-on-year.
It has EQB which accounts for 10 per cent of the gross sales and has not too long ago launched EQE, EQS and EQS SUVs. In September alone, Mercedes-Benz sold 13,100 EVs.
“With the EQS SUV and the EQE SUV, which is celebrating its premiere in Paris on 16 October, our prospects can select from a totally electric car throughout each phase that Mercedes-Benz has to supply,” mentioned Seeger.