Mercedes-Benz higher its revenue of electrical powered vehicles and vans and plug-in hybrids by 37 per cent to 67,800 fashions within the preliminary quarter of 2022. Income of the absolutely electrical powered EQ variations additional than tripled to 21,900 (+210 per cent).
The plug-in hybrids reached their most interesting first quarter at any time with a rise of eight for every cent to 45,900 vehicles – although they account for the drastically bigger share of xEV product sales, development was an ideal deal decrease for the plug-in hybrids. In the same interval previous yr, Mercedes-Benz bought solely round 3,475 a lot much less PHEVs than in 2022 – in distinction, the producer was prepared to enhance product gross sales of BEVs by all-around 14,800 models.
Total, BEVs (incl. Sensible) and PHEVs now account for 15 per cent of latest automobile or truck earnings all through the world at Mercedes-Benz Automobiles and vans. In Europe, nearly each third passenger automobile purchased by Mercedes-Benz was electrified.
With a rise of 210 per cent versus Q1 2021, Mercedes has admittedly developed way more strongly than rival BMW. Nonetheless, the Munich-based principally group, which additionally simply launched its earnings figures for the primary quarter, is prematurely in absolute situations: the BMW Group despatched 35,289 BEVs among the many beginning of January and the cease of March. That’s “solely” an increase of 149.2 per cent.
A comparability of plug-in hybrids will not be achievable, as BMW didn’t file them independently in its report. That leaves a appear on the BEV shares: At BMW, 5.9 per cent of all deliveries within the initially quarter had been being purely electrical, at Mercedes, it was 4.3 for each cent.
When it comes to full gross sales throughout all journey varieties, the Stuttgart enterprise provided 501,600 fashions, a wonderful 90,000 vehicles a lot lower than BMW. As well as, the decline – due to the semiconductor bottlenecks – was higher than that of the Munich enterprise at -15 for every cent.
Mercedes doesn’t launch figures on the person e-versions. As an alternative, there may be solely the everyday assertion that income had been being “significantly characterised by the highly effective demand for the EQA, EQS and EQC fashions”.
“In a sophisticated initially quarter, we had been in a position to excess of triple our battery electrical automobile or truck earnings and posted a stellar end result with our prime rated-end automobile part,” says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Administration of Mercedes-Benz Group AG accountable for Mercedes-Benz Automobiles Income. “Ongoing highly effective need for our electrified vehicles in all segments and markets proves that prospects need our EVs und plug-in hybrids. And with the launch of our new EQS SUV on April nineteenth we additional extra speed up our transformation.”