Mercedes-Benz reports a significant surge in its electric vehicle (EV) sales. According to a recent press release, the company witnessed a remarkable 123% increase in battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales, totaling 56,300 units in the second quarter of 2023.
Overall, Mercedes-Benz Cars experienced a 6% growth in sales during Q2, reaching a total of 515,700 units. The positive momentum extended to the first half of the year, with a 5% increase in sales, resulting in a total of 1,019,200 units sold. The demand for both BEVs and high-end segment vehicles played a vital role in these encouraging results, with particularly strong performance observed in Germany and the United States.
The second quarter was particularly noteworthy for Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, which witnessed a significant surge in BEV sales. The company sold 56,300 units of electric vehicles during this period, marking an impressive 123% growth compared to the same quarter in the previous year. The surge in sales was driven by the demand for models such as the EQA (with a 73% increase), EQB (with an 83% increase), and EQE Sedan (with a remarkable 157% increase). In the first half of 2023, global BEV sales reached 102,600 units, reflecting a substantial 121% rise.
As a result of these positive developments, BEVs now make up 11% of Mercedes-Benz’s overall sales year-to-date. Notably, in the US market, the share of battery electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz reached 16% by the end of June, a significant improvement compared to the 3% share observed in the first half of 2022. The automaker credits part of this success to its recent announcement about granting North American customers access to the Tesla Supercharger network, which further supported the transition to EVs.
Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales, expressed her satisfaction with these impressive results. She emphasized the company’s commitment to sustainable growth and highlighted the increased sales across all main regions and segments, particularly in the electric and top-end vehicle categories. Seeger also mentioned the introduction of exciting new products like the new E-Class and CLE, and the ongoing transformation of the sales network, including the successful implementation of the direct sales model in Germany, Turkey, and the UK.
Mercedes-Benz’s outstanding performance in the EV market underscores the growing demand for electric vehicles and the success of the company’s electric vehicle lineup. As the automotive industry continues its shift towards sustainable mobility, Mercedes-Benz seems to be well-positioned to capitalize on this trend with its expanding range of desirable electric vehicles.