Suara.com – Mercedes-Benz posted sales of 160,000 units of electric cars throughout 2020. Interestingly, the sales of this German car occurred in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With these achievements, sales of Mercedes-Benz electric cars grew by 228.8 percent compared to the previous year. And 87,000 of them were actually sold in the fourth quarter.
Chairman of the Management Board of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, Ola Kaellenius said that the demand for these vehicles is increasing sharply, especially towards the end of the year.
“We more than tripled sales of plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars,” said Ola Kaellenius. Insideevs.
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At Mercedes-Benz Cars, xEV’s share increased from 2 percent in 2019 to 7.4 percent in 2020. Sales of plug-in hybrid models nearly quadrupled to more than 115,000 units.
About 20,000 units of EQC (combined electricity consumption: 21.5 kWh per 100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g per km) have been delivered to customers worldwide.
Deliveries of Mercedes-Benz electric cars totaled around 27,000 units, a strong double-digit increase (+45.6 percent) over the previous sales record in 2019 (18,400 units).
For 2021, Mercedes-Benz Cars hopes to increase xEV’s share to around 13 percent.
The plan is that there will be four new models ready to be launched, including those specifically powered by electricity with the Mercedes-EQ label, namely EQA, EQB, EQE and EQS.
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The Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid family, which currently consists of more than 20 model variants, is ready to be updated with electric derivatives from the C-Class and S-Class.
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