Group Daimler will abandon the Electric First postulate in favor of the new EV only concept. This is reported by the German edition Automobilwoche, citing sources in the Daimler leadership. There is no exact date for the complete renunciation of internal combustion engines, but after 2030, gasoline, diesel and hybrid Mercedes will survive only in certain markets. Revised strategy should be presented Oloy Kallenius July 22 at the Strategy Day conference. Among other brands, total electrification has already been announced Smart (2020), Jaguar (2025), Opel/Vauxhall (2028), Volvo (2030), Bentley (2030), Ford (2030), Audi (2033), Honda (2040).
In the first half of 2021, Mercedes-Benz sold 1,182,724 vehicles worldwide (+ 25.1%). The share of plug-in hybrids and electric cars more than quadrupled, reaching 121,500 units (+ 305%) and accounted for 10.3% of the total. The EQA, EQC and EQV models have sold over 19,000 units (+ 469.4%), and about 39,000 EVs (+ 291.4%) were sold. The company emphasizes that, despite the “very high demand”, supplies were “significantly limited” due to deficit semiconductors. The most popular Mercedes in the world was the SUV GLCfollowed by “Czech” and “Eshka”.
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