Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, also expects to suffer from chip shortages in the second half of this year. As a result, fewer Mercedes will be sold this year than the German concern initially expected.
In a report for the second quarter, Daimler predicts that it will sell as many passenger cars of the Mercedes-Benz brand this year as in 2020. The car manufacturer previously counted on delivering significantly more cars than in the corona year. Almost all major car brands have had to scale down production this year because they couldn’t get enough semiconductors. Due to the corona pandemic, many people had to buy electronics for home work at a rapid pace and servers and telecom networks were used more intensively. All that technology requires chips, which created scarcity. The disappointing expectations for car sales are not necessarily bad news …
Source: AutoWeek by www.autoweek.nl.
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