Mercedes-Benz announces sales growth of more than 124% in 2022
We are leaving 2022 behind us, and with it comes the results of each of the car manufacturers. Today, we come to talk about Mercedes-Benz, which has closed 2022 by doubling sales of all-electric vehicles. More in detail, Mercedes-Benz, has announced sales of 117,800 units, which is 124% more than the previous period. Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Ola Källenius, said:
“2022 marks another successful year in the transformation of Mercedes-Benz: we more than doubled our BEV sales, demonstrated our great ambition in the electric sector with the 1,200 km test drive of the EQXX and achieved a new record year for Mercedes-Maybach with an increase in sales. 37%.
In 2023 we will continue our mission to offer the most desirable electric cars and further increase our BEV and Top-End sales.”
In total, Mercedes-Benz delivered 540,800 passenger cars, increasing by 17 per cent in line with 2021. The period from October to December marked the best quarter of 2022 for Top-End vehicles with sales up 14%. Even with such positive data, and as we are seeing reflected in other manufacturers’ results, the current supply crisis is hitting the automotive sector hard.
The EQS succeeded in attracting new customers to the ‘Top-End’ segment. In 2023, Mercedes-Maybach will go electric with the launch of the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV, which is expected soon. In ‘Core Luxury’,the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQE is now available in all regions, reaching 12,600 units in 2022, and can now be ordered throughout Europe. In the ‘Entry Luxury’ segment, the Mercedes-Benz EQA is the best-selling all-electric model with 33,100 units (+43%), followed by the Mercedes-Benz EQB with 24,200 units (+>1,000%).
In Europe, retail sales reached 635,100 units (+1%) with an increase in deliveries in Germany (+8%). Sales of premium vehicles in Europe increased to 17,600 units (+45%) in the fourth quarter. The share of xEVs in Europe increased to 36% driven by deliveries of EQA, EQB and plug-in hybrids.
Recall that Mercedes-Benz recently announced, on the occasion of CES 2023, its plans to create its own charging network with more than 10,000 chargers globally, in line with its goal of becoming an all-electric brand by 2030.
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