Encouragingly, sales of the electric EQ model more than tripled to 21,900 (+210 percent) compared to the first quarter of last year.
For plug-in Hybrid cars, an increase of eight percent to 45,900 in the first quarter. In the first quarter of last year, Mercedes-Benz only sold about 3,475 PHEVs less than in 2022 – on the other hand, the manufacturer was able to increase BEV sales by around 14,800 units.
Overall, BEVs and PHEVs account for 15 percent of all Mercedes-Benz new car sales worldwide.
“In a challenging first quarter, we were able to more than triple our battery electric vehicle sales and post outstanding results with our high-end vehicle segment,” said Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG in charge. for Sales of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
“The continued strong demand for our electric vehicles across all segments and markets proves that customers want our EVs and plug-in hybrids. And with the launch of our new EQS SUV on April 19, we are accelerating our transformation even more.” said Britta Seeger