Mercedes doubles its electric car sales in the third quarter
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its third quarter 2022 earnings. Electric models are on the rise in 2021.
During the third quarter of 2022, Mercedes sold around 30,000 electric cars worldwide. This is more than double the revenue recorded over the same period in 2021.
The German manufacturer specifies that this is an increase of 115% compared to the third quarter last year. It is also an increase of 28% compared to the second quarter of this year. This number is more than Mercedes’ overall sales growth of 21%.
Electric cars account for 5.8% of Mercedes sales. Adding in smart hybrids and PHEVs, Mercedes-Benz’s electrified lineup accounts for 14.7% of its global sales.
The results for the first three quarters as a whole are even more flattering for the German manufacturer. Indeed, it has sold 75,400 electric cars worldwide in nine months. This corresponds to an increase of 126% compared to the first three quarters in 2021.
Over the first nine months of the year, sales of electric and plug-in hybrids amounted to 215,400 cars. Mercedes’ month of September was thus its most prolific in terms of electric cars, with 13,100 units.
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