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Mercedes-Benz suggests it met European fleet common CO2 targets on passenger cars for 2020 and

Mercedes-Benz suggests it met European fleet common CO2 targets on passenger cars for 2020 and has documented a robust rise in revenue of electrified vehicles.

The business said important development in electrifed auto revenue was made in 2020, with a steep maximize in xEV deliveries: Additional than 160,000 plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles were offered by Mercedes-Benz Cars worldwide (+228.eight%), including about 87,000 models in the fourth quarter.

“We additional than tripled revenue of our plug-in hybrids and all-electric powered cars. Demand from customers for these vehicles elevated sharply, in particular to the finish of the calendar year. Our interior forecasts for 2020 show that we will have realized the European CO2 targets for passenger cars final calendar year. We will keep on to force ahead with our ‘Electric first’ system and the further enlargement of our electric powered model initiative. Dependent on our present knowledge, we assume to fulfill the CO2 targets in Europe once more in 2021,” said Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG.

At Mercedes-Benz Cars, the xEV share elevated from 2% in 2019 to seven.four% final calendar year. Product sales of plug-in hybrids pretty much quadrupled to additional than a hundred and fifteen,000 models. Around twenty,000 EQC  were handed above to prospects worldwide. The EQV achieved revenue of about one,700 vehicles. Deliveries of the all-electric powered good styles totalled about 27,000 models, a robust double-digit maximize (+45.six%) when compared with the prior revenue file in 2019 (eighteen,400 models).

In 2021 four new Mercedes-EQ styles will be offered: the EQA, EQB, EQE and EQS. The Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid family members, currently consisting of additional than twenty model variants, will be renewed with electrified derivatives of the C-Course and the S-Course. For 2021, Mercedes-Benz Cars expects to maximize the xEV share to about 13%.

In spite of the main issues posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz shipped additional than two million cars for the fifth consecutive calendar year. By innovative digitization in revenue and provider, Mercedes-Benz said it was ready to respond to the speedily modifying problem and the many regulatory necessities all through the pandemic. With revenue of 2,164,187 units (-seven.5%), Mercedes-Benz ‘maintained its primary international place when compared with its main competitors’.

“2020 placed fantastic needs on us as a society. For Mercedes-Benz, the basic safety and wellbeing of our prospects is our leading priority. Dealerships and revenue companions were ready to fulfill the diverse buyer necessities with innovative, electronic and contactless buyer advice. We are delighted that our styles keep on to be so well known in these difficult situations. The new S-Course in specific is inspiring and intriguing, as can by now be seen from the high number of additional than 40,000 orders worldwide,” said Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG accountable for Advertising and Product sales.

Mercedes-Benz benefited from the ongoing recovery in several marketplaces in the 2nd 50 percent of the calendar year. one,024,315 models were offered in the Asia-Pacific region (+four.seven%). The primary revenue driver was China, with an unparalleled recovery: because of to a double-digit advancement of eleven.seven%, a new revenue file with 774,382 models was realized. In the Europe region, the brand name shipped 784,183 passenger cars final calendar year (-16.four%), whilst in Germany, Mercedes-Benz offered a total of 286,108 cars (-10.one%). Product sales in the North America region totalled 317,592 models (-14.seven%). Mercedes-Benz shipped 274,916 cars in the USA last calendar year (-13.%). All round, the biggest marketplaces for Mercedes-Benz were China, Germany and the United states, adopted by Great Britain and South Korea.

Final calendar year, the S-Course selection offered about 60,000 models (-seventeen.2%). The compamy said orders for the new S-Course, offered by Mercedes-Benz in September, are at additional than 40,000, by now exceeding the get ingestion following the revenue start out of its predecessor. A total of about 691,000 compact cars (A-Course, A-Course Saloon, B-Course, CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake, GLA and GLB) were shipped worldwide (+three.six%). Product sales of SUVs (GLA, GLB, GLC, GLC Coupé, EQC, GLE, GLE Coupé, GLS and G-Course) were about 885,000 vehicles (+twelve.9%). The GLE (+32.three%) and GLS (+21.one%) in specific savored high buyer need. The most effective-offering model of Mercedes-Benz was the GLC with about 320,000 models.

The Mercedes-AMG sports and high-overall performance brand name offered 125,129 vehicles worldwide (-5.three%). A new revenue file and a advancement of one.5% was realized in the United states, the brand’s biggest market. Furthermore, a new file was also realized in the important advancement market of China (+32.three%). The United states, Germany, China, Japan and Australia were AMG’s biggest marketplaces.

A total of 38,391 vehicles of the Smart brand were handed above to prospects (-67.one%). The biggest market for good was Germany: There, robust need for all-electric powered styles was substantially boosted by the German authorities subsidy, which led to doubled electric powered good deliveries (+104.9%).

Mercedes-Benz Vans revenue for industrial use

In spite of COVID-19 related lockdowns in numerous nations, in the fourth quarter Mercedes-Benz Vans was ready to match the high stage of the prior-calendar year time period with revenue of its industrial styles: 103,892 Sprinter vans, Vitos, Vito Tourers and Citans were offered in that time period. 325.771 Sprinter vans, Vitos, Vito Tourers and Citans were offered in the whole calendar year, down by eight.9% when compared with 2019. At the exact time, the launch of the eVito in more marketplaces and the market launch of the eSprinter additional than tripled revenue of electric vehicles.

“We are getting into the new calendar year with self-confidence, as we realized quite robust revenue figures in the final two quarters. Nevertheless, because of to the international pandemic and quite a few lockdowns, we saw a lessen in revenue of our vans. Our electric powered vans are making a good contribution to device revenue. We shipped a total of pretty much six,two hundred electric powered vans worldwide. In Europe, we are the market chief in the segments of electric powered mid-size and huge vans, just about every with a market share of additional than just one 3rd,” said Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.