Mercedes-Benz triples global sales of electrified vehicles, meets EU CO2 targets in 2020
Mercedes-Benz has achieved the European CO2 targets for passengers cars last year, after more than tripled its sales of plug-in hybrids and electric cars, said Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG.
At Mercedes-Benz Cars, the xEV (electric and hybrid vehicles) share increased from 2% in 2019 to 7.4% last year. Sales of plug-in hybrids almost quadrupled to more than 115,000 units. Approximately 20,000 EQC were handed over to customers worldwide. The EQV achieved sales of about 1,700 vehicles. Deliveries of the all-electric smart models totalled approximately 27,000 units, a double-digit increase (+45.6%) compared with the previous sales record in 2019 (18,400 units).
2021 stands for the acceleration of electrification at Mercedes-Benz Cars. A total of four new Mercedes-EQ models will be presented: the EQA, EQB, EQE and EQS. The Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid family, currently consisting of more than 20 model variants, will be renewed with electrified derivatives of the C-Class and the S-Class. For 2021, Mercedes-Benz Cars expects to increase the xEV share to approximately 13%.