Mercedes-Benz seemed to have a very positive sales figure within the first half of 2021 which totaled up to 1,182,724 passenger cars around the globe. That translates to a 25.1% increase compared to the previous half, and they've actually set new reconds in some markets around the world, particularly in China.
Around 121,500 units sold were of the plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and all-electric models (EV) which translates to over three times the amount sold in the previous half. The global demand for Mercedes-Benz cars seemed to be on a rise as the second quarter of 2021 resulted in over half a million units successfully delivered to customers (27% increase compared to the same period of 2020).
Mercedes-Benz also claimed that the numbers could've better if they didn't have to face the semiconductor component shortage which not only affected their production, but also other manufacturers in the automotive industry. Although the numbers are increasing due to global demands, the component shortage will most likely affect their sales for the second half of 2021.
According to Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes‑Benz AG, "Great customer demand for our Mercedes-Benz models propelled our double-digit growth in the first half of 2021. Order intake levels remain high supported by the popularity of the new S-Class, the xEVs and the sales launch of the new C-Class in many markets."
When asked about the sales regarding the brand's EQA, EQC and EQV models, Seeger commented "The positive feedback we received about the EQS following its world premiere and our strong EV sales momentum is proof that Mercedes-EQ is just at the beginning of its electric success story."