Mercedes-Benz’s Electrifying Success: Record-Breaking BEV Sales in Q2 2023

July 17th, 2023 by


In the second quarter of 2023, Mercedes-Benz recorded a total of 77,287 car sales in the United States, reflecting a slight decline of 2.3 percent compared to the previous year. When factoring in commercial van sales, the overall figure reaches 96,019 units, marking a 2.8 percent decrease compared to the same period last year.

Nevertheless, the luxury German automaker has ample cause for celebration, as its all-electric car sales are experiencing a remarkable surge, achieving a new all-time record.

During the second quarter, Mercedes-Benz witnessed a substantial increase in all-electric car sales, totaling 11,927 units, representing a remarkable 509 percent year-over-year growth. These electric vehicle sales accounted for a noteworthy 15.4 percent of the brand’s overall car sales during the same period.

The robust growth in all-electric car sales can be directly attributed to the successful launch of several new models, notably the locally produced EQE SUV and EQS SUV. These two models have emerged as the most popular Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in the lineup, driving the significant surge in sales.

Dimitris Psillakis, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA commented:

“We are very encouraged by the exponential demand of our electric vehicle line-up and Top-End offerings. Especially, the EQS SUV and EQE SUV, both proudly manufactured in Alabama, continue to advance our electric offensive and welcome new customers to the Mercedes-Benz brand.”

In the last quarter, Mercedes-Benz witnessed impressive sales figures for its EQ lineup:

  • Mercedes-Benz EQB: 1,867 units (new model)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQE Sedan: 1,682 units (new model)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV: 2,845 units (new model)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan: 2,456 units (up 25% from the previous quarter)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV: 3,077 units (new model)

Collectively, these exceptional sales led to a total of 11,927 units of EQ vehicles sold in the last quarter, marking an extraordinary 509 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Notably, the EQ series accounted for an impressive 15.4 percent share of the brand’s total car sales during the quarter. This remarkable performance reflects the growing popularity and demand for Mercedes-Benz’s electric vehicle lineup.

The automaker has also witnessed a remarkable surge in its Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) sales in the United States during Q2 2023.

Year-to-date in 2023, Mercedes-Benz has sold a total of 19,268 electric vehicles under its EQ series, representing a remarkable 376 percent increase compared to the same period last year. This impressive growth accounts for nearly 14 percent of the brand’s total car volume, signifying a substantial shift towards electric mobility among consumers.

The individual sales figures for the Mercedes-Benz EQ models are as follows:

  • Mercedes-Benz EQB: 3,404 units (new model)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQE Sedan: 2,990 units (new model)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV: 2,845 units (new model)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan: 4,539 units (up 12% from the previous year)
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV: 5,490 units (new model)

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