Mercedes CEO China will be the primary market for Mercedes’ next-generation electric vehicles in 2025

Mercedes CEO China to be primary market for next-gen electric vehicles by 2025

【phoneauto News】On July 24th, phoneauto learned that Ola Källenius, CEO of Mercedes-Benz, said in an interview with German magazine Automobilwoche that China will be the key market for its electric vehicle sales in 2025. Källenius believes that in order to achieve this, Mercedes-Benz must simultaneously promote electrification and digitization. According to previous plans, by 2025, Mercedes-Benz will have three major electrification architectures in the passenger car field: AMG.EA, MB.EA, and MMA.

Mercedes-Benz EQE Pure Electric SUV

Previously, Mercedes-Benz announced its latest sales data. The data shows that in the second quarter of 2023, Mercedes-Benz sold 515,700 vehicles globally, a year-on-year increase of 6%; the cumulative sales in the first half of the year were 1,019,200 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 5%. It is worth noting that in the second quarter of this year, Mercedes-Benz sold 56,300 pure electric vehicles (EVs), a year-on-year increase of 123%; the sales of pure electric vehicles in the first half of the year were 102,600 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 121%. In the Chinese market, the sales in the second quarter were 183,600 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 12%; in the first half of 2023, Mercedes-Benz delivered more than 377,200 vehicles in China, a year-on-year increase of 6%.

In addition, Mercedes-Benz will continue to increase investment in the Chinese market. In 2023, Mercedes-Benz will launch six pure electric and plug-in hybrid models in China, including the all-new EQS pure electric SUV and the all-new EQE pure electric SUV. In late May, the all-new EQE pure electric SUV was officially launched in China, with a total of four models and a price range of 486,000 yuan to 630,600 yuan. It is reported that by the end of 2023, Mercedes-Benz’s new energy product matrix in China will reach 17 models.

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