Mercedes Hopes EVs Will Bring Sales Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels

Mercedes-Benz plans to sell about 350,000 vehicles in the United States in 2023, and at least 45,000 of them will be all-electric. it expects that around half of the vehicles sold in the US will be electric.


At the company's national dealer meeting earlier this month, the information was revealed. Mercedes sold 357,729 vehicles in the US (commercial vehicles included) in 2019.


That's approximately what they hope to achieve and possibly surpass in 2023. The company's sales dropped to 324,70 in 2020 and 329,665 in 2021 as a result of the pandemic that affected everyone at the time.


Mercedes' US market share actually grew from 2.07 percent in 2019 to 2.20 percent in 2021, despite a decline in sales.


Trying to catch up to and eventually surpass Tesla, the automaker won't sell its smallest electric vehicle, the EQA (pictured above), in the US, but will offer the slightly larger EQB (pictured below) as its base electric vehicle.


The GLB can be had as a seven-seater, and it looks like an SUV (the EQA looks like a tall hatchback), but it is based on the GLB, so it will be interesting to see how it will be perceived among the many bespoke EVs it will face.


Following the first EQC, the EQA is the second important electric Mercedes not coming to the US. The EQV, the electric version of the V-Class known as the Metris, was also not sold in the US,


EQE and EQS will be the big arrivals for Mercedes' US lineup, both of which will be available as sedans and SUVs. However, the EQS sedan is actually a liftback, while the EQE sedan is a true sedan,


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