Of these, 48,936 were battery-electric passenger cars of the Mercedes-EQ brand - an increase of 154.8 percent. In 2020 as a whole, there were 48,700 battery-electric cars across all Group brands - i.e. including Smart cars and vans. With the 99,301 BEVs now sold, Daimler has virtually doubled its sales of battery-electric cars.
Mercedes doesn't give exact figures for plug-in hybrids in the memo, but conversely there must have been around 128,000 part-time electric cars - compared to around 110,000 PHEVs in 2020. While the range of battery-electric cars is still being expanded, Mercedes-Benz Cars has all models on the market as plug-in hybrids too, with the exception of the G-Class. There are no plug-in hybrids in the vans, but there are battery-electric versions.
The sales share of electrified cars is thus around 9.5 percent, compared with 7.4 percent in 2020. Mercedes was thus able to grow, but at a slower pace than planned: at the beginning of 2021, an "xEV share" of 13 percent was proclaimed for the year as a whole - Daimler has combined BEVs and PHEVs under this designation in the past, but the Group is currently no longer using this abbreviation.