Currently reading: Mercedes-Benz prioritises electric cars in profit push
The German manufacturer expects sales of its electric cars to double through 2023

Mercedes-Benz anticipates that its "top-end" car sales will grow over the next year as it launches a series of luxurious electric models – despite forecasting a stabilisation in overall vehicle deliveries. 

The key drivers of this high-end push will be the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV (priced from £129,170) and its more opulent Maybach counterpart, the firm said in a statement.

It expects that these arrivals – as well as those of other electric models, such as the £90,560 EQE SUV – will help it to double BEV sales through 2023.

This push to more expensive – and more profitable – models has been bountiful for Mercedes-Benz: its average sale last year was worth €72,900 (£65,000), up 43% compared with 2019’s €51,000 (£45,500).

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