The best selling model is by far the electric smart, which heads the registration list with 983 units registered until now, translating into a market share of 40 percent. Compared to 2012, the sales of electrically-powered smarts in Germany have increased by almost 80% percent. This impressive number is, again, not that impressive, considering this percentage translates into a few hundred cars.
Talking about the good news, Thomas Weber, who is the man in charge of the Mercedes-Benz Group Research and Car Development, had this to say:
“For us, the future of mobility has long centred on electrification. With a total of nine locally emission-free vehicles with battery or fuel cell power, Daimler AG already has the widest range of electric vehicles on the road. We are very pleased that our German competitors are bringing even more impetus to electric mobility with their own first electric vehicles.”