With Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, Daimler Shoots to Top of Electric Vehicle Sales Chart in Germany
In the first half of 2013, Daimler claims it dominated the German electric vehicle market by grabbing a 42% overall share.
The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive was king for Daimler with 983 units sold in the first six months of 2013. In fact, sales of the electric Fortwo alone accounted for a 40% share of the German electric vehicle market in the first half of 2013.
For Smart, the 983 Fortwo electrics sold in the first half of 2013 represent an 80% increase compared to the same period in 2012.
With the Fortwo Electric Drive accounting for almost all of Daimler’s electric vehicle sales in Germany, only a few sales were likely tallied by the rest of Daimler’s electric lineup, which include the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive and perhaps a few fleet sales of the B-Class Electric Drive.
Daimler doesn’t provide specific sales figures for its other electric offerings outside of the Fortwo Electric Drive, so we’re not completely sure where the remaining 2% of the German market share figure comes from.