hallcp
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Historical sales figures for B-Class in the US

Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:38 am

I just came across this website:

http://carsalesbase.com/us-car-sales-da ... z-b-class/

Which shows car sales, in particular that URL shows US electric B-Class sales for the last few years.

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I did a screen grab because there were too many numbers to copy & paste. So it looks like total US Sales averaged 50 cars per month from late 2015 through early 2018. The peak in 2014 was 278 cars in May with numbers around 200 or so otherwise earlier that year.

I knew there weren't many B's around, but it's kind of stark to see the real numbers. I'm amazed my local dealer services it at all, but perhaps it's because they also sold Smart Cars and there were some electric models of those too.

But don't expect any 3rd party products for this model, not with numbers this tiny! Sales of Bolts, Volts and even i3's are at least 10x greater.

JeffRay
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Re: Historical sales figures for B-Class in the US

Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:11 pm

Charles,

I read somewhere that MB only made enough to comply with state requirements for low emission vehicles, so called compliance vehicles. Not to say that these cars flew off the lot which they did not. There was very little marketing and dealers were stuffed with a few. Part of this strategy was to get dealers used to hybrids and electrics which were coming down the pike. Someone told me that each MB dealer was required to have a trained service technician on the B250e.

Fully expect MB to market the EQC and sell as many as they can make.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

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