Chip Shortage Slows Car Production

markjay

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Good point, you would hope that MB is allocating any stock of unobtainable items evenly based on demand regardless of powertrain, but I wouldn't put it past them (or any car manufacturer) to divert stock EVs; given that's where the new technology is and possibly the highest margins in car sales.

I think the issue for 'catch-up' manufacturer (those who are trying to catch-up with Tesla) is that they will not want to miss out on the opportunity to establish themselves in the market as mainstream EV suppliers. So now is not a good time for them to not have cars available for customers buying their first EV...
 

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It would be interesting to know if MB prioritised getting EVs built and shipped to customers, over ICE cars.
Think this could well apply to "crossover " models----EV or hybrid versions of existing ICE models. May not apply to new platform EV models which may be floor-up new designs with new assembly lines????
 

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