Chatting with reporters at a roundtable occasion forward of the Munich Motor Present (Germany), Mr. Kallenius identified that the influence of the disaster will proceed for some time longer.
“A number of chip suppliers have talked about a structural difficulty with demand,” mentioned Mr. Kallenius. This might have an effect on 2022 and probably even 2023.”
Daimler lately introduced that it expects third-quarter gross sales to be considerably decrease because of the unfavorable influence of the chip disaster. Nevertheless, Kallenius additionally expects its chip provide to enhance within the fourth quarter.
The chip disaster is happening at a delicate time as Daimler is actively transitioning to electrification. On the Munich auto present, the German automaker showcased production-ready fashions Mercedes-Benz EQE and the EQB SUV in addition to the Good Idea and Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV Idea. The Mercedes-Benz EQG Idea was additionally launched together with the reveal of the upcoming all-electric G-Class with four motors.
Late final week, Basic Motors additionally introduced that the chip disaster had compelled it to cease manufacturing at most of its meeting crops in North America together with the CAMI Meeting plant in Canada, San Luis Potosi in Mexico and Lansing Delta Township Meeting, Spring Hill Meeting./.