Mercedes-Benz Delays Car Delivery Due to Chip Crisis: Report

The global automotive industry is under pressure due to the chip crisis. Since the beginning of 2021, the pandemic-hit automobile industry has witnessed a serious chip shortage. This has led some automakers to cut production, close factories and delay vehicle delivery.

Mercedes-Benz Frankfurter Allgemeinezeitung reports that it has become the latest car maker to feel the heat.

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German luxury car makers are reported to have revealed a waiting period for Mercedes cars. As the car manufacturer said, the waiting period can be more than a year.

Oracarenius, head of Mercedes-Benz, reportedly said that the demand for Mercedes cars was huge and at the same time severely restricted. He also said that some models have much longer wait times, sometimes more than a year.

With two German luxury car giants, Mercedes-Benz BMWDue to the underlying effects of the coronavirus pandemic, it is unlikely that the global chip crisis will disappear until 2023. However, the two automakers believe that the impact of chip shortages on car production will be less severe in 2023 than this year.

The global chip crisis has affected production schedules in the automotive industry for most of 2021. Just a few months ago, the industry was slowly recovering from supply chain problems, but the surge in Covid-19 cases in Southeast Asia has once again hit the recovery process.

As a result, auto assembly plants around the world are producing fewer vehicles, are idle, or frequently announce production vacations. Toyota, One of the world’s largest automakers is feeling the impact of a semiconductor shortage last month. Japanese car companies had to suspend production at factories in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other parts of the world. Mercedes-Benz Delays Car Delivery Due to Chip Crisis: Report

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