The automotive industry is going through strange days. This has led to the forced closure of many production lines around the world and the problem of delays in the delivery of products, and this factor has also disrupted the supply and demand in the market and caused a sharp rise in the price of some certain cars. As a result, the situation is almost similar to the situation of domestic automakers in Iran.
Recently, Mercedes-Benz of Germany announced that due to the lack of chips, it will deliver a large part of its orders to its customers with a delay of more than a year.
“Demand for the Mercedes-Benz brand is very high, but there are severe constraints,” said Colnius, CEO of Daimler Automotive Group.
Currently, Mercedes-Benz and BMW believe that the chip shortage may not be completely eliminated by the end of 2023. However, there will probably be fewer problems next year.
Earlier, there were reports that the V8 would not be available in the United States due to a shortage of media chips, but Mercedes said it had been forced to temporarily suspend the V8 in North America due to quality problems.
AMG CEO Philipp Schimmerf has announced that due to the high demand for V8 models, these products will be offered by Mercedes-Benz for another 10 years. However, the EU market is likely to ban the sale of V8 cars in the next few years due to severe environmental conditions.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is currently being traded at exorbitant prices in the United States, and one of the reasons for the high price is the cessation of supply of this product to this market.
Chip shortages have become major news in the auto industry, yet some, including Ilan Mask, believe the issue will be resolved soon with the end of the Corona epidemic around the world.