A Mercedes-Benz AG EQC luxury electric car pictured in Seoul, South Korea, on June 9. In Beijing, a showroom once full of the new electric SUVs had just a single model left as a persistent chip shortage continues to hit carmakers. Photo: Bloomberg A Mercedes-Benz AG EQC luxury electric car pictured in Seoul, South Korea, on June 9. In Beijing, a showroom once full of the new electric SUVs had just a single model left as a persistent chip shortage continues to hit carmakers. Photo: Bloomberg
A Mercedes-Benz AG EQC luxury electric car pictured in Seoul, South Korea, on June 9. In Beijing, a showroom once full of the new electric SUVs had just a single model left as a persistent chip shortage continues to hit carmakers. Photo: Bloomberg

Chip shortage restricts China’s car production, leaving showrooms empty, but local brands are faring better

  • Car output fell 6.8 per cent in May to 2 million vehicles, but local brands with lower sales have better weathered the semiconductor shortage
  • Wait times for certain car models have jumped from weeks to months

Topic |   Semiconductors
A Mercedes-Benz AG EQC luxury electric car pictured in Seoul, South Korea, on June 9. In Beijing, a showroom once full of the new electric SUVs had just a single model left as a persistent chip shortage continues to hit carmakers. Photo: Bloomberg A Mercedes-Benz AG EQC luxury electric car pictured in Seoul, South Korea, on June 9. In Beijing, a showroom once full of the new electric SUVs had just a single model left as a persistent chip shortage continues to hit carmakers. Photo: Bloomberg
A Mercedes-Benz AG EQC luxury electric car pictured in Seoul, South Korea, on June 9. In Beijing, a showroom once full of the new electric SUVs had just a single model left as a persistent chip shortage continues to hit carmakers. Photo: Bloomberg
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