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Porsche and Mercedes-Benz Halt Production Lines

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is straining the German automakers’ component supplies

  • The Ukraine war is further affecting part supplies.

  • Porsche has paused Taycan output.

  • Mercedes puts a hold on the S-Class and EQS.

Both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, among other automakers, are once more faced with parts and component shortages. This time, the Ukraine war is cited as the root cause for production pauses.

2022 Porsche Taycan | Photo: Porsche

The two premium German brands are joining BMW, Mini, and Volkswagen, all of which have been forced to idle plants across Europe. At the moment, March 18th is the project date for a return to normal activities however that could change at any moment.

One of the main missing parts of wiring harnesses which were made in Ukraine. Part production was halted once Russia invaded the country according to Automotive News Europe.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has halted S-Class and EQS production at its Sindelfingen plant near Stuttgart. Benz’s neighbours, Porsche, deferred Taycan output at its Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory. The 911 and 718, also assembled here, are not affected by the stoppage. Porsche had already paused Macan SUV and Panamera sedan production at their Leipzig plant.

Porsche specified that about 200 Taycans will not be built. Over at Mercedes, no such detail has been disclosed.

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