Daimler to produce EVs in China

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Daimler's subsidiary brand EQ will start to build electric cars in China. The manufacturer showcased a Concept EQ, pictured, at the Guanghzou auto show. The battery-electric vehicle has a range of 500 km.

Pointing to Chinas dynamic new-energy vehicle market, Hubertus Troska, CEO of Daimler China, confirmed his company's intent to produce EVs in China, but would not say when production would start, or how many EV models would be produced.

Daimler currently sells two EVs in China: one Smart-brand model, and one under the Denza brand, which it operates with local partner BYD Co. The manufacturer also sells plug-in hybrid versions in China of the Mercedes C- and S-class sedans and GLE crossover.    

Image: Daimler

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 11:15Frank JacobsGreen and SafetyEurope
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