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Daimler to Add EV Production in China


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Daimler AG will begin local production of its first electric vehicle in China, the EQC SUV/crossover, later this year.

The model will be produced by Daimler’s joint venture with BAIC Motor Corp., Automotive News China reports.

The online newspaper notes that Mercedes also will launch two new piston-powered models in China: a long-wheelbase version of the AMG A35 sport sedan and the GLB three-row crossover.

Daimler’s current locally assembled product lineup comprises the GLA and GLC crossovers and stretched versions of its A-, C- and E-Class sedans. ANC says the company boosted local production 12% to 282,000 vehicles in the first half of 2019.

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