Daimler to Add EV Production in China
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.
Dan Nicholson is vice president of General Motors Global Propulsion Systems, the organization that had been “GM Powertrain” for 24 years.
The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).
Sandy Munro and his team of engineers and costing analysts at Munro & Associates were contacted by UBS Research—an arm of the giant banking and investment firm—and asked whether it was possible to do a teardown and cost assessment of the Chevrolet Bolt EV.