Daimler considers reining in China its new factory battery

Mercedes Generation EQ Concept

Daimler discusses the pros and cons of building a factory of batteries for its electric vehicles in China.

a few weeks Ago revealing that Daimler will invest 10,000 million euros for the development of electric cars. Since the last Paris motor show 2016 we know that the group automobile German (whose main brands are Mercedes-Benz, Smart and Maybach) is immersed in a revolution internal to the development, manufacture and marketing of an entire family of electric vehicles anticipated by the Mercedes Generation EQ Concept.

To bring to fruition their plans on electric mobility is concerned, Daimler will need an entire infrastructure to produce both the vehicles and the batteries that use these new electric models. According to a statement made by Hubertus Troska, member of the board of directors of Daimler, is being studied China as one of the possible sites for its new factory battery.

sales of the models of Mercedes in China are working very well, and it is in what we carry of year have grown on 28% in comparison with the same period last year. It is for this reason that, according to Troska, the local production and marketing of their new electric cars, can help the mark of the star to continue to grow in the “asian giant”.

Mercedes Generation EQ Concept

For the year 2025, Mercedes-Benz will have in his range more than 10 vehicles to 100% electric.

In the words of Troska, the construction of a factory of batteries in China is “one of the options being studied”. Despite this, the high office of the German group, points out that there is not yet a decision taken, so any option is viable at the moment. Recall that Mercedes aims to have in your range more than 10 electric vehicles in the face of the year 2025.

The Mercedes Generation EQ Concept, the prototype, as we have said, we anticipate these new electric cars, is mounted on a new platform of type “skateboard”, which features the batteries in the center, between the axles and the groups thrusters electric located precisely between the own axes. By the looks of it, this architecture can be adapted without too much difficulty to the assembly line where it is produced the Mercedes C-Class in China.

To this we must add the fact that the Government of China will boost sales of electric vehicles in important ways during the next few years. One more reason to bet on the chinese market as the site for its new factory battery, and place of production for their new electric models.