Daimler And BAIC To Make Electric Vehicles In China

Daimler and BAIC have announced a new collaboration which will see the two automakers build electric vehicles in Beijing.

During a signing ceremony in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in signing an agreement to upgrade the Beijing production facilities at the firm’s joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co.

In a statement, Daimler said that these upgrades and improvements will allow it to produce New Energy Vehicles locally.

“This year marks the 12th year of our close partnership with BAIC, and we have deepened our Sino-German collaboration by continuously expanding into new business areas,” said member of the board of management of Daimler AG, responsible for Greater China, Hubertus Troska.

“The framework agreement signed today marks a new chapter of our cooperation in terms of New Energy Vehicles. China today is already the world’s largest market for NEVs, and Daimler is committed to contributing to the further development of electric mobility in this country.”

News of this Chinese expansion comes shortly after Mercedes-Benz confirmed plans to produce a number of all-electric vehicles in Germany and also commenced production of a gigafactory in the country.

PHOTO GALLERY

James Bond May Drive The Aston Martin Valhalla In New Film

The Valhalla will hit the streets in 2021 with a 1,000 hp hybrid powertrain.

Ferrari 488 Pista Laps The Top Gear Track In A Record 1:12.7

The Ferrari 488 Pista features a twin-turbo V8 with a brutal 711 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque.

BMW Unlikely To Chase Mercedes-AMG’s A45 S With 1-Series M Hatch

The BMW 1-Series range will likely be topped out by the M135i.

2020 Mercedes GLA Compact Crossover Is The A-Class You’ll Most Likely Buy

The new generation of the popular Mercedes GLA is rumored to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Bowlus Road Chief ‘Endless Highways’ Is A $185k Retro Travel Trailer Bathed In Chrome

The Bowlus Road Chief ‘Endless Highways’ will set you back $185,000.

Kia Driver Cuts Off Rider Who Lands On Hood, Then Angrily Smashes Windshield

Even though the driver was at fault, the rider had plenty of time to take evasive action.

Netflix’s Animated ‘Fast & Furious’ Series Is Coming, Here’s The Trailer

Fast & Furious: Spy Racers will be focused on the cousin of Dominic Toretto.

Is The 2020 Ford Explorer As Good As The Figures Suggest?

The new Ford Explorer sounds impressive on paper but now it’s time to find out what it’s like on the real world.

Tesla Arcade Launches With Beach Buggy Racing 2

Tesla’s new Beach Buggy Racing 2 game will make charging that much more enjoyable.

2020 BMW Z4 M40i Delivers Some Mighty Impressive Figures On The Dyno

This 2020 BMW Z4 M40i pumped out 373 hp through the rear wheels.