Mercedes-Benz is reportedly to use battery cells made under its partnership operations in China in some cars made by the firm worldwide.
Dieter Zetsche (pictured), chairman of the German carmaker’s parent company Daimler, made the announcement in Beijing, the China Daily reported.
According to Zetsche, the company’s first battery-powered EQ serial model EQC will roll off the production line in China in 2019 “featuring Chinese cells for which contracts have already been signed”.
In addition, Zetsche said he also expects some Mercedes vehicles made in other countries to use Chinese cells.
The announcement comes after Daimler said it was investing in a second battery and car production plant in Beijing with its Chinese state-owned automobile partner BAIC.