By Jon LeSage Daimler has opened a batter producing facility in Beijing – its first battery plant outside of Germany – in collaboration with joint venture partner BAIC.
Lithium-ion batteries produced there will go in electrified vehicles built through their Beijing Benz Automotive Co. joint venture company.
The move follows a May 1 signing of their partnership where the German automaker will be investing in the Chinese EV subsidiary. Both companies will also be upgrading a current plant to jointly manufacture plug-in electrified vehicles. During that signing event in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang watched company executives strengthen their international
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