By Jon LeSage Daimler has officially begun construction of its second lithium-ion battery plant, which the German automaker says will be one of the largest in the world.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Saxony Minister President Stanislaw Tillich, together with Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche and other executives, toured the existing battery factory in Kamenz on Monday, where the second plant will be built. During the launch event, the upcoming plant was praised for contributing to the local economy and for taking the next step in Daimler’s electrified vehicle strategy.
Located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Dresden, the new plant is scheduled to start production
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