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Daimler is a busy player in the electric vehicle category. From recent news that Smart has partnered with Renault-Nissan, a deal which could result in an updates Smart ED, to Daimler signing a joint venture with BYD to build EVs for the Chinese market, the company is active with electrics.
The most recent announcement stemming from Daimler involves the announcement of Shenzen as the selected city in China for a new research and development center. The focus of the center will be to develop electric vehicles for the Chinese market. The vehicles will be sold under a new name.
BYD will work to promote electric vehicles by contacting Chinese agencies and by promoting the installation of EV chargers countrywide. With China's intent on becoming the worldwide EV leader, a lot of work must be done. China aims to reduce pollution in major cities by encouraging drivers to choose EVs.
With the help of Daimler and BYD, China is now one step closer to their goal.