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Daimler, BYD Launching New Battery Car

The new joint venture will its first battery-car concept, the NEV, in Beijing.

Mercedes’ Daimler AG plans to launch an battery-electric vehicle it has developed as of a joint venture with BYD. To be sold through the new brand, it will make its in concept form at the upcoming Motor Show.

The show car be called the NEV, short for New Vehicle.  The hatchback will use a battery-electric design with its mounted under the floor and its motor driving the front

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The German maker the basic vehicle architecture for the NEV concept, along with key including the safety system.  already one of the key players in the emerging battery-car market, supplied the drive system.

In keeping current Chinese trends – many buyers prefer to chauffeurs – Denza CEO Lian notes that, “The seating area was designed to as much as possible like a area. The lounge character comes out through the reclining seats integrated into the

A production version of the Denza NEV is to reach market in China – the car will be built – later in The first dealership selling the new will open its doors in in the middle of this year. showrooms are set to be added in Shanghai and

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Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. or BDNT, was formed in February Under Chinese law, makers must find a partner to build cars in the – which now claims the world’s automotive market.

It was the first joint venture in dedicated solely to electric and it now has over 250 engineers and experts both companies working on battery-based vehicles.

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Facing endemic problems in many of its major including Beijing and Shanghai, the government has been pressing to develop and launch new electric like the NEV – with government calling for putting as many as 5 battery cars on the road the next eight years.

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“Denza represents a significant in sustainable transportation for the Chinese market. It was vital that we the right infrastructure partner to this innovative concept,” Arno Roe Ringer, BDNT’s operating officer.

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As the world s automotive market today, could play a pivotal in boosting market penetration of drive systems, many believe, if the Chinese government’s for the technology is matched by market So far, however, Chinese have shown a reluctance to buy power vehicles. One problem is few of the country’s motorists live in where they have access to charging technology.

  Price is another issue.

and BYD are also working with  ABB of one of the world’s leading power and technology companies, which is to supply fast chargers for battery electric Denza. But the that many potential won’t have a place to the home wall-mounted chargers be a problem for the project.

What help is the plan to set up a network of fast chargers in China in the future.

There are no plans to export the NEV.

(Paul A. Eisenstein to this report.)

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