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Daimler to work with Tsinghua University on  battery safety and fast-charging batteries

The automaker wants to "go all in" in the field of electric mobility as it eyes the electric vehicle market in China.
Ti Gong

Hans Georg Engel, head of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development China, revealed at a press conference in Beijing today that "in the field of electric mobility in China, we are going all in." 

Germany's Daimler said today it will work with Tsinghua University to conduct research into rapid charging of batteries and battery safety for electric cars as the automaker aims to go "all in."

"In the field of electric mobility in China, we are going all in," said Hans Georg Engel, head of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development China. "We have built a partnership with Tsinghua University by establishing a joint research center for sustainable transportation in 2012. Now we are going to expand our long term cooperation with Tsinghua University to research projects in battery safety and fast-charging."

China is already the largest new-energy vehicle market in the world. 

Earlier in November, Daimler said it will locally produce electric vehicles under the EQ brand in China in the summer of 2019 at the factory of Beijing Benz Automotive Co Ltd. The first production model will be an electric sport-utility vehicle named EQC. The company also plans to localize electric compact cars in China. The plant will also produce batteries for electric vehicles.


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