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Daimler to start making electric cars in China

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Daimler will start building electric cars in China next year as a way to meet Beijing's stringent anti-pollution quotas for carmakers.

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China has introduced minimum sales requirements for so-called new energy vehicles (NEV's) and Daimler is on track to meet the quota for 2018, Daimler China chief Hubertus Troska said.

"We are very confident about fulfilling the NEV quotas," Troska said, adding that a new fully electric vehicle will be added to local production.

"We begin production end of next year," Troska said about the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric model.

Chinese customers are still buying high-end Maybach models at a rate of 600 vehicles a month, Troska said.

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