Mercedes will build six factories for the production of electric vehicles

Mercedes построит шесть заводов по производству электромобилей

The automaker revealed details of its global production plans for electric vehicles. Mercedes-Benz also plans to collect the batteries in their own factories.

Mercedes-Benz started to implement the plan of electrification of the brand. In the next five years, the company will build six new factories on three continents: Germany, France, USA and China, reports Electrek.

“Our electric vehicles will be produced in six factories on three continents. We are planning to make an electric version for all market segments – from Smart ForTwo to a large SUV,” said a member of the divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars, Markus Schafer.

In addition, according to him, Mercedes-Benz plans to collect the batteries in their own factories. “By creating a global network of factories producing batteries, we can ensure uninterrupted supply, and in some cases even work for export,” – said Schaefer.

The batteries planned to be released close to new plants. In the first stage their will be five except France, where you can put the batteries from Germany.

Previously, experts of Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that in the world dramatically increased sales of electric vehicles.