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Daimler follows Tesla's lead, with $1bn investment into batteries

By William Clarke
Published: Tuesday, 23 May 2017

An 'electric offensive' at the car giant drives the creation of a huge new European battery facility, shortly after a move into the home power storage market

Construction has begun on a new rechargeable battery factory in Germany as Daimler follows Tesla’s lead in expanding their electric car business vertically.

German politicians including chancellor Angela Merkel attended a ground-breaking ceremony at a facility in Kamenz, Germany, owned by Daimler subsidy Accumotive.

Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz...

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