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China's SAIC Motor to make EV batteries in Thailand this year

Shanghai automaker builds industrial park for components

SAIC Motor plans eventually to manufacture electric vehicles in Thailand. (Photo by Tomoko Wakasugi)

BANGKOK -- Shanghai-based SAIC Motor has broken ground on an industrial park in Thailand due to begin making batteries for electric vehicles later this year.

Group company SAIC Motor-CP, a joint venture with top Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group, is building the industrial complex in eastern Thailand's Chonburi province. The initial investment is about 500 million baht ($14.9 million).

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