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Mercedes-Benz to build EVs in Thailand, in first for a major carmaker

German group starts production this year in hopes for edge in luxury market

Mercedes-Benz plans to build its flagship electric EQS sedan in Thailand.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Mercedes-Benz Group will become the first major automaker to build electric vehicles in Thailand, starting production in Southeast Asia's largest auto manufacturing hub this year.

The German auto group will build its flagship electric EQS sedan here, the company said Thursday. The car, which uses Mercedes's first dedicated electric platform, can travel more than 700 km on a single charge, according to the company.

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