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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.

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