BANGKOK – Mercedes-Benz, Thailand’s luxury-segment leader, is ramping up its commitment to local electric-vehicle and EV battery production. Mercedes-Benz Thailand late last year submitted a proposal to the Thai government’s Board of Investment to build EVs, says Frank Steinacher, vice president-sales and marketing. The automaker has three years to begin production. The decision to assemble battery-electric models in Thailand from complete-knocked-down kits was a foregone ...

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