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Mercedes-Benz will build a battery factory in Poland. There will be nine battery factories in the world.

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According to foreign media reports, Mercedes-Benz has decided to build a battery factory in Poland in view of increasing investment in electric vehicles in the next decade.

Mercedes-Benz said in its statement that its parent company, Daimler, has invested more than 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) in global battery production networks, including factories in Europe, the United States, China and Thailand.

The Polish plant will be located near its Jawor engine plant, 100 kilometers from the German border. Engine factories will start production this year, including four-cylinder engines for hybrid cars and traditional drive vehicles. Avon Engine Factory will be put into operation in 2019 and will supply Mercedes-Benz factories in Europe and around the world. Together with the battery factory being built, 300 jobs will be added in the future. Battery assembly will use cutting-edge technology, and EQ brand car battery production will begin after 2020.

Mercedes-Benz revealed that Daimler will buy more than 20 billion euros of battery batteries by 2030 in preparation for mass production of hybrid and electric vehicles. Before 2022, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands will release at least 10 pure electric vehicles, starting with Mercedes-Benz EQC pure electric SUV, which will start production later this year.

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