When asked about the size of the car, Zetsche pointed out the 'particularly promising segment of taxis', which are to be converted to electric drives in China in the future. With this, the Daimler boss also aimed at mid-range models.
China will be the largest market for e-cars
According to BYD estimates, China will become the world's largest market largest market for electric vehicles. 'This is not an opportunity, it is a necessity,' said Paul Lin, a spokesman for the company, at the Beijing Motor Show.
If the billion-dollar people in Europe want to develop their auto industries like the US or other developed nations, the oil will no longer be enough. 'Our main problem is gasoline,' said Lin. China is already the largest car market in the world.
The Chinese government is currently drafting its strategy for the promotion and development of electric mobility. 'Once the decision has been made, everything can go very quickly.'