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Daimler to install EV charging stations at Hilton, Marriott in Thailand

Daimler AG is partnering with hotel groups Marriott International Inc., Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Minor International PCL to install about 60 to 70 charging stations for electric cars in Thailand, The Nikkei Asian Review reported Sept. 5.

The German automaker expects the installation of the charging stations to expand the sale of its electric cars in the Southeast Asian country.

According to Mercedes-Benz's Thai unit, plug-in hybrids now comprise about 40% of its domestic new-car sales by volume.

Daimler Thailand CEO Michael Grewe told Nikkei that the company also plans to set up charging stations in locations such as shopping malls and golf courses in anticipation of Mercedes' entire portfolio electrification by 2022.

The luxury-car maker aims to install 200 charging stations in Thailand by the end of September, Nikkei added.