Created as part of a joint venture, the concept will be an electric vehicle that previews a production model which will be launched in 2013.

Daimler and BYD have announced plans to introduce a new concept at Auto China 2012.

Created as part of a joint venture, named Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd. (BDNT), the concept will be an electric vehicle that previews a production model which will be launched in 2013. Additional information is limited, but the car will have a unique appearance that showcases BDNT's "green vision."

There's no word on performance specifications, but the concept will combine "BYD's excellence in battery technology and e-drive systems" with "Daimler's know-how in electric vehicle architecture and safety."

The first prototypes are already under construction and they are scheduled to be completed by next spring.

Note: BYD e6 Premier pictured

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Daimler-BYD concept announced for Auto China 2012