April 1, 2014 / 8:22 AM / 3 years ago

Daimler buys electric car battery activities from Evonik

FRANKFURT, April 1 (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler is taking over stakes in two battery cell producers from Evonik, making Daimler the sole owner of both companies.

Daimler said in a statement on Tuesday it will acquire a 50.1 percent interest in Li-Tec Battery GmbH and a 10 percent stake in Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. KG to expand its lithium-ion activities.

The companies declined to disclose financial details.

Reporting by Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Jonathan Gould

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