Daimler AG, the third-biggest maker of luxury vehicles, and Ford Motor Co. added Nissan Motor Co. as a partner in developing fuel cells for electric cars, which the manufacturers plan to start selling in 2017.
Daimler AG, the world’s third- largest maker of luxury vehicles, is in advanced talks about expanding its fuel cell partners beyond Ford Motor Co. as it targets widescale production of the technology, development chief Thomas Weber said today in an interview at the Internationa Motor Show in Frankfurt.
Daimler AG is considering a partnership with Robert Bosch GmbH in batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles, in addition to an existing joint venture with Evonik Industries AG, Handelsblatt said, citing an interview with board member Thomas Weber .
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG raised a sales forecast for China and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz said it’s targeting 43 percent growth, as the world’s two biggest luxury carmakers roll out sedans developed exclusively for Chinese buyers.
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. is overhauling the technology that will underly its hand-made vehicles for the next 15 years as the maker of sports cars featured in James Bond films defends its independence.
Mercedes-Benz, the world’s third- biggest maker of luxury cars, is planning a coupe-style sport- utility vehicle with a low, sloping roofline to gain on larger rivals Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and Audi AG.
Carmakers and suppliers are in talks about combined purchasing for some scarce raw materials in an effort to secure supply, Financial Times Deutschland said, citing Thomas Weber, head of development at Daimler AG.