Chris Bangle, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s former design chief, once likened the German carmaker’s lineup to a bratwurst in three different lengths. Now, there’s a lot more on offer, including convenience sizes.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Daimler AG plans to save 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) annually by 2014 by sharing common underpinnings among Mercedes-Benz models, Automobilwoche reported, citing an interview with research and development chief Thomas Weber.