Daimler sees potential in expanding supplier base in Alabama

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Daimler sees value in having more suppliers in Alabama, U.S., where it has a factory in Tuscaloosa, the group stated on Tuesday. Daimler stated having more regional providers increased overall flexibility, minimized transportation times and improved production and logistics expenses. “In general, this results in significantly increased performance,” the company stated. Two years ago the […]

Stuttgart prosecutor investigates Bosch connection with Daimler diesel emissions

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German prosecutors examining whether Daimler manipulated emission tests on its diesel vehicles have connection with auto components provider Bosch, in the supposed fraud, it was confirmed on Friday. “There is an investigation into aiding and abetting fraud,” a representative for the Stuttgart prosecutor stated about Bosch, following a media report released on Thursday. The new […]

Daimler and Vivint Solar confirms deal on U.S. home batteries

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German automaker Daimler will go into the nascent U.S. market for home batteries via a collaboration with residential rooftop solar installer Vivint Solar, the two companies confirmed this week. The unique partnership, Vivint’s first venture into energy storage, will enable the companies to rival against comparable offerings from Tesla Inc, solar installer Sunrun Inc, battery […]

Daimler drops plan to gain approval to sell U.S. 2017 diesel models

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German automaker Daimler stated on Tuesday it had dropped plans to look for U.S. approval to offer 2017 Mercedes-Benz U.S. diesel models, however had not chosen whether to leave the American passenger diesel market. “We continuously evaluate our portfolio offerings and make changes to satisfy instant customer need,” Mercedes-Benz USA representative Rob Moran said in […]

Daimler lifts profit projections as Mercedes’ sales accelerate

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German luxury vehicle producer Daimler raised its projections on Wednesday, forecasting a substantial increase in operating revenue this year after a rise in sales of Mercedes-Benz luxury automobiles and sports utility vehicles, enhanced by the launch of new models. Daimler stated it now expected substantial development in volume sales, revenue and group earnings prior to […]

Daimler says diesel emissions investigation could result in penalties, recalls

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Daimler on Wednesday repeated that recent actions by United States authorities to examine diesel emissions pollution and so-called auxiliary emission control devices might cause substantial penalties and vehicle recalls. Numerous federal and state authorities, consisting of the U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with Stuttgart prosecutor in Germany are investigating the […]

Daimler in talks with Didi Chuxing and others for possible cooperation

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Daimler AG remains in talks with regional Chinese ride-hailing companies consisting of Didi Chuxing to go over possible cooperation deals, board member Hubertus Troska stated. “We are speaking to the leading players consisting of Didi about how we might establish something,” Troska, Daimler’s board member with responsibility for Greater China, informed reporters gathered at the […]

Daimler joins forces with Bosch to make self-driving taxis

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Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler and provider Robert Bosch are collaborating to develop self-driving vehicles in an alliance targeted at speeding up the production of “robo-taxis”. The pact between the world’s biggest maker of premium cars and the world’s largest vehicle supplier forms a powerful counterweight to new automobile industry players like ride-hailing Uber and Didi which […]

Mercedes owners in France take legal action against Daimler

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Three French Mercedes automobile owners filed legal complaints concerning the parent Daimler on Friday, accusing consumer fraud with regards to diesel engine emissions, following the opening of an official investigation by prosecutors in Germany. The three, who own an A-Class, an E-Class and an S-Class, sent their complaint to the Paris prosecutor, their lawyer Frederik-Karel […]

Daimler to recall one million Mercedes worldwide, following 51 reported fires

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Daimler stated it will recall one million newer-model Mercedes-Benz automobiles globally because of the risk of fire, after 51 fires were reported. The German automaker said no injuries or deaths were reported associating with the cars that it will start recalling in the United States market in July when parts are available. A repair has […]