Daimler and Geely Holding form global JV for smart; new generation of electric models

Green Car Congress

Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group , the German and Chinese automotive groups, have formed a 50-50 globally focused joint venture to own, operate and further develop smart, the pioneer of small urban vehicles, as a leader in premium-electrified vehicles. Under the joint venture agreement, a new generation of smart electric models will be assembled at a new purpose-built electric car factory in China with global sales due to begin in 2022.

2019 87

JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

Green Car Congress

The outbreak of COVID-19 has already impacted the automotive industry significantly, according to JATO Dynamics, a leading provider of global automotive data and insight. Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales. —Felipe Munoz, JATO’s global analyst.

2020 88

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance deepening in 2016

Green Car Congress

Launched in 2014, the smart two-seater is built at Daimler’s Hambach plant, France, whereas both four-seater vehicles are produced at Renault’s plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. The Nissan Decherd plant has become an important pillar of Daimler’s flexible, global production network (i.e. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

2016 76

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler expand cooperation with new $1.4B plant in Mexico; next-gen compacts for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti

Green Car Congress

It also shows how our collaboration, which began in Europe, has become global in scope. In November, Nissan opened the first stage of a US$2-billion (€1.5-billion) manufacturing complex in Aguascalientes. Later this year, the Alliance and Daimler will start selling the next-generation smart and Twingo city cars, developed on a shared platform, the Twingo and the four-seater smart being produced at the Renault plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, the two-seater smart in Hambach, France.

2014 74

Daimler/Renault-Nissan collaboration expanding

Green Car Congress

The chief executives of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG said during an annual briefing at the Frankfurt Motor Show that their companies’ partnership ( earlier post ) is advancing quickly, and the scope of the collaboration is increasingly global.

2013 93

Renault-Nissan and Daimler Announce Strategic Cooperation; Equity Exchanges, Common Small Vehicle Platform, Powertrains and Light Commercial Vehicles

Green Car Congress

The Renault-Nissan Alliance knows how to work successfully in collaborative partnerships, and this experience is extremely valuable in today’s and even more tomorrow’s global auto industry. The smart plant in Hambach, France will be the production location for the two-seater versions, while the Renault plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia will be the production location for the four-seater versions. Tags: Electric (Battery) Engines Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

2010 74

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler partnership solid and expanding; 12 projects on three continents

Green Car Congress

The global scale of our projects ensures that this collaboration will continue to grow, and we expect to remain partners for the long run. The smart fortwo is being built at smart’s Hambach plant in France, while the Twingo and the smart forfour are being produced at Renault’s plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. In June 2014, as a major recent milestone, Nissan and Daimler announced plans to develop jointly premium compact vehicles and jointly to manufacture them in Mexico.

2014 74