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

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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.

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

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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. Meanwhile, the two companies continue to supply each other with powertrains. have just signed a contract for the supply of finished commercial vans for export.

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Cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance deepening in 2016

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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. Joint engine development and production in addition to engine cross-supply projects mark a one of a kind cooperation in the powertrain segment covering engines and transmissions. The Nissan Decherd plant has become an important pillar of Daimler’s flexible, global production network (i.e.

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

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In addition, a high localization rate will significantly increase the Mexican supply base. It also shows how our collaboration, which began in Europe, has become global in scope. 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.

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Daimler/Renault-Nissan collaboration expanding

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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.

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