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

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With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month. Registrations fell in all 27 markets, but with varying severity. Markets were significantly hit in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal, where the combined volume fell from 634,600 units in March 2019 to 161,800 units last month.

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

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Daimler AG board representatives will include Hubertus Troska, Daimler AG Board of Management member responsible for Greater China; Britta Seeger, Daimler AG Board of Management member responsible for Marketing and Sales of Mercedes-Benz Cars; and Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain and designated Board of Management Member responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

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4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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of new-car registrations, according to data from ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. of the EU market, while electrically?chargeable powered vehicles (APV) combined held a market share of 13.2%.

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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 November, Nissan opened the first stage of a US$2-billion (€1.5-billion) manufacturing complex in Aguascalientes. Mexico is already an important market for Daimler. Nissan, Daimler and Ford are also working on the development of a joint fuel cell stack and system to accelerate the market-readiness of fuel-cell electric vehicles by the end of the decade. Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Daimler/Renault-Nissan collaboration expanding

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While our initial collaboration focused strongly on European projects, we are now focusing on synergies in all key markets. This cross-supply volume initially amounts to about 1,300 units for the Japanese market. Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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Of those, charging infrastructure was the best predictor of a country’s EV market share. Financial incentives by country and corresponding EV market share for 2012. National charging infrastructure by country and corresponding EV market share for 2012.

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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. Later this month, Mercedes-Benz will provide further insights into the new pickup truck’s design, strategy and markets. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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Through the strategic extension of our cooperation with Renault-Nissan we can realize near-market engine production in the NAFTA region on attractive economic terms and make optimum use of synergies arising from the cooperation. Thus we are systematically broadening our manufacturing footprint in this important growth market. Today it manufactures 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines for the complete lineup of US-produced Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.

SAIC showcases battery-electric Maxus EV80 van range at IAA

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The light commercial vehicle manufacturer, a subsidiary of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer SAIC Motor, is also announcing LeasePlan as its exclusive partner in Europe, as it prepares for its full brand launch in 2019.

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

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This partnership has accelerated the time-to-market for significant vehicle launches and has been an obvious strategic advantage for Renault and Nissan. 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.

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