Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Daimler, Renault boards said to approve global car alliance

Recommended Posts

Daimler, Renault boards said to approve global car alliance

April 6, 2010 - 8:21 am ET

PARIS (Bloomberg) -- Daimler AG's and Renault SA's boards approved plans for a global alliance focusing on sharing small- car technologies and development costs, according to people familiar with the matter.

A deal involving Renault and Japanese partner Nissan Motor Co. swapping stakes with Daimler is set to be announced Wednesday, said the people, who asked not to be identified before an official statement. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Renault-Nissan's Carlos Ghosn will attend a joint press conference in Brussels Wednesday, according to invitations from the carmakers.

Automakers are under pressure to cooperate as sales remain depressed in the recession's aftermath while the manufacturers spend more on technology to meet tighter exhaust-emissions standards. An alliance of Daimler and Renault-Nissan would follow a tie-up between Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. earlier in 2010 and Fiat SpA's taking a stake in Chrysler Group last year.

“The cooperation is really being forced by the European Union,” said Arndt Ellinghorst, an automotive analyst in London at Credit Suisse Group AG. “Carbon-dioxide emissions targets can't be reached without selling a significant amount of small cars.”

Florian Martens, a spokesman for Daimler, and Caroline De Gezelle, a spokeswoman for Renault, declined to comment.

Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20100406/OEM/100409931/1193#ixzz0kLMMEQlE

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 39 Guests (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets