German automotive companies BMW and Daimler want to jointly develop platform for electric vehicles, allowing them each to save $ 8 billion.
Information about this published the local newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Auto Bild reports ITC.ua.
According to insiders, the negotiations are in the active phase, but not yet completed. Therefore, there is a certain probability that the parties did not reach an agreement.
However, sources have already got quite a lot of technical information about the negotiations. Thus, in the case of successful negotiations, the parties focus on creating platforms for electric vehicles, compact and medium classes.
The new platform will be designed primarily for electric models, but if necessary they can be easily adapted to vehicles with internal combustion engines.
It is noted that BMW, and Daimler has already invested a lot of money in the electrification of its car lines.
In particular, BMW is already long enough sells serial city car BMW i3. The company also announced iX3 BMW models, the BMW i4 and BMW iNEXT and working to promote electric Mini.
In turn Daimler has introduced a whole family of electric vehicles Mercedes-Benz EQ and offers buyers of electric city cars Smart.
Previously, Volkswagen and its Chinese partner SAIC Motor launched the construction of a Shanghai plant to produce electric vehicles and batteries.
And Tesla Inc. Recently purchased a plot of land near Shanghai to build the first factory in China.