"We set another important milestone for the electrification of our future electric vehicles," Wilko Stark, who oversees procurement and supplier quality on the board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said.
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The Trump administration was expected to push senior executives of German automakers to expand their U.S. investments as the White House considers imposing new tariffs on European-made vehicles.
Despite an anemic 0.6 percent increase in November U.S. sales, Mercedes-Benz remained No. 1 among luxury brands last month.
Daimler plans to invest 1.1 billion yuan ($158.23 million) in a second r&d center in Beijing to help accelerate localization of Mercedes vehicles in China.
Despite a 5 percent U.S. sales decline, Mercedes-Benz remained No. 1 among luxury brands last month, extending its lead over BMW on the year.
Daimler does not rule out cooperating with Tesla in future even though the German luxury car producer sold its stake in the electric-vehicle company, Daimler's CEO told a Polish newspaper.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a large shipment of counterfeit Mercedes-Benz auto parts this month in Philadelphia that were shipped from China.
NHTSA told Mercedes-Benz USA that it found numerous instances in which owners of recalled cars weren't notified within the federally mandated 60-day window.
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