Category Archives: Daimler

Mercedes-Benz Pulls Ads from Chinese Newspaper after Controversial Reports

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Angry with a series of reports from the 21st Century Business Herald (21CBH), the German carmaker’s chief in China, Nicholas Speeks, has ordered cancellation of advertisements on one of the country’s most influential financial news media. The move came as Mercedes-Benz China battles a spreading PR crisis, of which 21CBH has carried extensive coverage and […]

BYD-Daimler is Building a 40,000-Unit EV Production Capacity in Shenzhen

The joint venture between BYD and Daimler is constructing a production line in Pingshan, Shenzhen, which can roll out 40,000 DENZA-brand electric cars a year, according to the company’s CEO Lian, Yubo. The capacity is lower than the previous estimate but vastly exceeds the current market demand. When entering the alliance with BYD in 2010, […]

BYD-Daimler Delays Release of DENZA EV

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The DENZA electric car from the BYD-Daimler joint venture won’t be released late this year as planned, according to several sources at the company. And the scheduled debut of a production model at next month’s Shanghai auto show has been canceled. Instead, a test model will make an appearance. A new date of market launch […]

Fujian Benz’s R&D Center Opened in Fuzhou

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On Thursday, the joint venture of Fujian Benz held a ceremony in Fuzhou to mark the opening of its R&D center, where a group of invited journalists had a guided tour. Costing half a billion Yuan, the R&D center comprises a design office, whole vehicle and parts testing labs, a proving ground, and a workshop […]

DENZA EV Is in Road Test

Official press release from BYD-Daimler:   Chinese Electric Car Brand Sets 1,000,000km Goal – DENZA is the first brand in China to focus exclusively on electric vehicles – Intensive tests ensure high-level reliability, safety and comfort – Company developed own tests to ensure safety of high-voltage electric drive train DENZA –the result of a joint […]

Watch DENZA’s New Brand Video

In pairing up with BYD to develop DENZA EVs, Daimler is doing something noble and brave, which often means not making much economic sense. DENZA is a venture of two dreamers, a Chinese answer to Tesla. Now half a year from the scheduled debut of the first mass production DENZA model and one year from […]

DENZA Held First Supplier Conference

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The joint venture of Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology held its first-ever supplier conference earlier this week in Shenzhen to prepare for the volume production of the DENZA EV, which is to be launched next year. About 80 companies from around the world attended the conference. According to the company’s official press release, Bosch, Continental, […]

Ground Broken on BBAC’s New Plant for Producing Mercedes-Benz Compacts

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The foundation stone was laid for "BBAC Phase II" in Beijing on Tuesday, a plant for building Mercedes-Benz compact models based on Daimler’s MFA platform. The new factory will expand the joint venture’s production base in Beijing Economic-Technological Development Zone, which already includes a vehicle plant (making Mercedes-Benz C-, E-, and GLK-Class), an engine plant […]

Daimler Raises Stake in China Sales Company

Daimler AG has reached agreement with LSH (Lei Shing Hong) over the change of ownership structure of Mercedes-Benz China Sales, paving the way for integrating its dealership networks in China. The automaker successfully increased its stake in the sales joint venture from 51% to 75%, while LSH’s share was reduced to 25% from 49%. Mercedes-Benz […]