29 Feb '16, 6pm

Daimler Holds Off on Battery Cell Investment

Daimler Holds Off on Battery Cell Investment

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has decided not to have his company invest in electric-car battery-cell production with other German brands, at least for the time being. His reasoning? Overcapacity in the market. “The dumbest thing we could do is to add to that overcapacity,” Zetsche said earlier this month in Stuttgart, according to Automotive News . “Contrary to the expectation four or six years ago when everyone thought that the cells would be a rarity that could even be used as a tool of industrial policy, there is de facto a massive overcapacity in the market today and cells have become a commodity,” he said. SEE ALSO: Daimler to Make Managers Drive Green The idea of German automakers combining on battery production became a bit of sensitive issue in the country in November, after German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Tesla head Elon Musk had talked about state sub...

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