Alliances

Tesla, BMW in talks over batteries, light-weight parts, Musk says

11:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2014
Tesla Motors is in talks with BMW over a possible alliance in battery technology and light-weight components, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told a German weekly magazine....
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How Renault is cutting costs through more synergies with Nissan

Nov. 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Thierry Bollore has the task of boosting synergies with alliance partner Nissan in his role as chief competitive officer and joint No. 2 at Renault. Bollore spoke about this challenge and other future plans with Automotive News Europe....
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Toyota sells some Tesla shares, cooperation still possible

5:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2014
Toyota said today it had sold some of its shares in Tesla Motors but that it would continue to study possible cooperation with the California electric car maker in the future....
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GABE NELSON

Three factors in Daimler's $780M sale of Tesla stock

8:39 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2014
When Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler disclosed it had sold its 4 percent stake in Tesla Motors for a handsome $780 million, people naturally rushed for a simple explanation....
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Daimler earns $780 million windfall from sale of Tesla stake

Oct. 21, 2014 23:42 CET
Daimler said it would book a $780 million windfall from selling its 4 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla. The company said it will continue sourcing powertrain for the Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive from Tesla...
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Daimler sees $780 million windfall from sale of Tesla stake

5:18 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2014
Daimler AG said it will book a $780 million windfall from selling its 4 percent stake in rival electric car maker Tesla Motors....
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Daimler, Renault-Nissan extend manufacturing alliance

Oct. 3, 2014 12:11 CET
Daimler and Renault-Nissan are extending their alliance to include engines and transmissions. Renault will supply Daimler with a 1.6-liter diesel for the Mercedes C class. Mercedes will supply its 2.0-liter gasoline engine to Infiniti....
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PSA in engine supply talks as BMW, Ford end partnerships

Oct. 2, 2014 20:22 CET
PSA is talking to potential new clients for its engine as it foresees a surplus in supply after BMW and Ford stop using units jointly developed with the French carmaker....
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Fiat will source a midsize truck from Mitsubishi

Sept. 19, 2014 08:44 CET
Fiat Chrysler will source a pickup for Europe and Latin America from Mitsubishi starting in 2016. The automakers today signed an interim agreement to develop and manufacture a midsize truck based on the next Mitsubishi L200....
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Mahindra in alliance talks with PSA, Saab maker, report says

Sept. 8, 2014 10:52 CET
Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra is exploring alliance opportunities with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and the maker of Saab cars, NEVS, according to a newspaper report....
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PSA denies partnership talks with India's Mahindra

Aug. 6, 2014 14:18 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen denied an Indian newspaper report of partnership talks with India's Mahindra & Mahindra to share technology and production facilities....
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Daimler will raise its Aston Martin stake to 5% as it deepens ties with UK sports-car maker

Aug. 4, 2014 15:39 CET
Daimler will raise its stake in Aston Martin to 5% and supply the U.K. sports-car producer with electric and electronic parts to deepen an alliance that started last year....
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Daimler and Nissan approve joint Mexico production, report says

June 26, 2014 09:38 CET
Daimler and Nissan have finalized a joint venture deal to build future Mercedes and Infiniti compact cars in Mexico, sources said today as the automakers called a news conference to unveil the plans....
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Suzuki chairman not sure when court will rule on VW dispute

June 13, 2014 16:09 CET
Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzuki said it was unclear when an international arbitration court will rule on its 2-1/2 year dispute with VW Group over their failed partnership....
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Renault and Caterham drop sports car venture

June 10, 2014 12:04 CET
Renault said it has scrapped plans to build a high-performance model for British specialist sports car brand Caterham and will pursue plans to launch its own Alpine model alone....
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Arbitration court to rule in VW-Suzuki dispute this year, report says

June 5, 2014 17:07 CET
Volkswagen and Suzuki are a step closer to resolving a dispute over their failed partnership after a court of arbitration wrapped up witness hearings, paving the way for a verdict by the end of the year, sources said....
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BRUCE GAIN

PSA will survive for now, but long-term challenges remain

6:42 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares' Back in the Race business plan and a cash injection from Chinese partner Dongfeng are almost certainly enough to ensure his company's short-term survival, but PSA's long-term prospects remain uncertain....
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Old and new alliances crucial to Tavares' turnaround plan for PSA

April 15, 2014 13:48 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will keep its industrial partnerships with General Motors, Toyota and Fiat despite the arrival of China's Dongfeng as a stakeholder in the automaker, CEO Carlos Tavares said....
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PSA and Dongfeng may cooperate in Russia, Brazil

March 28, 2014 11:20 CET
Dongfeng Motor Chairman Xu Ping said his company's cooperation with PSA could be expanded to include Brazil and Russia, two regions where the French automaker must improve its financial performance....
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PSA signs Dongfeng deal; recovery hurdles remain

March 26, 2014 19:36 CET
French President Francois Hollande and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, oversaw the signing of a deal that will see Dongfeng Motor and the French government take matching 14 percent stakes in PSA/Peugeot-Citroen....
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Renault-Nissan names new alliance team to step up integration

March 17, 2014 12:19 CET
Renault and alliance partner Nissan detailed plans to integrate key operations and pursue greater economies of scale....
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PSA narrows search for new chairman

March 13, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA has narrowed the search for a new supervisory board chairman to ex-Airbus Group CEO Louis Gallois and former Nexans CEO Gerard Hauser, a source said....
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Mercedes, Infiniti to pool small cars, plant, sources say

March 5, 2014 15:15 CET
Mercedes and Infiniti plan to pool development of compact cars to cut costs, expand the German carmaker's North American production and broaden the Infiniti lineup, sources said....
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China will ease limits on foreign stake in JVs

1:48 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology wants to loosen ownership restrictions on foreign automakers' joint ventures despite strong opposition from state-owned auto companies....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Family squabbles cost Peugeot clan control of PSA

Feb. 19, 2014 10:37 CET
Infighting played a large role in the Peugeot family's loss of control of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, industry watchers say....
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