FRANKFURT -- Daimler says it is open to considering a broader alliance and a partial listing of its mobility services operations, which include short-term car rentals.
Speaking to analysts, CEO Dieter Zetsche, who is also head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said he is open to combining the company's mobility services, including Car2go, with that of a rival.
"To the extent that it would be more successful in a partnership, we would consider that," Zetsche said.
Daimler wants to expand its mobility services, which include the Moovel, Mytaxi and Car2go businesses, and may tap shareholders to fund the expansion, CFO Bodo Uebber said Friday.
"We do not exclude that we go for external funding," Uebber said.
BMW bought out partner Sixt from their joint venture DriveNow, paving the way for a broader car rental and robotaxi alliance with Daimler, Reuters reported last week.
Uebber declined to comment Friday on the prospects of a combination with DriveNow.