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Tesla in deal with Daimler (part zwei)

Discussion in 'News' started by doug, May 18, 2009.

  1. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    #1 doug, May 18, 2009
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    As expected, the strategic partner is Daimler. Daimler will make a formal announcement about it tomorrow morning at 7am EDT.

    StreetInsider.com - Daimler to Announce Strategic Partnership
     
  2. TEG

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    Cool. Now we are talking.
     
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    Interested to see what this holds.. will they just buy out tesla and use the tech? Will they invest in them and be able to use the tech by association?

    I sincerely hope tesla doesn't roll into their company and we start getting Chrysler crap. I'm a fan of just about all VWs but that Routan is an abomination.
     
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    Do we get a world standard for a plug?
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    Don't you just love opinionated statements that include no facts or reasoning to back them up?
     
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    I'm also hoping it's more of a investment or partnership rather than a full buyout. Like you I recognize the cost cutting crap that they did to Chrysler which is for the most part why they are in their situation today.
     
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    My uneducated guess is that Daimler gets battery packs and drive trains while Tesla gets Li-Tec cells at a deep discount. (Perhaps the "new chemistry" behind the 300 mile range)?
     
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    Is this going to be the 'brass ring' or a 'life preserver'?
     
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    hehe


    No such thing as a deep discount we still need volume for that.
     
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    #12 doug, May 19, 2009
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    watch the announcement live:
    Webcast Press Conference, May 19th, 2009 | Daimler > Technology & Innovation

    Getting started... dude speaking German... now in English.

    Elon is there.
    "Investment from Daimler"
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    future partnership extended to fields like battery tech
    including battery management
    as well as electric drive support from Tesla
    exchange of automotive know how for the benefit for both companies.

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    #13 Picasso, May 19, 2009
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    wow

    "We paid double digit million dollar sum for 10% stake and there are future options as part of the contract,"
     
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    Any ideas of what 10% means in dollars? Can we guess $20 million dollars of the $200 million invested in Tesla thus far? Or is it not that simple?
     
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    Wow, sounds really good for both Tesla and for Daimler. This will speed up the electric mobility.

    Thomas Weber talked not only of the production of the E smart, but suggested also an electric sportscar, made by daimler.

    With this, on Tesla`s side, the production of the model S should be possible and on track until 2011/2012?

    Exciting times!
     
  14. doug

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    I took a few notes which I'll try to clean up for another post.
    But the bottom line is Daimler gets a seat on Tesla's board. Tesla has cell packaging technology and electric drive experience, Daimler has experience with everything else. So they will help each other out in that respect.
     
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    Maybe there was a clue at the end of last year:

    Evonik and Daimler Establish Strategic Alliance for the Development and Production of Lithium-Ion Batteries | Daimler > Technology & Innovation > News

     
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