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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2018, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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BMW may partner with Daimler

There are reports that Daimler and BMW may be considering joining forces to produce key components for future models. This collaboration would only be on parts that are not specific to each brand, and could include batteries and autonomous technology. Both company's plan on introducing at least 10 new EV models by 2025, so this could help to drastically reduce the cost and speed at which they can be produced. https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/bm...165736535.html
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2018, 05:16 PM
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Funny how things work behind the scenes, in the smartphone world its like how Samsung provides parts and components to Apple... but the consumers are at odds
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-21-2018, 09:04 AM
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Its to both their benefit that they establish this kind of partnership. I think they've learned from the issues and struggles that EV brands like Tesla have faced in bringing EV's to market and they are taking every step they can to ensure they can stay on top of consumer demand.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-21-2018, 03:38 PM
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Somewhere I heard eventually it might be a few companies that produce most of the worlds vehicles which is scary, not sure how I feel about monopolies.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-24-2018, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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With EV's we are probably going to see a lot more jointly produced models. As there will be less brand specific components and more modular platforms, it should be easier to part share.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 03:35 PM
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It always happens to some extent, brands like Panasonic and LG do supply to automakers much like most existing ICE components

Panasonic at one point was producing majority of the worlds EV batteries.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-12-2019, 12:14 PM
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There are still the main provider for Tesla, and are currently in the process of doubling their battery production over in China. That's going to be the hub for EV's so gaining market control there will be vitally important.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 01:15 PM
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Actually there will be more brands. Porsche, Audi, Mercedes and of course BMW are all moving at a similar pace.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Its less of a race to market as it was with the first generation of electric vehicles. Component sharing is also going to become more common as most new platforms are fairly modular so each brand can adapt them accordingly.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 11:35 AM
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I think its a matter of giving consumers options to figure out what they really want. These companies can do all the research they want but at the end of the day the real world is where they figure out what works.
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