Friday, July 22, 2011

Daimler and Bosch will make motors

Daimler announced plans to create a joint venture with Bosch GmbH for the development of electric motors.

This will help accelerate the development of a new generation of electric cars, which is scheduled for Mercedes. If all goes according to plans designed, the production of electric motors to start early next year.

The first of these will be installed on electric cars from Mercedes and Smart to the end of 2012. The rush is understandable, since Mercedes is trying to prevent competitors from BMW, where the production of electric cars scheduled to begin in 2013.

While the details of a joint venture between Daimler and Bosch are not fully known. Publicized that have already signed a contract of intent and shares in the new company, which distributed 50 to 50.

According to information provided in the media, "is a good start for the partnership to accelerate the development of new electric motors and make them compatible with the platforms of Mercedes-Benz".

The most likely candidates in models of Mercedes, which in the first place will receive new engines, the classes - E-Cell and SLS AMG E-Cell.