Mercedes Reviews History – mercedes reviews
SINDELFINGEN, Germany (Reuters) – Daimler <DAIGn.DE> is reviewing the artefact portfolio at its vans division, area sales accept been hit adamantine by doubts about the cleanliness of agent engined vehicles, Mercedes-Benz controlling Marcus Breitschwerdt said on Tuesday.
“In adjustment to optimize our performance, this additionally agency reviewing and realigning our cardinal orientation,” Breitschwerdt, arch of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said at the barrage of an electric Mercedes-Benz van on Tuesday.
Daimler will seek cost-saving opportunities, including through a analysis of the company’s’ artefact portfolio, he said.
“We are attractive at what we accept and what we could have,” Breitschwerdt said, abacus that the X-Class midsize auto barter was not carrying the sales volumes the aggregation had hoped for.
“The X-Class is a alcove product,” the Daimler administrator said at an accident in Sindelfingen abreast Stuttgart. Furthermore Mercedes-Benz was not absorbed in entering the full-sized auto barter segment, Breitschwerdt said.
He added that the vans analysis had too abounding administration layers and the aggregation was attractive at means to cut anchored costs after resorting to affected layoffs. Daimler’s vans analysis employs 26,000 staff.
Mercedes-Benz launched the EQV, an electric van with a abstract operating ambit of about 400 kilometers and the adeptness to allegation the array to 80% of accommodation aural 45 minutes, Daimler said.
The Mercedes-Benz EQV will hit showrooms in aboriginal 2020, the aggregation said.
Breitschwerdt said he accepted 15% to 25% of van sales by 2025 to be absolutely electric variants in the commuter articulation and that he would accede diversifying the corpuscle supplier abject to ensure a acceptable accumulation of batteries as assembly ramps up.
Breitschwerdt additionally said that although free active was accessible from a abstruse point of view, the business models for operating free cartage were not yet proven.
(Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Michelle Martin)
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