Daimler to produce first in-house electric motor at Berlin plant from 2022

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BERLIN, Nov 18 (Businesshala) – Daimler (DAIGn.DE) will produce the first in-house electric motor from 2022 at its oldest plant in Berlin, the carmaker said on Thursday, providing relief to worried workers at the diesel motor production site. Do on the verge of deep job cuts.

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The German company said in September 2020 that workers feared by Daimler for its position said its Berlin site would end production of the 6-cylinder diesel motor within a year.

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Daimler said investment in the Berlin-Mierenfeld plant, which previously stood at a double-digit million euro amount, would increase to a low triple-digit million euro amount over the next six years.

The YASA chief executive told Businesshala that the motor, known as the axial flux motor and designed by British startup YASA Daimler earlier this year, is a fraction of its diesel counterpart and expands the range of EVs. can increase up to 7%. July.

Reporting by Victoria Waldersee; Zuzana Szymanska. editing by
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