Daimler could face further recalls related to manipulated diesel engines in some of its Mercedes-Benz compact models, weekly magazine Der Spiegel said on Friday, without citing sources.
Daimler has temporarily halted deliveries of a truck engine after finding that, in certain driving conditions, its emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) could exceed legal limits, the company said on Sunday.
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group plans to take a major stake in Daimler, German weekly paper Bild am Sonntag reported, citing sources. Geely could become Daimler’s biggest shareholder, the paper said.
Daimler has struck a deal with workers to make electric car components and batteries at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Untertuerkheim, near Stuttgart, in addition to combustion engines, transmissions and axles.
A German government committee investigating carmakers has summoned Daimler for a meeting Thursday to address allegations it sold cars with excessive emissions, the transport ministry said.
Daimler apologized this week for an incident in China that local media said involved a senior executive of the luxury automaker making disparaging comments to people in a parking dispute.
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