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London Electric Vehicle Company predicts massive growth for 2020
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24th Feb 2020
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London Electric Vehicle Company predicts massive growth for 2020

Geely-owned electric vehicle (EV) maker, London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has forecasted major growth for 2020 following its 2019 sales figures. After selling more than 2500 of its hybrid TX taxi and shuttle variants across 2019 (up from 1300 in 2018), the marque has begun preparations for a projected further 50 per cent increase in demand in 2020. LEVC believes it will be selling into 20 markets globally by the end of 2020.
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Liam Murphy
Volvo and Mercedes-Benz considering joint engine development - report
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6th Jan 2020
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Volvo and Mercedes-Benz considering joint engine development - report

It's possible, one day in the not-too-distant future, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo cars will be sold with common petrol engines. According to a report in Automobilwoche (via Reuters), Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Geely, which owns Volvo, could soon jointly develop internal combustion engines and, possibly, electric drivetrains too.
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Volvo and Geely plan to combine their combustion engine operations
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7th Oct 2019
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Volvo and Geely plan to combine their combustion engine operations

Volvo and Geely, its Chinese parent, have announced they intend to merge their internal-combustion engine (ICE) operations in the near future. When Volvo and Geely's engine operations are merged, the new division will supply internal combustion engines and hybrid powertrains to all members of the Geely family, which also includes Lotus, Lynk & Co and LEVC, the maker of London's black taxi cabs.
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Derek Fung
Mercedes-Benz talking with Tesla on LCVs, Geely on cooperation
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7th Feb 2019
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Mercedes-Benz talking with Tesla on LCVs, Geely on cooperation

Dieter Zetsche, outgoing CEO of Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, has said talks regarding electric commercial vehicles "are happening" with Tesla The two carmakers have been in contact since November, when Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, tweeted: "Maybe interesting to work with Daimler/Mercedes on an electric Sprinter. That’s a great van. We will inquire." Speaking to Automotive News, Zetsche stated the "outcome [of the talks] is open".
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Derek Fung
Mercedes-Benz, Geely considering joint ride-hailing service - report
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10th Oct 2018
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Mercedes-Benz, Geely considering joint ride-hailing service - report

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is reportedly considering starting a 50-50 joint-venture ride-hailing service with Chinese carmaker Geely. Sources have told Bloomberg the ride-hailing system would be for the Chinese market. Daimler is reportedly considering using vehicles from its Denza electric car brand, which itself is a joint venture with BYD and produces EVs based on the first-generation B-Class.
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Derek Fung