BERLIN (Reuters) – Daimler will produce the primary in-house electrical motor at its oldest plant in Berlin from 2022, the carmaker stated on Thursday, offering reduction to staff frightened that the diesel motor manufacturing web site was on the point of deep job cuts.
Staff who feared for his or her positions after Daimler stated in September 2020 its Berlin web site would finish manufacturing of the 6-cylinder diesel motor inside a 12 months would even be supplied retraining in software program and coding, the German firm stated.
Funding within the Berlin-Marienfelde plant, beforehand pinned at a two-digit million euro quantity, will rise to a low three-digit million euro quantity within the subsequent six years, Daimler stated.
The motor, often known as an axial flux motor and designed by the British startup YASA Daimler acquired earlier this 12 months, weighs a fraction of its diesel equal and may enhance the vary of an EV by as much as 7%, YASA’s chief government officer advised Reuters in July.
(Reporting by Victoria Waldersee; Enhancing by Zuzanna Szymanska)