LeEco and Mercedes Benz's parent company Daimler AG are exploring a potential partnership to develop the internet-based electric vehicle. Top-level executives paid a visit to LeEco, discussing the possibility of cooperation or even partnership. Both companies agreed that internet-based electric vehicle would dominate the automobile market in future. Mr. Hubertus Troska showed keen interests in the SEE Plan, and LeEco’s integrated and open Ecosystem.
Mr Hubertus Troska, Chairman and CEO of Daimler Greater China and Prof. Hans Georg Engel, the head of Daimler's Chinese R&D facilities in LeEco’s Beijing headquarter visited LeEco's headquarters in Beijing Tuesday and discussed with Mr Liu Hong, co-founder and COO of LeEco and Mr Ding Lei, co-founder of LeEco Super Car and Global vice president of LeEco, about possible cooperation on electric car power system, car-sharing project, smart-driving and O2O etc.
Mr Hubertus Troska spoke highly of LeEco's SEE plan and indicated that electric, smart, socialized and internet-connected vehicles would take a dominant position in the automobile industry in the near future. Mr Troska said Mercedes-Benz as a traditional auto company has realized the coming of the "new world", a world with electric, smart, socialized and internet-based car.
Mr. Ding Lei said that user demands will tremendously shape the landscape of the future automobile industry, and LeEco has been attaching great importance to an open Ecosystem. He added that LeEco is very open to partnership opportunities.
LeEco's partnership with Daimler AG won't be the first, as the company has already teamed up with the brands like British manufacturer of luxury sports car Aston Martin, an electric car startup Faraday Future and Beijing Automotive. Jia Yueting, founder and CEO of Le Holdings, said that LeEco's first concept Super Car is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming auto show in Beijing in April.