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Daimler AG has invested a million-dollar sum for about a 10 percent in Tesla Motors as part of a new partnership between the German and the Silicon Valley electric car startup. Speaking at a press in Stuttgart, Germany this []

Daimler AG has invested a double-digit sum for about a 10 percent stake in Motors as part of a new strategic between the German automaker and the Valley electric sports car Speaking at a press conference in Germany this morning, CEO Elon Musk (pictured) and s Thomas Weber, who is responsible for research and Mercedes-Benz cars announced that Daimler use battery packs from for the electric Smart cars to launch commercially in 2012. The have also agreed to expertise for future models, and will take a seat on

Tesla s board of directors.

Today s deal does not Daimler is abandoning a joint with battery maker or that Tesla is a shoe-in for the battery packs for other models. Tesla does not or manufacture battery cells and Musk said today the company could very assemble battery packs controls and cooling systems at Tesla, with cells Evonik subsidiary Li-Tec. in the (General Motors is taking a approach with the batteries for its Volt, assembling battery with cells from LG

When it comes to choosing a maker, Musk said, We are We are very interested in using a cell, or Panasonic, Sony, LG delivers the best product for the

Weber said that s decision regarding the 2012 EV is completely independent of decisions for packs in other vehicle He explained that the primary for today s deal was to get an electric car on the as fast as possible.

As for Tesla, Musk said the wanted to partner with a experienced auto company. battery makers are seeking alliances these days of the deadline for a Department of Energy program created as part of the package, since applicants committed customers will get a in the evaluation process. Although is pursuing hundreds of millions of in government funds to launch its Model S electric sedan into production, Musk that the company does not capital immediately. In fact, he Tesla could have a higher share price a private investor. But while has experience with battery he said, Daimler brings the of everything


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