Top executive level of Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, paid a visit to LeEco, the leading global internet and technology giant on Tuesday (March 1st), discussing the possibility of cooperation or even partnership. Both companies agreed that internet-based electric vehicle will dominate the future of automobile market.
Mr. Liu Hong, co-founder and COO of LeEco, together with Mr. Ding Lei, co-founder of LeEco Super Car and Global vice president of LeEco, received the visit of 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. Both sides talked 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 dominant position in automobile industry in the near future. He showed keen interests in the SEE Plan, and LeEco’s integrated and open Ecosystem.
Mr. Troska said 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 future automobile industry, and LeEco has been attaching great importance to an open Ecosystem. He added that LeEco is very open to partnership opportunities.
Daimler AG is one of the world’s biggest premium car manufacturer with pioneering technology in internal combustion engine and gearbox. Facing intensive competition and internet companies’ participation in global automobile market, Daimler is seeking collaboration with internet companies, since electric vehicles are believed to be the future of automobile industry.
LeEco’s founder Jia Yueting announced the SEE (Super Electric Ecosystem) plan, the company’s electric car plan, in December 2014. Based on of the comprehensive Le Ecosystem, the SEE Plan highlights the development of internet-connected, intelligent electric vehicles and open automotive ecosystems, and has attracted heavy attention in global automobile industry.
For the past year, LeEco has teamed up with the global luxury sports car brand Aston Martin, electric car start-up Faraday Future and Beijing Automotive Group Co.,ltd..
Mr. Jia Yueting, Founder and CEO of Le Holdings announced that LeEco’s first concept Super Car will be shown in the upcoming automobile exhibition in Beijing.
About LeEco: LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering internet and technology company with multiple internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,000 people globally and is the world’s first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.