Daimler says in talks with Didi, others for potential cooperation

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Daimler AG DAIGn.DE is in talks with local Chinese ride-hailing firms including Didi Chuxing to discuss potential cooperation deals, board member Hubertus Troska said on Wednesday.

“We are talking to the leading players including Didi about how we may develop something,” Troska, Daimler’s board member with responsibility for Greater China, told journalists gathered at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Separately, Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said he sees further potential for expanding production in China by continuing to work with joint-venture partner BAIC Motor Corp Ltd 1958.HK.

“We see no limiting factors regarding continued expansion with this partner,” Zetsche said in response to a question about whether Daimler was exploring further partnerships like rival Audi.

Reporting by Edward Taylor