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Ghosn Sees Slower Growth in Renault-Nissan's Daimler Partnership

  • Most obvious joint projects are already under way, CEO says
  • Carmakers work together on electric cars, Mercedes pickup
Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co.

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co.

Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

The Renault-Nissan alliance and Daimler AG, which cooperate on the German company’s Smart city cars and planned Mercedes-Benz pickup truck, see limited scope for adding to their partnership as most obvious projects are already under way.

“When you start working together, most of the low-hanging fruit comes easily and very fast,” Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of both Renault and Nissan, said Friday at a press conference with Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche at the Paris Motor Show. “From now on maybe the number of additional projects may take a longer time. It’s the law of physics.”