Daimler, BMW seek to remedy EU’s antitrust concerns over car-sharing deal

October 16, 2018 12:53 CET

BRUSSELS — Daimler and BMW have offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns about their plan to combine their car-sharing businesses, the European Commission said.

The two automakers want to combine their car-sharing units Car2Go and DriveNow to better compete with U.S. rival Uber and China’s Didi Chuxing.

The companies made the offer on Monday, a filing on the EU competition enforcer’s website showed, without providing details.

The Commission is expected to seek feedback from customers and rivals before deciding by Nov. 7 whether to accept the concessions, demand more or open a full-scale investigation.

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