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BMW in talks with Tesla about electric vehicles

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High-ranking officials at BMW and Tesla met this week to find ways to promote electric vehicles and make them more appealing to the general public.

Right now, concerns about their range and charging times are preventing EV sales from taking off.

"Both companies are strongly committed to the success of electro-mobility and discussed how to further strengthen the development of electro-mobility on an international level," a BMW spokesman said.

Other manufacturers are reportedly interested in forging a close relationship with Tesla. One of them is Daimler, which currently owns a 4% stake in Elon Musk's company and uses Tesla motors for its smart fortwo electric drive and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive.

In related news, Tesla and Deutsche Bahn recently inaugurated new fast-charging stations along German highways.

Source: Le Nouvel Observateur