ARCHIV - 24.01.2017, Bremen: Ein Mitarbeiter von Mercedes-Benz bringt im Werk den Stern an einem Auto der C-Klasse an. Der Autobauer Daimler will sparen, so viel war schon länger klar. Nun hat Vorstandschef Källenius erstmals Details seiner Strategie für die kommenden Jahre vorgelegt. (Zu dpa «Daimler-Chef Källenius bringt den Autobauer auf Sparkurs») Foto: Carmen Jaspersen/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

In view of the energy crisis triggered by the Ukraine war, Mercedes-Benz is preparing to reduce its natural gas consumption in Germany by up to 50 percent.

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The car manufacturer wants to replace the failure with so-called green electricity from renewable energy sources, announced CEO Ola Källenius on Wednesday in Stuttgart at a conference call on the business figures for the first half of the year.

The carmaker has already reduced its gas consumption by a tenth, said the CEO. As the company also announced, the paint shop in the large Swabian plant in Sindelfingen can do without a gas supply in an emergency.