DaimlerChrysler AG (DC) and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. confirm the companies' top three executives are meeting in Tokyo to discuss possible “cooperation projects.” Press reports have Nissan soliciting a $1.7 billion-$2.7 billion capital investment from DC, equal to a 20%-30% stake. • Kenneth R. Baker, known as “the father of the EV1,” says he'll retire from General Motors Corp. effective Feb. 1. Mr. Baker served as general manager of the GM EV Program from 1990-1993 and was in charge of the ...

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