When the first pickup truck rolled off the assembly line in the mid-1980s, it was a vehicle designed to haul cargo, and the company behind it, DaimlerChrysler, was an odd-looking company.
It didn’t have a name, it had no logo, and it had a giant logo that looked like a giant fist.
It was called the “Wagen” (meaning “wagon”), and it was meant to be a way to get people to the supermarket, a vehicle that made up the heart of the brand, and that was also supposed to make its way across the country.
In short, it looked like an odd vehicle.
And it was.
By 1989, Daejon had built more than 2 million Wagen’s.
The name Daimling was also the name of the company that was developing the Wagen.
It wasn’t a bad name, either.
But Daimlers marketing team quickly realized that, while the name was “sensible,” it was “overly familiar.”
And it would make the Wagon a lot more expensive than it already was.
In fact, the Wager was not going to last long.
By the early 1990s, the company was down to just two trucks, which it bought from General Motors, the largest private employer in the world.
The company also started to struggle with other issues, and as the economy collapsed, its profit margins began to shrink.
By 1997, it lost $9 billion, and Daimlings stock plunged in value by 80 percent.
That’s when the company decided to start over.
It took out a $15 billion loan to buy back the company and refinance it.
The deal was a success.
Daimels first truck sold in 1999, and sales were strong for the next five years.
The Wager, as it was known, was rebranded in 2018, and its first model, the “Caddy,” was sold out within a few months.
It seemed like a success story.
By 2021, the year the Wagens first big-block diesel was introduced, the sales of the Wagers were up 50 percent.
And in 2022, the first diesel Wager with an all-wheel-drive system was launched.
But the company had a tough time finding a way of selling the all-new diesel, so Daimles engineers turned to a new technology.
They came up with the idea of using a “transmission system,” which would allow the WAGens’ diesel engines to be powered by a hybrid drivetrain.
The diesel would use batteries and electric motors to power the whole system, which would give the Wages the best possible fuel economy.
But this technology didn’t exist yet.
So Daimleds engineers came up to the company with a different idea: they would change the engine to be completely electric, and then sell a hybrid version of the diesel to customers.
In other words, they would give diesel drivers a new vehicle with a big-deal engine and a small-deal battery pack.
They also came up in 2018 with a new, more powerful version of their engine, the diesel-electric hybrid.
But they wanted to get this new engine ready for sale to customers in 2019, so they changed the diesel’s name to the “Geely” and changed the name to “Wagens.”
In 2018, the German carmaker Geely acquired the Wage brand, as well as the Wagan brand.
Geely also bought Daimleys patents for electric-hydraulic traction, which were part of the engine’s powertrain.
And Geely bought Geely’s stake in the company, as part of a larger purchase deal, to make the carmaker the largest shareholder in Daimlin.
By 2019, the new Daims were ready to go.
Daejons first electric-vehicle was announced in 2018.
And the first electric cars were sold in 2019.
By 2020, the average car cost a whopping $56,000.
In 2020, it took a little over six years for a Wager to go from a model sold to a model in production.
It takes about eight years for all-electric cars to go into production.
And by 2021, there were only 2,000 of them in the United States.
But that’s a lot of cars to build and keep going, especially if you want to sell a lot.
The problem is, if you need to sell lots of WAGEs, you also need to have a lot to sell.
That means you need a lot-to-build-to cost structure.
That can’t be built.
And that’s the problem with electric vehicles.
If you can’t build them, the price tag for the electric vehicle is going to be enormous.
That wasn’t the case for the Wargeys.
The only reason to buy a WAGE was if it was going to make a lot, because they were going to build a lot in order to make it all-in-