First Shift: Mercedes hits the gas on electric carsMarch 29
Mercedes faces complaint from China's Chery over EQ nameMarch 23
Chinese automaker Chery has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes's use of the "EQ" name for a subbrand of electric vehicles, throwing up a potential road block for the German carmaker in the world's largest EV market.
Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche will be interim trucks bossFeb. 10
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to CEO Dieter Zetsche, will leave the company "at his own request and for personal reasons." Zetsche will take over Bernhard's duties until a successor is named.
AutoNews Now: Blog ignites Musk-UAW spatFeb. 10
Wolfgang Bernhard to leave Daimler, report saysFeb. 9
Daimler, Nissan reviewing collaboration at Mexico auto plantFeb. 2
Daimler, Uber agree to add self-driving Mercedes-Benz to fleetJan. 31
Nissan halts joint development of luxury cars with Daimler, report saysJan. 5
Nissan is halting joint development of luxury cars with Daimler's Mercedes-Benz, sources close to the companies told Reuters, suspending a key project in their seven-year partnership and potentially hitting profitability at a new shared factory in Mexico.
Daimler CEO Zetsche doesn't expect Trump to disadvantage European carmakersDec. 18, 2016
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche does not expect Donald Trump to favor U.S. automakers over their European counterparts. Any protectionism favoring U.S. carmakers would hurt the United States more, he told a German newspaper.
Daimler will become 2016's biggest luxury automaker, Zetsche saysDec. 9, 2016
Daimler will become the biggest and most profitable luxury carmaker this year, CEO Dieter Zetsche said. Achieving the target would put Mercedes back on top for the first time since 2005 when it lost the sales crown to BMW.
Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officerNov. 10, 2016
Daimler promoted its head of design Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design officer. Wagener's styling of Mercedes cars has played a key role in boosting the brand so that it is now likely to pass BMW as the top-selling global premium brand.