Dieter Zetsche

German gov't, automakers aim for deal by March to boost EV sales

Feb. 3, 2016 11:56 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is pushing for an agreement within the next month together with German automakers to boost electric car sales in the country as demand for EVs fails to take off in the market....
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Zetsche: Apple, Google 'can do more' than we thought

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and other a handful of his senior execs met recently with around 70 companies in Silicon Valley, according to the German weekly Welt am Sonntag. Asked about Google and Apple's automotive pursuits, Zetsche told the newspaper: “Our impression was that these companies can do more and know more than we had previously assumed.”...
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European car-sales growth forecast to slow to 2% in 2016

Jan. 21, 2016 16:07 CET

European car sales likely will rise 2 percent in 2016, down from 9 percent last year, as northern markets weaken and Spain's rebound slows, industry association ACEA said....
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Zetsche: '17 E class will pass ES

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche said he is “very confident” the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class will reclaim the No. 1 spot in the U.S. midsize luxury sedan segment from the Lexus ES. Mercedes believes much of the car's appeal will lie in its vast array of technologies....
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European sales growth will slow this year, say Daimler, Ford, Volvo CEOs

Jan. 16, 2016 06:01 CET

European automotive executives expect the region's car sales to grow for a third straight year in 2016, but they say the overall volume will continue to trail the record high of more than 16 million reached in 2007....
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Daimler's Zetsche criticizes VW over emissions scandal

Jan. 14, 2016 16:37 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said an emissions scandal like the one engulfing Volkswagen would not be possible at his company. His remarks were an unusual dig at another carmaker....
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Daimler still plans Mercedes plant in Russia despite weak market

Jan. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler remains committed to adding a plant in recession-hit Russia to support the 'remarkable' performance of its Mercedes brand, CEO Dieter Zetsche said....
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Zetsche optimistic on Mercedes sales growth in China

Jan. 12, 2016 13:28 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says recent market turbulence in China has not hit demand for Mercedes vehicles. Mercedes sales in the country jumped 33 percent last year as the automaker benefited from a restructuring of its Chinese operations....
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Mercedes E class can retake segment lead from Lexus ES, says Zetsche

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche is counting on the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the midsize luxury sedan segment from the Lexus ES....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Why hybrids, EVs are getting a boost from world's top racing series

Jan. 4, 2016 06:15 CET

Europe's top motorsports series have moved away from racecars with big, thirsty engines. The powertrains on the track are now greener, which has helped automakers such as Mercedes, Porsche and Renault test and build awareness of their alternative drivetrains ahead of launching them on the road....
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Daimler chairman wants sales chief groomed as next CEO, report says

10:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2015

Daimler sales chief Ola Kaellenius could be in line to become the carmaker's next CEO, but not for several years as incumbent Dieter Zetsche may have his contract extended by three years through 2019, a German magazine reported....
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A female successor would be 'fantastic,' Zetsche says, but there's just 1 problem

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Dieter Zetsche, whose term as Daimler AG CEO concludes at the end of next year, told German women's magazine Bunte he would like to see a woman replace him. But there are currently no females in a position to ascend to the top job at Daimler....
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Daimler reviews leadership model as industry changes loom

Nov. 18, 2015 11:36 CET

Daimler plans a new leadership model to better react to market shifts and brace for competition as Silicon Valley giants Google and Apple plot inroads into the auto industry....
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DAVE GUILFORD

How to do an automotive hookup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

The low-key cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan offers a low-key counterpoint to Sergio Marchionne's assertion that mergers are critical to industry survival....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: The secret to the Ghosn-Zetsche alliance's success

10:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche's annual press conference, known on the auto show circuit as “The Carlos and Dieter Show,” would be easy to dismiss as mere self-congratulation. But in this year of feverish merger talk, it took on broader implications....
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VW, Daimler, Porsche embrace refugees, see fix to future labor shortages

Sept. 19, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen, Daimler and Porsche see an opportunity in the influx of refugees pouring across the country's borders to fix their looming labor shortage....
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Mercedes open to battery alliance with BMW, Audi, Zetsche says

Sept. 16, 2015 15:32 CET

Mercedes is open to the idea of creating an alliance with rivals BMW and Audi to manufacture next-generation batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the automaker's CEO, Dieter Zetsche, said. A deal would extend an alliance formed by the three automakers earlier this year to buy Nokia's maps business, Here....
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Zetsche confirms Daimler, BAIC in talks over Chinese carmaker taking possible stake

Sept. 10, 2015 16:00 CET

Daimler is in talks with BAIC about the Chinese company taking a stake in the German carmaker, CEO Dieter Zetsche said, confirming earlier reports about possible cross-shareholdings between the two companies....
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Zetsche says hacking concerns drive Mercedes bid for Nokia maps unit

July 23, 2015 12:17 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said a desire to have better control over data security is one of the reasons Mercedes is part of a German car-making consortium bidding for Nokia's high-definition mapping business....
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GABE NELSON

Self-driving cars make ethical choices

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015

Car companies don't usually get sucked into philosophical debates, but right now they're facing a big, thorny question: how the self-driving cars of the future will decide who will live and who will die....
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GABE NELSON

BLOG: Self-driving cars already have ethics

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2015

Car companies aren't usually involved in philosophic debates, but right now they're facing a big, thorny question: how the self-driving cars of the future will decide who will live and who will die....
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Jaguar r&d chief shuns driverless cars; says customers aren't 'cargo'

June 26, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will never make a driverless car, r&d boss Wolfgang Epple said. “We don't consider customers cargo. We don't want to build a robot that delivers the cargo from A to B,” he added....
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Mercedes's $230,000 Maybach S class defies China's cooling luxury market

June 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Mercedes-Benz is selling almost as many Maybach cars in China each month as it used to sell worldwide in a year when it targeted the super-rich with a stand-alone model....
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Germany may increase support for electric cars

June 16, 2015 10:56 CET

The German government is examining increased support to help bring 1 million electric cars onto the country's roads by the end of the decade. Unlike other European countries, Germany has so far refused to provide generous EV sales incentives....
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Daimler steps up savings efforts to close gap with rivals

1:18 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2015

German carmaker Daimler said today it will step up cost-cutting efforts as it wants to see its premium Mercedes-Benz brand catch up with more profitable rivals Audi and BMW....
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