Dieter Zetsche

Auto bosses say billions in savings at stake if EU-U.S. trade deal fails

Jan. 28, 2015 19:41 CET

The CEOs of Germany's top auto companies said Wednesday that they could save roughly 5 billion euros in annual costs if the European and U.S. governments can agree on a landmark free trade deal....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Zetsche done taking beating for Daimler double duty

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

Dieter Zetsche has been the whipping boy of the German premium auto industry for years, but that should soon change....
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Zetsche, other top auto chiefs to lobby for EU-U.S. trade deal

Jan. 27, 2015 21:06 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn and other captains of Germany's automotive industry have gathered in Berlin today to try to rally support for a transatlantic free trade deal that faces potential collapse....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Zetsche, Tesla's Musk have similar timetables for self-driving cars

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have very similar timetables for when they think autonomous cars will be on the road....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Zetsche, Tesla's Musk have similar timetables for self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have very similar timetables for when they think autonomous cars will be on the road....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Zetsche rejoices in U.S. rebound

5:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche expects the U.S. economy to see solid growth in 2015 and boost demand for new cars like the Mercedes GLE Coupe, despite plans by the Federal Reserve to end years of easy money policies that boosted auto demand....
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Mercedes-Benz's vision of luxury makes driving optional

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015

Mercedes-Benz unveiled a concept car that illustrates its vision of luxury circa 2030, when self-driving vehicles would be sophisticated enough for drivers to be able to hand over control to a network of computer chips and sensors....
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Ford CEO Fields predicts self-driving cars on roads in 5 years

6:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015

Ford CEO Mark Fields said that an automaker probably will introduce a self-driving vehicle within half a decade, but it won't be his company, which is focusing on less expensive features that assist in driving....
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Zetsche may feel pressure to give up Mercedes role

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Daimler insiders in Germany want the promotion of global sales director Ola Kaellenius to the management board this month to be seen as a routine personnel decision -- and nothing more....
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Mercedes sales chief Kaellenius seen as potential Zetsche successor after promotion to board

Dec. 11, 2014 14:34 CET

Daimler promoted Ola Kaellenius, head of sales for its Mercedes unit, to the group's management board, making him a potential candidate to succeed Dieter Zetsche as CEO. Zetsche's current contract runs until the end of 2016....
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Daimler will promote Mercedes sales boss, report says

Dec. 3, 2014 12:40 CET

Daimler will appoint Mercedes sales chief Ola Kaellenius to its management board as it lines up potential successors to CEO Dieter Zetsche, a German magazine reported. Zetsche's contract runs until the end of 2016....
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Zetsche sees significant AMG-MV Agusta synergies

Nov. 14, 2014 06:01 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche sees big cross-marketing opportunities for the Mercedes-AMG performance unit and motorcycle maker MV Agusta because customers of both brands have a lot in common....
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Zetsche: Daimler has no ambition to run Aston Martin

Nov. 12, 2014 06:01 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says his company has no plans to increase its stake in Aston Martin or involve itself in operational matters at the UK sports car maker. Daimler supplies Aston Martin with electric and electronic parts and V-8 engines....
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Mercedes, VW to put brakes on Google's in-car data inroads

Oct. 31, 2014 10:43 CET

VW Group and Mercedes called on fellow automakers to establish separate platforms for data on vehicle use to avoid handing over sensitive customer information to Google....
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Daimler, VW dampen speculation about imminent CEO succession

11:02 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014

Succession is not an imminent topic at Daimler or Volkswagen, the chief executives of both carmakers said today, adding that any potential candidates would most likely come from within their respective companies....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why Daimler doesn't share investors' love affair with Tesla

9:14 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2014

Are Tesla shares overvalued? If you ask Daimler, investors have gotten ahead of themselves with their exuberant love for Elon Musk's EV carmaker. Daimler sold its 4 percent Tesla stake for $780 million....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why Daimler doesn't share investors' love affair with Tesla

9:14 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2014

Are Tesla shares overvalued? If you ask Daimler, investors have gotten ahead of themselves with their exuberant love for Elon Musk's EV carmaker. On Tuesday, Daimler decided to cash out on its 4 percent stake for the price of $780 million....
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LaSorda's fund finds new investor -- an old friend

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Dieter Zetsche's Chrysler days are long over, but he's pretty good at maintaining ties with old colleagues from Auburn Hills, Mich. The Daimler chairman is investing in the venture capital fund run by Tom LaSorda, who replaced Zetsche as Chrysler's CEO in 2006 when Zetsche returned to Germany to head Chrysler's then-parent....
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LaSorda's VC firm adds Zetsche, Magna to 2nd investment fund

10:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2014

Tom LaSorda, the former CEO of Chrysler and Fisker, says his venture-capital firm has begun making investments out of its second fund, which he said raised almost $10 million and has added Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche and Magna International to its list of investors....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Sergio has been the glue that kept Fiat Chrysler intact

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2014

Sergio Marchionne's declaration that he will leave his job as head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at the end of 2018 sent my memory back nearly a decade to an ornate love fest in Las Vegas....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Carlos and Dieter show goes from strength to strength

5:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Dieter Zetsche and Carlos Ghosn dispelled speculation that the industrial partnership between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan alliance could crumble once they are not around to instill a sense of unity in their teams....
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2014 Eurostar winner Dieter Zetsche

Sept. 15, 2014 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is this year's Eurostar winner for Group CEO....
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Daimler ready to discuss further cooperation with Aston Martin

Sept. 10, 2014 12:03 CET

Daimler is "fundamentally open" to talks on deeper cooperation with Aston Martin's new boss, Andy Palmer, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said....
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Mercedes to boost Alabama plant capacity to 300,000 units

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2014

Mercedes-Benz plans to increase production capacity at its Alabama plant to 300,000 vehicles by the end of 2015, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said Friday....
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