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    Report: Daimler CEO says nobody is making money on EVs right now
    B-Class ED Launches At 399 Euros A Month 1415221200

    What do you charge for a vehicle you're going to lose money on? If you're Mercedes-Benz and the vehicle in question is the B-Class Electric Drive, you offer it for lease for just 399 euros ($498) a month with a down payment of 8,473 euros ($10,582). If Daimler was going to price it honestly, it ...

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    Report: Next-gen Smart ForTwo, ForFour will be even smaller

    As expected, the new four-seat vehicle that Daimler AG's Smart division is will start selling later this year will still be pretty darn short. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, speaking at the Mercedes-Benz parent company's annual press conference, disclosed a few details about both the next-generation ...

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    Report: Daimler boss says fuel cell vehicles will be disappointing for at least 10 years

    Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche is pretty confident about the imminence of self-driving cars. Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles? Not so much. He didn't even get into the possibility of self-driving fuel-cell vehicles, but we're okay taking future technologies one at a time. Zetsche, in an interview from ...

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    Detroit: Mercedes-Benz says E-Class hybrid makes cool cars greener

    In between debuting the Smart for-us and SL on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show today, Mercedes-Benz thought it right to bring out two brown cars that are actually green: diesel and gasoline flavors of the E-Class hybrid. In fact, the E300 diesel hybrid is so efficient that Mercedes calls it ...

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    Mercedes-Benz pulls fuel cell vehicle launch forward to 2014

    On Tuesday morning, during a media roundtable discussion in New York, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler and head of Mercedes-Benz, unloaded details on the automaker's upcoming, mass-produced fuel cell vehicle. According to Inside Line, Zetsche told reporters ...

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    Dieter Zetsche: lack of subsidies will limit sales of plug-in vehicles in Germany

    Daimler AG chief executive officer, Dieter Zetsche, told the Bild newspaper that if the German government doesn't offer subsidies for plug-in vehicles, then the nation will fail to hit its goal of having at least one million plug-ins on its streets by the end of 2020. During a recent interview with ...

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    Mercedes-Benz will do the 'unthinkable' to go green

    2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the Mercedes press conference during last week's Paris Auto Show, the company rolled out its CLS – the car everyone was really there to see – for dessert. We couldn't have our pudding without eating our meat, ...

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    Daimler CEO says there's not enough oil for China, country has no choice but to adopt EVs

    Sometimes, little more than a quote is needed to basically tell the entire story. This is one of those times. The quote below comes from Daimler chief executive officer Dieter Zetsche and his words are poignant, shocking and targeted directly at the thirsty automotive market in China which is ...

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    Zetsche admits Daimler couldn't have financed Smart revival without Renault-Nissan deal

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    Apparently, one of the results of today's announcement that Daimler and Renault-Nissan would partner up will be to save the Smart brand's future. According to a report coming in from Reuters, Daimler chief executive officer Dieter ...

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    Dr. Z: BEVs and hybrids for the near term, fuel cells for the long haul

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    Like pretty much every major automaker, Daimler is preparing to launch battery electric vehicles in the next few years. However, again like many of its competitors, the German automaker remains unconvinced that batteries will see the ...

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    Dieter Zetsche: Hydrogen cars are not economically viable

    Spanish Economy newspaper El Economista has published an interview with Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, in which he says what a lot of our readers have been saying: hydrogen engines don't make sense. While speaking about Mercedes' upcoming models, Zetsche gave a solid affirmation about downsides of ...

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    Mercedes boss doesn't plan to let cost be an issue for more efficient cars

    Mercedes-Benz CEO Dieter Zetsche told Motor Trend this week that increased cost was not going to be an issue for his company to meet new fuel economy standards. Obviously getting improved efficiency out of powertrains would make them more expensive as they have to meet U.S. CAFE and European CO2 ...

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    Dieter Zetsche sees fuel cells on our roads in 5-8 years

    GM isn't the only one ready for a lot of hydrogen fuel cell cars. Daimler chairman Dieter "Dr. Z" Zetsche believes that the technology for fuel cell vehicles is here today and that vehicles using the hydrogen-for-energy system will be available in five to eight years time. Zetsche also believes ...


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