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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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    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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    Report: Smart Forfour, when it comes, will probably come to U.S.

    Daimler chief executive officer Dieter Zetsche admitted yesterday that his company's Smart brand was in trouble without a small car partner. Luckily, that's just what he got in the Nissan-Renault announcement. Now that Smart's future is protected, speculation is turning to the revived Smart ...

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

    2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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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    Mercedes CEO worries about impact of global CO2 and MPG rules

    Mercedes F700 conceptMercedes is not slacking when it comes to building concepts and releasing cleaner vehicles. But, in a fairly standard automotive move these days, while the engineers are working, the executives are complaining about patchworks. Speaking in Switzerland, Daimler CEO Dieter ...

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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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    Zetsche: We can't make it under 120 for 2012

    Daimler's CEO Dieter Zetsche said that the proposed CO2 emission limits for 2012 (120 g/km) are "unattainable". He also stated that politicians don't realise how difficult that limit will be to reach because the cars that will be on sale in 2012 are " actually at the end of their development cycle ...


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