Dieter Zetsche - Daimler

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At the end of the day, it isn't my call. I am an engineer and not a cartel expert. But I know that it was first and foremost about standards and similar issues that in the end helped customers because it increased efficiencies.feedback
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Oct 24 2017
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Mar 07 2017

All partners involved benefit from free trade. If there are any imbalances in the way our free trade is orchestrated, this might be something to be discussed. We are still in the first 100 days and we still don't have specific decisions where to go. We trust on the one hand that ultimately we will see something which will not hamper free trade and secondly we are very strong manufacturers in the U.S.feedback

Mar 03 2017 - Daimler AG

With the Mercedes-Benz pickup, we will close one of the last gaps in our portfolio. The X-Class will set new standards in a growing segment.feedback

Feb 14 2017

Smart is going all-in on battery power.feedback

Jan 10 2017 - Volkswagen scandal

I think we'd be very stupid to forego the benefits of diesel.feedback

Jan 09 2017 - Daimler AG

We had some deficits, cost and quality problems. Design was not top-notch. And with Chrysler we were no longer a pure premium carmaker.feedback

Jan 09 2017 - Daimler AG

The rewards we are reaping today are the logical consequence of careful preparation.feedback

Dec 18 2016

We are convinced that diesel engines are necessary if we want to reduce CO2 emissions from transport.feedback

Dec 18 2016

I find it hard to believe that it would come to punitive tariffs.feedback

Nov 29 2016 - Volkswagen scandal

The availability of high-power stations allows long-distance electric mobility for the first time and will convince more and more customers to opt for an electric vehicle.feedback

Nov 17 2016

Both economies are so extremely closely intertwined that one could only actually ruin both if one were to draw a dividing line there.feedback

Nov 17 2016

We have hope there will be a gulf as wide as possible between campaign and presidency but that is something no one can safely predict.feedback

Nov 13 2016

Those who see carmakers as the root of all evil might not have noticed every second electric car in Europe is made in Germany. The old way of thinking pitting those obsessed with high-powered cars ... against joyless anti-car ecologists has been overtaken by reality.feedback

Nov 13 2016

It might surprise some of you but I agree entirely. The decarbonization of industrial nations is necessary and carmakers will have to play a role.feedback

Oct 03 2016

Electrification will play a major role in the future of the automotive industry -- racing has always been a technology R&D platform for the motor industry, and this will make Formula E very relevant in the future.feedback

Sep 29 2016

We see the car transforming from a product into the ultimate platform.feedback

Sep 29 2016 - Daimler AG

Connectivity, autonomous driving, sharing and electric drive systems - each of these four trends has the potential to turn our industry on its head. Yet the real revolution lies in intelligently linking the four trends.feedback

Sep 28 2016 - Daimler AG

We believe this is a unique selling point and we cannot be ahead if we appoint a camera manufacturer to be our lead developer.feedback

Sep 02 2016 - Volkswagen scandal

You of course take an example like this to take precautions to minimize risks like this and ideally to rule them out. That is why we reviewed existing measures, and intensified them in some cases, to avoid such a situation from arising.feedback

Jul 21 2016

We believe we can overtake BMW and Audi before 2020.feedback

Feb 04 2016

2015 was a good year for Daimler. We know from experience: Getting to the top is hard, but staying at the top is even harder. That's our ambition: Daimler belongs at the top on a sustained basis.feedback

Jan 24 2016

Our impression was that these companies can do more and know more than we had previously assumed. At the same time they have more respect for our achievements than we thought. There were concrete talks. I will not say anything about the content. It was not just about the fact that there is an innovative spirit in the Valley. We know that already. We wanted to see what drives it, and all the things that can be created from it.feedback

Jan 11 2016

The speed of innovation is so fast that you have to use every launch of a new model to roll stuff out.feedback

Apr 02 2015

We look positively into the year in China. The market forecast is for eight percent growth and we believe we can achieve market share gains.feedback

Jan 06 2015 - Driverless cars

I think we see the merging of several worlds, the tech industry, the internet and the automotive industry. These two worlds merging is like a smart phone on wheels, or you can say it's a car that has many of the capabilities of smart phones and computers and so on.feedback

Jan 13 2014

Sales in the Mercedes brand were up 14 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year. Our share of the luxury market is among our highest in history. Almost one in every five luxury vehicles sold here is a Mercedes.feedback

Mar 05 2013

The European market is not in a condition we expected three months ago.feedback

Sep 30 2010

I think it is realistic to assume that in 2020 we could see like five to a maximum of 10 percent of car sales being electric cars. Nevertheless, fully electric cars could be the stars of the show with several manufacturers displaying models due to go on sale in Europe later this year.feedback

Apr 07 2010 - Renault

First of all, we have created the basis to make the next-generation of Smart cars in a successful and economically sustainable way.feedback

Apr 07 2010

Carlos Ghosn and I are here to see the long-term strategic operation between our two companies. By doing so we are creating considerable benefits for both parties from the very beginning.feedback

Mar 23 2009 - United Arab Emirates

We are not coming here for a financial return. We are not coming here to be a short-term player. We are coming to be long-term and to integrate Abu Dhabi economy, UAE economy, with our companies which we invested in.feedback

Apr 12 2006 - Airbus

We're aware of the responsibility we have to our employees, but also to society. Precisely because we take this responsibility seriously, there is no alternative but to continue improving our competitiveness; only if we grow profitably will we be able to guarantee the company's future and consequently guarantee jobs.feedback

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