News Digest Item
13 Oct 2016

“Daimler CEO Zetsche wants to prevent end to petrol cars”

Die Welt

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has rejected calls to end new registrations for petrol or diesel cars from 2030, reports Birgit Nicolai in die Welt. Shortly before his speech at the Green party conference, Zetsche said Germany did not need sanctions and insisted customers should not be told what to buy. “Seventy-five percent of new cars will be equipped with a combustion engine in 2025 and we will continue to invest into improving these engines,” said Zetsche.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW articles German states - New cars in EU should be emission-free by 2030 and VW, Daimler take key step for e-mobility at Paris Car Show.

The factsheet Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world details Daimler’s plans for the future of mobility.

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