Mar 5, 2014

Dieter Zetsche, Ferdinand Piëch, Martin Winterkorn.

Dieter-Zetsche“With Tesla, we are already implementing strategies and will continue to do so in the future. Investing in Tesla was one of the best things we ever did.”

At the opening of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG, praised the California-based carmaker and its plans. Could this mean that Daimler will take part in Tesla’s Gigafactory? (in German)

Ferdinand-Piech“In my garage is no space for this.”

Speaking at the opening of the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen patriarch Ferdinand Piëch has once again come out as the dinosaur of the German automotive industry. When asked about Tesla he stated: “We don’t need burning cars.”
German newspaper ‘Handelsblatt’, 05.03.2014, p. 47

martin-winterkorn“Further high-efficiency models such as the Audi A8, A6 and Q7 or the plug-in hybrid version of the Volkswagen Passat are to follow soon. Because this technology has a future.”

Volkswagen-CEO Martin Winterkorn said in his remarks prior to the opening of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show that the Group’s assembly kits (such as the MQB platform) could easily allow for the electrification of more than 40 models in the coming years.

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