Steve Cannon, Hubertus Troska.

Steve_cannon“Tesla is great, but you’ve got plenty of well-established brands that mean luxury, like Porsche or Mercedes-Benz, and how long do you think we’re going to wait and let Tesla be out there? So, good job, Tesla, but will they be able to maintain that with the others of us out in the market? That remains to be seen.”

Steve Cannon, head of Mercedes-Benz USA, did not hold back when trying to belittle the Californian EV maker by further pointing out that Tesla had “no network” and only a few shops with not enough service structure.

hubertus_troska“China has got the potential to become the biggest market for electric cars.”

This is the prediction of Hubertus Troska, CEO of Daimler in China. In particular, Troska referred to a strong political will to foster EV use in the country and his company’s plans to deliver. (in German)


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