Daimler restructures as Zetsche hands reigns to Källenius
After 13 years at the helm of Daimler, Dieter Zetsche stepped down as CEO today and has handed over management of the Group to Ola Källenius. He will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars for the next five years and comes with ambitions.
Daimler Ambition 2039: a CO2-neutral fleet line-up
The future Chairman of Daimler’s Board of Management, Ola Källenius, presented his sustainability targets for the passenger car sector under the heading “Ambition 2039”. During the next 20 years, the new range of Mercedes-Benz Cars is to become completely CO2-neutral.
Daimler to be carbon-neutral from 2040?
Future CEO Ola Källenius wants to make Daimler a CO2-free company by the year 2040, according to a report by Manager Magazin. This move would affect not only the vehicles but also the production network, including suppliers.
Smart’s future in the balance
Daimler wants to decide this year about the future of its small car brand Smart. Under the incoming new CEO Ola Källenius, the little car may fall victim to pressure to make savings at Daimler. Smart boss Katrin Adt is already looking for a partner in China to lower costs.