Daimler doesn’t rule out cooperating with Tesla in future

Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler

Daimler AG does not rule out collaborating with Tesla Inc in future even though the the German automaker sold its stake in the U.S. electric vehicles company, Daimler’s chief executive Dieter Zetsche told a Polish newspaper.

Dieter Zetsche informed the daily Rzeczpospolita that after selling the Tesla shares he “never regretted it. This does not exclude a cooperation in a future.”

Daimler states Zetsche’s remarks were made in reply to a hypothetical question during a roundtable conversation at the Paris Motor Show and that there was no plan presently to explore opportunities to cooperate with Tesla.

Daimler sold its 4 percent stake in Tesla in 2014. Last month it revealed its electric SUV to rival with Tesla, which has dominated the increasing market for premium battery cars.

Zetsche, who is set to quit his post in May, stated he saw no reason to purchase Tesla shares again.

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