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Daimler Throws Shade at Tesla as Truck Rivalry Heats Up

  • World’s biggest truck maker targets 2021 for e-Actros model
  • Trucks chief: If Musk hits goal, ‘something has passed us by’
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Daimler AG cast doubt on Tesla Inc.’s plan to deliver electric heavy trucks next year, saying its more modest goal to start selling battery-powered big rigs by 2021 is more realistic.

The German manufacturer, best known for its luxury cars, is also the world’s biggest truckmaker, giving Daimler the most to lose should Tesla boss Elon Musk succeed in producing a semi truck with a 500-mile range for delivery starting in 2019.