Auburn Hills, Michigan (ots/PRNewswire) -
The following statement can be attributed to Jason Vines, Vice
President, Communications for Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler.
While describing different interpretations of global climate
change at the meeting of the Society of Automotive Analysts in
Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, DaimlerChrysler Chief
Economist Van Jolissaint's comments concerning the company's policy
on global climate change were misinterpreted. Mr. Jolissaint's
remarks to the conference were tape recorded.
A report by the BBC misquoted Mr. Jolissaint and provided
misleading information to its listeners, viewers and readers
concerning the position of DaimlerChrysler on global climate change.
We have asked the BBC to retract its report.
During the conference, while describing the view that "some people
might have" of a recently published report that has a more dramatic
approach to the issue of global warming, Mr. Jolissaint specifically
said, "not me, of course."
The official policy of DaimlerChrysler states:
We share the concern expressed by many, that global climate could
affect future generations. While the science remains uncertain, we
support concurrent advances in climate science to ensure fuller
understanding of the controversies surrounding this issue and to
avoid inappropriate responses by government or the private sector.
We believe that the competitive marketplace is the best solution
to this challenge, and we expect to be a leader in developing and
introducing advanced technologies designed to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions. Voluntary actions, because of their inherent flexibility,
allow for the greatest greenhouse gas reductions at the lowest cost.
DaimlerChrysler is committed to develop new advanced technologies
to minimize any potential impact our vehicles might have on global
climate or the environment in general.
Web site: http://www.media.daimlerchrysler.com
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Jason Vines, +1-248-512-3164, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Shawn Morgan,
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