Daimler's cooperation with Tesla was at its peak and both companies had the technology in their pockets for a prosperous future.
Daimler had a complete ecosystem around electric cars. Aside from the range of cars, everything was available for an entire electric car ecosystem. For example, their own windmill, so that all electric cars are climate-neutral, and they had already thought about repairing batteries. Plus their own cell production in Germany and so much more. It's a pity how you left all that and 10 years later have to give big discounts on the EQS so that someone in China still buys it.
Today, Dieter Zetsche drives a smart #1 and OEMs are considering buying additional software from Tesla. Reason enough to take a look at what Daimler has built up over the years and then neglected.