FRANKFURT – DaimlerChrysler AG Chairman Dieter Zetsche remains confident in the auto maker’s plans to bring its fuel-sipping Smart Fortwo microcar to the U.S., citing continued high gasoline prices and early interest in the car from American consumers. The executive also concedes during a roundtable discussion with journalists here the German auto industry forfeited the environmental lead to Toyota Motor Corp. by not recognizing the market potential for hybrids. About 30,000 potential ...

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