A government source says five German automakers will have to recall 630-thousand vehicles after an emissions probe showed irregularities in their exhaust levels. And the name Bosch keeps cropping up.
Daimler says it too has suspended an official implicated in a 2015 diesel exhaust test on monkeys, following VW's suspension of its chief lobbyist. Carmakers wanted test results kept secret, German media reported.
It made for emotive headlines. Diesel gas tests on monkeys – and humans? VW, still tainted by Dieselgate, was also part of the story. But the Aachen research institute involved in one study says it was unduly implicated.
Germany's top administrative court has delayed until next week a ruling whether cities can ban heavily polluting diesel cars to improve air quality. A ban would potentially hit 15 million diesel cars in Europe.
A new proposal has been leaked to German media: The taxpayer is to shoulder the burden for retrofitting diesel cars equipped with manipulated emission chips. Will consumers end up covering the costs of the scandal?
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