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.
Germany is heavily debating whether diesel cars should be banned. Yet we should all keep one thing in mind amidst the emotions of this debate: We have not breathed better air since ancient times.
We've already used up more resources this year than our planet can regenerate. That's bad news for our climate and for poorer countries in the Global South, which stand to lose out the most. Anne-Sophie Brändlin reports.
Can the diesel engine still be saved? The automotive industry is hopeful, unions are demanding it and environmental groups are against it. Politicians are looking for a common thread. Sabine Kinkartz from Berlin.
After German chancellor candidate Martin Schulz called for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars, the debate among German politicians, the EU and carmakers has picked up steam. In China, such a quota already exists.
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