Due to their heavy dependency on traditional engine technology, the German car industry risks falling behind in the race for less polluting modes of driving, says former Daimler executive Thomas Sattelberger.
The German Transport Ministry has said premium carmaker Daimler will have to recall over 200,000 cars in Germany alone over the suspected use of defeat devices in diesels. The firm pledged "full cooperation."
The Central African Republic says the diplomatic passport Boris Becker holds "is a fake." But a copy of the passport obtained by DW seems to counter some claims by CAR.
Ebbing interest in diesel-engine vehicles and more public holidays caused car sales in Germany to decline in May compared to a year earlier. But experts said the domestic car market remains in good shape overall.
If you live in Germany, you might occasionally get the impression that the car industry in the country is embattled and under siege. Yet more German cars sell around the world than from any other country. Why?
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