The diesel summit may have just ended but criticism is already coming in from consumer protection groups and consumers alike. Many many consumers only have one word to describe how they feel: cheated.
Revenge is a dish best served cold, they say. Volkswagen seem to have kept that in mind in dealing with errant supplier Prevent, which halted VW production lines in 2016. They have reportedly cut ties with the group.
US President Donald Trump's threat to impose taxes on European cars has sent shivers through the German auto sector. Analysts and politicians warn that the move could backfire on the US car industry, and even help China.
German auto giant BMW has announced it plans to recall nearly 12,000 cars after it admitted the vehicles had the wrong emissions software installed. BMW 5-series and 7-series built between 2012 and 2017 are affected.
German carmakers have condemned experiments they paid for that exposed monkeys to toxic diesel fumes. VW also apologized for a lack of judgment in a further case connected to the Dieselgate emissions scandal.
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